Posted by Bob Brunskill
RAK Airways has been confirmed as one of three airlines to have begun operations from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
According to TradeArabia News Service, RAK Airways will fly between KAIA and Ras Al Khaimah, joining Felix Airways which will fly between KAIA and Aden and Royal Falcon Airlines whixch will fly to/from Amman.
KAIA already connects Saudi Arabia with 46 different Middle Eastern destinations and nearly 100 destinations around the world, the news service said.
"Our strategic plans are to attract airline companies from all over the world to the Saudi market in order drive economic growth by increasing the number of flights departing from and arriving in the kingdom," said an official statement.
The news comes as KAIA looks to expand its facilities and services, including new terminals, to allow for further passenger growth.
Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this week that the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone is preparing to welcome over 200 international and regional delegates ahead of its hosting of the World Free Zone Convention 2010 on November 2nd-3rd.