MIDDLE EAST: Ras Al Khaimah start-up expands services

RAK Airways, the Ras Al Khaimah-based startup, operated its inaugural three-times-a-week service to Beirut recently and also launched services to Colombo, Sofia and Dhaka with B757s. The carrier said it will unveil routes to India, Nepal, Qatar and Tanzania in thenext three months. COO Khalid Almeer said RAK will acquire 6-8 narrow-body aircraft within two […]


RAK Airways, the Ras Al Khaimah-based startup, operated its inaugural three-times-a-week service to Beirut recently and also launched services to Colombo, Sofia and Dhaka with B757s. The carrier said it will unveil routes to India, Nepal, Qatar and Tanzania in thenext three months.

COO Khalid Almeer said RAK will acquire 6-8 narrow-body aircraft within two years and serve 20 destinations in the Gulf, South Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. "We estimate approximately 1 million passengers a year and the annual projected growth over the next 2-3 years is 20 per cent," Almeer said.