RAK Airways spreads its wings to 10 destinations


RAK Airways has marked the expansion of its route network to 10 destinations with the introduction of flights to Khartoum, Sudan.

Effective December 15, 2011 RAK Airways will offer three flights a week to Sudan’s capital city. RAK Airways CEO Omar Jahameh said: “We had a clear mandate to fly to 10 destinations within one year of relaunching our operations. With the introduction of our flights to Khartoum, we have achieved our objective and laid the foundation for a successful and profitable future for the airline.”

The airline also increased its GCC network when it launched daily flights to Kuwait and Doha, Qatar. Additionally, the airline announced its entry into Pakistan with two flights a week to Peshawar and Lahore, following the first anniversary of its relaunch on October 10.

Jahameh said: “With the introduction of daily flights to Kuwait and Qatar, RAK Airways is able to further its footprint in the GCC region. We marked our entry into Qatar in July this year, with four flights a week to Doha. With the latent opportunities in Qatar in the lead up to the 2022 World Cup, we have increased the frequency of our flights, to enhance our offering for business travellers looking to capitalise on the resulting rise in trade and tourism.”

RAK Airways’ GCC network now covers Jeddah, Kuwait and Doha and the airline is actively eyeing additional routes in the region and beyond to add to its growing route network. “With an established network in the GCC, our passengers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt will be able to take advantage of convenient connections and easy transfers to a number of key GCC cities,” added Jahameh.

RAK Airways relaunched operations a year ago with two routes to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Calicut, India. Over the last 12 months the airline has focused on extending its route network across the GCC, Indian sub-continent and North Africa.

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