RAK to launch new airport services
Ras Al Kaimah, June 24, 2012
RAK International Airport and RAK Transport Authority (Rakta) have agreed to develop a number of services designed to enhance connectivity within the emirate, as well as promote their mutual business interests.
The first phase of the product development is already underway and is a pilot scheme to connect RAK City Centre (Nakheel) to RAK Airport, said a senior official.
The service is targeted at airport staff as well as travellers who could use the more economical option to come to the airport, remarked Andrew Gower, RAK International Airport director.
“Rakta is a key strategic partner in ensuring the development of a good surface access network and connections across the emirate and we are delighted to be working in collaboration with them,' he said.
“Connectivity to and from the airport is a crucial ingredient for our success, and we are fortunate to have such excellent partners who share and support our aspirations. Over the coming weeks a number of other services will commence, such as limousines and officially regulated taxis,' he added.
Gower said they were also developing a priority product called Al-Awlawiyyah, which will offer the limousine service alongside business lounge access and fast-track passenger processing at the airport.
“This is a major innovation, offering traditional business-class convenience to economy passengers – but provided by the airport,” he added.
Jason Farhat, the managing director of Rakta said, “We will work hand in hand with RAK International Airport to provide state-of-the-art transportation services.”-TradeArabia News Service