RAK Airways launches flights to Khartoum
Ras Al Khaimah, November 1, 2011
RAK Airways, a national carrier of the UAE, has marked the expansion of its route network to 10 destinations, with the introduction of flights to Khartoum in Sudan, effective December 15.
The airline will offer three flights a week to Sudan’s capital city, a statement from the company said.
RAK Airways re-launched operations a year ago with two routes to Jeddah in Saudi and Calicut in India. Over the last twelve months the airline has focused on extending its route network across the GCC, Indian sub-continent and North Africa, and the entry into Sudan marks a milestone for the airline.
In the weeks following the airline’s first anniversary, RAK Airways announced the introduction of flights to Peshawar and Lahore in Pakistan, Kuwait and an increase in frequency of its Doha flights to seven times a week.
Omar Jahameh, CEO, RAK Airways, said: “We had a clear mandate to fly to 10 destinations within one year of re-launching our operations. With the introduction of our flights to Khartoum, we have achieved our objective and laid the foundation for a successful and profitable future for the airline.”
“Khartoum presents compelling business opportunities and marks our commitment to furthering our presence in North Africa,” concluded Jahameh.
All-inclusive fares start at Dh899 ($245) to Khartoum, including a full meal and beverages served free on-board all flights, along with a baggage allowance of 30kg per passenger in addition to the normal hand baggage allowance. There is also a free shuttle service between other Emirates and RAK International Airport for each flight, the statement said.
RAK Airways provides free parking for passengers who wish to drive to RAK International Airport which is 30 minutes away from Sharjah and 45 minutes away from Dubai, it said. – TradeArabia News Service