Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Air Arabia offers flights to Ras al Khaimah from Oman  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 05/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Air Arabia, the newly designated carrier of Ras al Khaimah, joined the emirate's tourism and aviation authorities to announce the operational details of its soon to open hub at the RAK International Airport, its fourth international base and second in the UAE.

During a joint press conference with the RAK Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Tourism Development Authority, Air Arabia announced that starting May 6 it will offer direct services to eight routes from RAK International Airport, giving an immediate boost to the emirate's rapidly growing tourism sector.

In February, Air Arabia and the Ras al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation entered into a long-term strategic partnership to significantly increase the number of destinations accessible to the residents of Ras al Khaimah and to bring more tourists within reach of the emirate. From its hub at the RAK International Airport, Air Arabia will follow exactly the same value-for-money business model as it does from its primary base in Sharjah.

Two new Airbus A320 aircraft will initially service regularly four times a week to the RAK International Airport from Muscat. Flights depart RAK International Airport on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, at 10:25, arriving at Muscat International Airport at 11:20. Return flights depart Muscat at 12:10, arriving in Ras al Khaimah at 13:05 local time. This schedule provides suitable onward connections for passengers travelling to Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar in Pakistan, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Cairo in Egypt. In addition, Air Arabia alreadyflies to Sharjah in UAE, from Muscat and Salalah in Oman.

Engr Sheikh Salem bin Sultan al Qasimi, chairman, department of civil aviation (DCA), Ras al Khaimah, said, ''This important collaboration will give a major boost to the economic development of Ras al Khaimah and reinforces the growing excitement about the emirate as an investment destination.

''As our designated carrier, Air Arabia's operations will be a key component of a comprehensive strategy to develop a vibrant, distinct and sustainable tourism sector in Ras al Khaimah to rival the most established destinations in the region.'' Adel Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia said, ''The increase in tourists and visitors entering Rasl al Khaimah suggests that a solid potential for developing the emirate travel and tourism sector exists.

This partnership offers enormous potential benefits not only to the local aviation industry, but to the overall economy. ''With our hubs in Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah, Air Arabia is well-positioned to cater to the travel needs of the Northern Emirates, a position we believe will deliver real value to our customers and shareholders while transforming the region's tourism sector by bringing millions of potential new visitors within just a few hours' reach.''

Established in October 2003, Air Arabia PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, currently operates services to 90 destinations covering the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Indian subcontinent from operating hubs in Sharjah, UAE; Alexandria, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; and now Ras al Khaimah, UAE


 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 30 2016 - Italy's Eni confirms renewable energy deal with EgyptMENAFN
(MENAFN) Italian oil Eni agreed a common strategy with Egypt to construct renewable energy projects in the country.Moreover, the first project will be a solar plant in Sinai with output of 50 MW, ...

 Sep 30 2016 - Oman's budget deficit reaches USD10.83bn in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman's budget deficit increased and crossed the RO4bn mark for Jan-July period this year as government revenue continued to hurt by weak oil prices.Meanwhile, the deficit grew by 68 percent ...

 Sep 30 2016 - UAE hotels to cut costs by 20pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Hotels in the UAE could cut their costs by more than 20 percent by reducing their energy and water consumption.Moreover, hotels with poor environmental policies consume three times more ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Kimberly process chair steps up momentum on Africa initiativeMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Zimbabwe was the next stop on his extensive tour of African States, to give Africa a Voice, for which the Kimberley Process was originally intended. In Harare, the KP Chair met with ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Global Virtual Reality Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast To 2020MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Global Virtual Reality Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast To 2020 next five years in an average of 106% CAGR; by 2020 over 430 billion products will be sold, and 21 ...

 Sep 29 2016 - NY Gov. Cuomo's Justice Center a Corruption SchemeMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) NY Gov. Cuomo's Justice Center a Corruption Scheme Jonathan Carey "Champion for the Disabled" Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007 The corruption is ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Solving the last jigsaws to minimize risks, optimize costs and accelerate commercialization at Biosimilars North AmericaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Solving the last jigsaws to minimize risks, optimize costs and accelerate commercialization at Biosimilars North America The 3rd annual Biosimilars North America by popular demand, ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Haptic Interface Market 2016 market Share, Current and Future Players, Analysis and Forecast to 2022.MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Haptic Interface Market 2016 market Share, Current and Future Players, Analysis and Forecast to 2022. Global Haptic Interface Market Information, by Components (Hardware, Software), ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Cold Forging Machine: Consumption, Demand, Sales, Competitor and Forecast 2016 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Cold Forging Machine: Consumption, Demand, Sales, Competitor and Forecast 2016 – 2021 Cold Forging Machine Global Market 2016 Analysis and Forecast to 2021 PUNE, INDIA, September ...

 Sep 29 2016 - Global Wind Power Market Top Manufactures, Market Demands, Trends, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Global Wind Power Market Top Manufactures, Market Demands, Trends, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast 2021 Global Wind Power Market Information Report by Application (Residential ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help