RAK International Airport charts major growth and developments

Mohammed Qazi, RAK International Airport CEO
Mohammed Qazi, RAK International Airport CEO

The 40th anniversary of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has witnessed a rise in aircraft movements of scheduled flights which increased by 26% over previous year.

There has also been new charter operations from Germany, Poland, Latvia and Russia.

In addition, Air Arabia increased flight frequencies to 10 destinations that they service from the emirate. The cumulative effect of these positive results was a 17% rise in passenger traffic over 2014.

The airport also made significant progress with new deals being signed for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) as well as aircraft decommissioning.

In light of its anniversary celebrations, Mohammed Qazi, RAK International Airport CEO is of the opinion that the focus ahead is on becoming the leading low cost and charter airport of the Northern Emirates. “We have a long-term vision that is closely linked with economies and growth trends of the Northern Emirates,” he added.

RAK Airport is speaking with other airlines and anticipates an announcement in coming weeks regarding commencement of another low cost carrier.

Qazi concluded saying: “Our target is to increase productivity, be efficient, develop customer intimacy and promote Ras Al Khaimah. It is about building a long-term and sustainable future that contributes to regional aviation growth.”

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