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RAK Airways

Posted on: 30/07/2012

Rak Airways

More and more airlines are being opened globally and in the Middle East region, as the demand on aviation is increasing rapidly. One of the newly open airlines in UAE is RAK; the national airline of Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates. In January 2006 RAK Airways was established under Emiri Decree issued by Sheikh Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

Operations started in early 2007 and continued until 2009 when the company had to close operations due to the financial crises. In 2010 Rak Airways relaunched operations under a new livery and new management, the company chose “value-for-money- model, aiming to position itself between full-service and low-cost carriers.

Ras Al Khaima International airport is RAK Airways main hub, from which they run their small fleet of 3 aircrafts ( 1 Boeing 757-200 and 2 Airbus A320-200s) in their scheduled flights to various destinations in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.

Bus services from Ras al Khaimah to other UAE destinations Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain and Khor Fakkan are also provided by RAK Airways.

One main advantage RAK is famous for is that it was the first Middle Eastern airline to actively use social media to communicate with its customers. Such social media include Facebook and Twitter. You can also benefit from the electronic services provided in Rak Airways official website, such as booking on line, flight check in, and flights schedule.

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1 Response to "RAK Airways"

Ah, thanks for the brief history. I recall reading about them around 2007, particularly their expected balikbayan Manila route, and then didn’t hear much after that. That they restarted so soon after their collapse intrigues me, and that they are ahead of Air Arabia or even Emirates on the social media front is also interesting. On the other hand, a 752 in the land of widebodies? La, shukran.

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