Air Rum

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Air Rum
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2002
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Queen Alia International Airport
Headquarters Amman, Jordan

Air Rum was an airline registered in Sierra Leone, though based in Amman, Jordan, which operated leasing and charter flights out Queen Alia International Airport, Amman.[1]


The airline was established in 2002 as a subsidiary of RUM Group by Mohammad Abu Sheikh, who served as President and General Manager.[1] Services were somewhat limited as Air Rum was on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union due to safety concerns. Air Rum became inoperational in 2008 and was subsequently dismantled, in favor of Petra Airlines, another subsidiary of RUM Group.


The Air Rum fleet consisted of a number of Lockheed L-1011 TriStar aircraft, the last of which went into storage in August 2008, marking the end of the airline's business.[2]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 20 September 2005, an Air Rum aircraft full of Gambian football fans heading for Lima, Peru faked a fuel starvation emergency so that the flight had to divert to Piura.[3] The fans were going to support their national team playing in the city for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 65. 
  2. ^ Air Rum fleet list at
  3. ^ Gambians emergency landing, BBC News, 22 Sept 2005

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