UAE’s RAK Airways expanded its route network with the launch of two new services this week. The carrier, which now operates 11 routes, has revealed ambitious plans to reach 40 destinations by 2015.
RAK Airways has announced its strategic plan towards commercial expansion and acquiring new aircraft. RAK president Murabit Al Sawaf said the expansion plan is part of the airline’s endeavours to achieve the target of 40 destinations by 2015, of which five destinations will be announced shortly.
Sheikh Engr. Salem Sultan Al Qasimi, vice chairman, RAK Airways, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2013.
Travelport and RAK Airways, one of the flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates, have announced an enhanced new partnership to benefit Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agents around the world. Building on the participation agreement signed at the end of last year, RAK Airways has upgraded its contract with the GDS operator to a global Full Content Agreement giving Travelport customers full access to the carrier’s inventory of flights and fares.
Due to increasing customer demand, RAK Airways is increasing its flights from Ras Al Khaimah to Calicut to daily effective 15th December 2012. This is the latest news for the carrier which recently signed a new codeshare deal with Etihad Airways and announced its first ever GDS participation agreement.
On the back of signing a new codeshare deal with Etihad Airways and announcing its first ever GDS participation agreement, RAK Airways chief executive officer, John Brayford, sits down with Breaking Travel News to discuss the United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s planned expansion.
Travelport and United Arab Emirates-based RAK Airways have jointly announced their first ever GDS participation agreement. Under the new deal, Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide will gain access to all of RAK Airways fares and inventory with immediate effect.
UAE-based carrier RAK Airways will be expanding its route network to Bangladesh. Effective December 15, the airline will offer thrice-weekly flights to Dhaka and Chittagong respectively, according to a report in Travel Daily India.