RAK Airways enhances its Abu Dhabi services

12/12/2012 - Ras Al Khaimah Property News Posted by Bob Brunskill
RAK Airways enhances its Abu Dhabi services

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is proving to be increasingly attractive to foreign investors and people are now finding it far easier to gain access to the emirate.RAK Airways has been providing direct trips to Abu Dhabi, which is a major international hub.Bosses at the company have found the demand for flights between the two destinations has been very high, so they have decided to make it a daily service.The firm made history by becoming the first UAE-based airline to offer domestic flights from RAK to Abu Dhabi in October and - as of yesterday (December 11th) - travellers can now make the journey every day.Chief executive officer at the organisation John Brayford revealed the carrier had transported more than 300,000 people so far this year, which is a staggering 47 per cent improvement when compared to 2011.More than anything else, this highlights just how popular RAK has become in the past 12 months."We believe in offering our customers choice and believe it is appropriate to go ahead and expand Abu Dhabi service to a daily flight, something we promised when we launched in October 2012," Mr Brayford remarked.The airline is certainly not resting on its laurels and major expansion plans are in place.Mr Brayford said the company's business plan shows a "steady growth path" for the next five years and it will continue to offer "easy connections and a smooth transition" to major international hubs in the UAE.Last month, the RAK Tourism Development Authority (TDA) launched a new Electronic Tourism Licenses and Permits System in association with the Electronic Government Authority.This ensures that visitors can get easier access to tourist visas and general manager of the RAK TDA Victor Louis is hopeful the move will attract further investment into the emirate.Earlier in the year, Mr Louis announced that a number of multi-million dirham projects would be launched in the coming year in order to boost tourism.