UAE’s RAK Airways announces Islamabad and Amman to be its first two destination launches in 2013. Earlier in the month, in a strategic press briefing Mr. Murabit Al Sawaf, President and CEO of RAK Airways stated that the airline is visualizing a strategic growth path with new destinations and increase in its fleet size and that within the next few weeks the airline will announce five new destinations.
In line with the earlier press briefing, RAK Airways President and CEO, Mr. Murabit Al Sawaf today announced the launch of Islamabad on 5 August and Amman on 7 August 2013.
RAK Airways has seen a strategic growth path since its relaunch in 2010 and there has been no turning back. The airline saw passenger numbers to the tune of 300,000 in 2012, and in the first quarter of 2013, the numbers have jumped to 40%.
Islamabad is RAK Airways’ third entry point into destination Pakistan. In 2011, the airline made its first entry into Pakistan with two-weekly flights to Lahore and Peshawar. In the first half of 2013, the airline increased its frequency to Lahore and Peshawar from two to three flights a week, to meet passenger demand.
Says Mr. Murabit Al Sawaf, ‘With over 600,000 expatriate Pakistan nationals, contributing to the economy of the United Arab Emirates, RAK Airways is only glad to provide another entry into Pakistan, through the launch of Islamabad. RAK Airways is a better travel option from UAE. The airline operates out of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and passengers from anywhere in the UAE have the privilege to be transported on RAK Airways free shuttle service to Ras Al Khaimah Airport, in the Northern Emirates.
Speaking of the launch of Amman, Mr. Al Sawaf said, ‘As for the launch of Amman, I must say that this is the first entry of RAK Airways into the levant region. With the inauguration of RAK-Amman route and a one way fare of AED 400, we look forward to encourage more passenger traffic – leisure, business and tourism from Ras Al Khaimah to Jordan and from UAE to Jordan as well, thus positively impacting the tourism and industry of both the economies.’
With the addition of the two new routes, RAK Airways will fly to 11 destinations. At present, the airline operates to 9 destinations.
RAK Airways is one of the flag carriers of UAE, and is known to be ‘the better flying option’ from Northern Emirates. The airline is a full-service carrier and its offerings are hot meals onboard, 30 kgs baggage, free parking at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and free shuttle service from anywhere in the United Arab Emirates.
Bookings can be made through the call center +97172075000 or through the website www.rakairways.com