Release Date: 15 April 2007
Release ID: 1063
Royal Jordanian won King Abdullah II Award for Excellence in the large service organizations category. The ceremony, patronized by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, was held at the Dead Sea. The award is designed to gauge and assess the performance of public and private institutions and thus help them make further progress.
Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, HRH Prince Faisal, chairman of the award's board of trustees, presented the award to RJ President/CEO Samer Majali. Majali voiced the company's satisfaction at receiving the award, considered as the most prestigious reward for excellence at national level, for all sectors. The prize seeks to create an environment that helps entrench and promote a culture of excellence by setting up criteria that form the pillars of excellence, support policies, programs and incentives to attain excellence.
Majali said that the King Abdullah II Award constitutes a high level of accomplishment for Royal Jordanian and is a clear acknowledgment of its distinguished and efficient performance. It encourages RJ to translate in deeds its vision and mission as Jordan's national carrier, connecting the Kingdom with the world, offering passengers the best in air and ground services.
Majali added that all company departments have been working with dedication during the last two years to meet the requirements needed to be granted the award. The award criteria are: leadership, strategic planning, resource management, process management, results and generic sub-criteria.
Majali stressed that receiving the award, which coincides with joining the oneworld global airline alliance, is a great honor and provides motivation for the airline to go on with the development and modernization efforts whose fruit, among others, is this award. He added that RJ recently won two world-class awards granted in the air transport industry; it was awarded the Merit Award for the Airline Turnaround of the Year 2006, at a ceremony held by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) in Singapore, and the Phoenix Award, at the 2007 ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards in Washington.
Majali urged all RJ staff to maintain the standards leading to such huge accomplishments, of which they must be proud. The award, he said, was not intrinsically an objective, but a way to progress and enhance competitiveness nationally and internationally.
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