RAK Airways has built up its passenger numbers, filling 250,000 seats in 2011, and gradually expanding its destination network to Africa, Middle East and Asia. In a recent development, the airline has announced strategic plans to connect Abu Dhabi. The first flight to the Capital will commence on October 3rd, 2012.
RAK Airways Acting CEO, John Brayford said: “With the launch of Abu Dhabi, we are offering residents of Ras Al Khaimah and Northern Emirates, an alternative.”
The new service will boost the airline’s network up to 10 destinations as well as strengthening its foothold in the regional aviation market. Data issued by the airport’s operators show that its passenger traffic increased by 58.5% in the first three months of 2012, well exceeding previous expectations.