RAK to launch Russian charter flights
Ras Al Khaimah, September 1, 2012
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) will introduce twice weekly charter flights from Moscow to Ras Al Khaimah running from the end of October through to the end of April, 2013.
RAK TDA has signed an agreement with Natalie Tours, the first biggest Russian tour operator on UAE destination in cooperation with Alpha Tours towards this launch.
The charter flights will be the first to directly connect Moscow with Ras Al Khaimah and is expected to bring an extra 7,000 Russian tourists to the emirate over that time, which will translate into an anticipated increased demand of 17,000 room nights for Ras Al Khaimah hotels.
Victor Louis, chief operating officer for RAK TDA said: “Russia has always been a market set in our sights for further development in helping us reach our strategic goal of 1.2 million visitors by 2013.”
“With its temperate climate, rugged terrain and superb beach facilities, Ras Al Khaimah offers an ideal getaway for visitors from Russia seeking sun, leisure, adventure and quality experiences with great value for money.
“Both our partner Natalie Tours and indeed ourselves are confident that our rising emirate will prove a popular new destination for many Russians as a standalone destination or in combination with other emirates.”
The Russian charter flights that are expected to seat 156 passengers per flights and will run twice a week on Tuesday and Fridays, will be operated by Transaero Airlines, the second largest airline that is operating an extensive domestic network and serving International routes.
A selection of the premium of Ras Al Khaimah hotels and resorts are included in the holiday packages. – TradeArabia News Service