People who travel to and from the Emirates will be happy to know that Air Arabia has become the flag-carrier of Ras Al Khaimah, an important sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is situated in the north of the United Arab Emirates sharing borders with Musandam of Oman. This will give its residents an advantage when they book flights of this airline for travelling within the continent as well as to several parts of Europe and North Africa. In Ras Al Khaimah, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has recently declared that it has made a strategic agreement with this low-cost carrier (LCC). This would allow it to start its operations from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
Improving the Tourism Prospect
RAK, as Ras Al Khaimah is popularly known, will benefit from this step as it has become one of the most important tourist destinations in this region. Besides, it will also bring all-round development of the Emirate in terms of economy. As a result of this agreement, people will be able to book direct flights to RAK instead of making reservations for Mumbai to Dubai flights. In this aspect, officials of DCA described this agreement as a unique collaboration.
Air Arabia – Best LCC in this Region
Air Arabia airline is one of the most popular names in Middle East aviation and has recently been awarded as the best LCC at Aviation Business Awards 2013. Currently, the airline operates with over 30 Airbus A320-200 aircraft in this fleet with 10 more in the pipeline. This carrier was established in the year 2003 and offers services to nearly 90 destinations from its hubs at Alexandria in Egypt, Casablanca in Morocco and Sharjah in UAE. Apart from improving its economy, this step will also develop aviation here in the near future due to this partnership.