Air Arabia Designated Offical Carrier of Ras Al Khaimah
Sunday, 02 February 2014
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (IATA: RKT, ICAO: OMRK) : مطار رأس الخيمة الدولي
RAS AL KHAIMAH - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah announced today it has signed an agreement with Air Arabia, as the designed carrier operating from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, and to become the official carrier of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate.
Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah said: “Today’s announcement is a natural step in the next stage of Ras Al Khaimah’s aviation development, driven by the Emirate’s steady economy, expanding population, growing industrial activity, and tourism.
"We are delighted to be entering into a strategic agreement with an extremely successful airline and are confident about the benefits this partnership will bring to the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah.”
Adel Ali, Group chief executive officer of Air Arabia said: “Joining hands with DCA, Ras Al Khaimah in this new partnership aims at further developing the aviation industry in the northern Emirates and support Ras Al Khaimah’s ambitious economic plans.
"The Emirate’s tourism sector is witnessing a strong and steady growth and we are optimistic that this will continue to grow in the years to come.”
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 three operating hubs in Sharjah, UAE; Alexandria, Egypt; and Casablanca, Morocco.
The Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah as established in 1974 is responsible for operation and regulation of the air transport system in Ras Al Khaimah.