Air Arabia recently marked the commencement of its operations from Ras Al Khaimah. The inaugural event was attended by HH 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.
The airline’s inaugural flight departed from RAK International to Jeddah. At the ceremony, Air Arabia and Ras Al Khaimah DCA said both are committed to using 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, Cairo, Muscat, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar, Dhaka and to be followed by Calicut.
His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah said: “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.”
The airline will offer some 25 weekly launch flights from the Ras Al Khaimah hub.