RAK AIRWAYS TO RE-LAUNCH BEFORE END OF THIS YEAR
New look, new service and new routes planned.
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 30 June 2010 - RAK Airways, the UAE's fourth national carrier, announced today it will re-launch services before the end of this year, following a hiatus of just over 12 months.
Sheikh Omar Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Chairman of RAK Airways, explained that the exceptionally tough market conditions, created by the global economic turndown during 2008/09 which had forced the young airline to suspend schedule services in May 2009, had now sufficiently abated.
“We are now ready to make a strategic re-entry into the market,” he said. “We have a lot of exciting new plans, which will be unveiled soon. Omar Jahameh, our recently appointed CEO and his team are finalising the details of our flights to destinations in the Gulf, Africa and the Indian Sub Continent,” he added.
“The decision to re-launch the airline is part of the ambitious vision of H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, aimed at boosting tourism in the emirate. RAK Airways is viewed as a key part of that plan,” Sheikh Omar concluded.
About RAK Airways:
RAK Airways was established under Emiri Decree No: 3/2006 issued by H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, in January 2006. The airline is a private joint stock company incorporated in the RAK Investment Authority Free Zone with an authorized capital of AED 1.5 billion.
The Board of Directors of the company include Sheikh Omar Bin Saqr Al Qassimi as Chairman, Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qassimi as Vice Chairman and Dr. Khater Massad, who is the Managing Director of the company.
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