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In coordination with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport), Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, will commence scheduled services to Ras Al Khaimah on 3rd October 2022. The service will establish a year-round scheduled operation between the two airports connecting the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah beyond Bahrain to regional and international destinations on Gulf Air’s global network.
The signing ceremony occurred at Gulf Air Headquarters in Bahrain, represented by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gulf Air, H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s Chairman, H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi, RAK Airport’s CEO Mr. Atanasios Titonis, and RAK’s CEO of Tourism Development Authority Mr. Raki Phillips; including Executive Management members from both companies.
Commenting on the signing of H.E., Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani said, “As the region’s leading boutique carrier with a global footprint, we look forward to adding Ras Al Khaimah to our network of seaside destinations and increasing our UAE points to three (3) with Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Accordingly, today we signed on the commencement of services to proceed with operations to Ras Al Khaimah. I am confident our passengers will be impressed with all the facilities and services Ras Al Khaimah International Airport offers”.
As for Captain Waleed AlAlawi, he commented, “We are delighted to add Ras Al Khaimah as the third destination on our growing UAE network, and we would like to recognize and thank the proactive cooperation with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as we provide our passengers with a new destination known for its quality tourism appeal and attracts tourists from the GCC and Europe.”
H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi remarked, “This agreement expands Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s airspace by introducing multiple destinations from East to West. It is a great development to cater to the needs of regional and international travelers. Furthermore, this agreement enhances the services between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE; we are delighted to have this partnership with Gulf Air.”
For his part, Mr. Titonis stated, “Gulf-state and European connectivity is a key factor of our expansion strategy, and Gulf Air is an ideal partner for this mission. We look forward to further developing our partnership and providing more scope for passengers to select their destination of travel from our airport”.