Monday, October 02, 2006

RAK Air ready to fly into India

Mumbai: The UAE-based full service carrier RAK Airways is planning to fly to five Indian destinations.
The yet-to-be launched carrier is currently in talks with Delhi-based low-cost carrier SpiceJet for a possible interline agreements.
“We will be launching our operations in the first quarter of 2007 with two Boeing 757-200 aircraft. We have applied for the rights to operate in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai,” RAK Airways Chief Executive Officer Jack Romero said.
RAK, the name derived from Ras Al Khaimah, was formed in February as a private joint stock company. Romero said the airline will shortly secure regulatory approvals for flying into India, adding “we have already initiated necessary measures.”
He said the operations would be weekly service and would be upgraded into daily service as soon as it acquires aircraft on lease.
02/10/06 P R Sanjai/Business Standard