Air Arabia to launch 8 direct routes from RAK
Ras Al Khaimah, April 27, 2014
Air Arabia, the newly designated carrier of Ras Al Khaimah, will offer direct services to eight routes from RAK International Airport starting May 6, giving an immediate boost to the emirate's rapidly growing tourism sector.
The announcement was made at a joint press conference with the RAK Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Tourism Development Authority to announce the operational details of Air Arabia’s soon to open hub at RAK International Airport, its fourth international base and second in the UAE.
In February, Air Arabia and the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation entered into a long-term strategic partnership to significantly increase the number of destinations accessible to the residents of Ras Al Khaimah and to bring more tourists within reach of the emirate.
From its hub at RAK International Airport, Air Arabia will follow exactly the same value-for-money business model as it does from its primary base in Sharjah, a statement said.
Two new Airbus A320 aircraft will initially service regularly to RAK International Airport from three cities in Pakistan; Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar. In addition, Air Arabia already flies to Sharjah from Karachi, Sialkot and Peshawar.
Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah, said: "This important collaboration will give a major boost to the economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and reinforces the growing excitement about the emirate as an investment destination. – TradeArabia News Service