RAK Airways to fly Kuwait, Doha daily
Ras Al Khaimah, October 18, 2011
RAK Airways, a national carrier of the UAE, will start operating daily flights to Kuwait, its ninth destination, from its hub in Ras Al Khaimah besides boosting its Doha operations starting from this year.
The move comes as part of the airline's strategy to increase footprint across the GCC region, said a statement from RAK Airways.
The inaugural flight to Kuwait will take off on November 20, while the daily service to Doha will start operating from October 30.
Following the first anniversary of the airline’s re-launch on October 10, RAK Airways had announced its entry into Pakistan with two flights a week to Peshawar and Lahore.
Announcing the launch, RAK Airways CEO Omar Jahameh said, 'With the introduction of daily flights to Kuwait and Qatar, RAK Airways is able to further its footprint in the GCC region.'
'We marked our entry into Qatar in July this year, with four flights a week to Doha. With the latent opportunities in Qatar in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup, we have increased the frequency of our flights, to enhance our offering for business travellers looking to capitalise on the resulting rise in trade and tourism.”
RAK Airways GCC network now covers Jeddah, Kuwait and Doha and the airline is actively eyeing additional routes in the region and beyond to add to its growing route network, said Jahameh.
“With an established network in the GCC, our passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt will be able to take advantage of convenient connections and easy transfers to a number of key GCC cities,” he noted.
The return all-inclusive fares to both Kuwait and Doha start at Dh499 ($135.8). Included in the price is a full hot meal and beverages served free on-board all flights, along with a baggage allowance of 30kg per passenger in addition to normal hand baggage allowance.
There is also a free shuttle service between other emirates and RAK International Airport for each flight, he added.-TradeArabia News Service