Monday, November 11, 2019

RAK to reap rewards of SpiceJet move

Dubai: Low-cost carrier, SpiceJet's, decision to make Ras Al Khaimah International Airport its first international hub outside of India marks a key turning point for the emirate, with experts noting that the move will bring about several long-term economic benefits across various sectors.

The Indian carrier recently signed a memorandum of understanding with RAK International Airport to start direct flights between the emirate and New Delhi from December 2019. The airline will operate five flights a week, with plans to gradually increase the frequency. In addition, SpiceJet has also announced plans to launch an airline which will be based at RAK International Airport.

"SpiceJet's decision to make Ras Al Khaimah International its hub will provide us with much needed thrust to penetrate deep into the Indian market, and will position us as an ideal hub to connect India with the rest of the world," said Sanjay Khanna, CEO at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. "SpiceJet's operations from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport will also aid the major industries in Ras Al Khaimah by connecting them to Indian trade partners. We are very optimistic about this partnership and the future generally, and we see huge potential for Ras Al Khaimah International Airport to grow, in line with the emirate's ongoing positive development."
10/11/19 Rohma Sadaqat/Khaleej Times

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