Air Arabia starts operations from RAK International Airport

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Air Arabia’s first flight from RAK International Airport took off to Jeddah on May 6

Air Arabia marked the start of operations from Ras Al Khaimah, with an official ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah, and His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia.

At the ceremony, Air Arabiaand Ras Al Khaimah DCA said both are committed to using the start of this service to further strengthen travel and tourism sector of the emirate.

Two new Airbus A320 aircraft have now been based in Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, following a strategic partnership signed between the airline and Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation.

Air Arabia launch routes include direct services to Jeddah in Saudi; Cairo in Egypt; Muscat in Oman; Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar in Pakistan; Dhaka in Bangladesh  and to be followed by Calicut in India.

His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah said: “Today we mark another milestone in the UAE aviation success and growth journey. Our partnership with Air Arabia will allow us to increase the accessibility of Ras Al Khaimah to international passengers, whilst also increasing the flow of tourism to the Emirates, which will have a direct effect on the local economy. This step further signifies the important role we place in developing the aviation scene in the emirate which in return will support the ambitious plans we have set for developing the emirate’s tourism and business sectors.”

Air Arabia’s first flight from RAK International Airport took off to Jeddah on May 6 at 08:25 amfollowed by a second flight to Muscat at 10:25 on the same day. The carrier will offer some 25 weekly launch flights from its new Ras Al Khaimah hub to Jeddah, Muscat, Cairo, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Dhaka.

For more information about the flights schedule and launch fares, visit www.airarabia.com

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