Gulf Air to start out Ras Al Khaimah companies on October 3

Sheikh Salem bin Sultan, chairman of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, and Zayed Alzayani, chairman of Gulf Air's board, sign the agreement that will expand air travel options for Northern Emirates. Photo: Gulf Air

Gulf Air, the nationwide service of Bahrain, has signed an settlement with Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport to start out operations on October 3, offering an alternative choice for air journey within the Northern Emirates.

The service — the service’s third within the Emirates after Abu Dhabi and Dubai — will function on a year-round schedule between the UAE’s northernmost emirate and the airline’s Manama hub, connecting Ras Al Khaimah to regional and worldwide locations, Gulf Air stated in a press release on Saturday.

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The settlement was signed by Zayed Alzayani, chairman of Gulf Air’s board, and Sheikh Salem bin Sultan, chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport.

In attendance had been Waleed AlAlawi, appearing chief govt of Gulf Air, Atanasios Titonis, chief govt of Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport, and Raki Phillips, chief govt of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority (RAK TDA).

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“This settlement expands Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport’s airspace by introducing a number of locations from east to west. It’s a nice improvement to cater for the wants of regional and worldwide travellers,” Sheikh Salem stated within the assertion.

“This settlement enhances the companies between Bahrain and the UAE, and we’re delighted to have this in partnership with Gulf Air.”

Gulf Air’s new service is predicted to improve Ras Al Khaimah, which is closely selling tourism — thought of as central to the GCC’s long-term financial development — and has unveiled a number of initiatives to draw guests.

This month, the emirate was included in Time journal’s World’s Best Locations of 2022 record, an annual compilation of fifty must-visit locations, which praised Ras Al Khaimah’s journey choices and “beautiful geodiversity”.

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Final yr, RAK TDA introduced a Dh500m funding to develop new sights at Jebel Jais that may “combine seamlessly into the mountain ecosystem”.

Ras Al Khaimah is on monitor to enhance the variety of guests by 12 per cent this yr to greater than 1.11 million in 2022, Mr Phillips final month stated. The emirate hosted nearly 1 million guests in 2021.

Discussions between Gulf Air and Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport started in early 2021, and a preliminary settlement was signed by the 2 events on the Dubai Air Present that constructed on these talks.

Gulf Air, based in 1950 and one of many greatest and oldest airways within the Center East, operates scheduled flights from Bahrain Worldwide Airport to cities within the area, Europe, Africa, the Indian Sub-continent and the Far East.

Ras Al Khaimah Worldwide Airport was established in 1976 and operates passenger and cargo companies, and is a gateway for an growing variety of worldwide guests.

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