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IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, announced Ras Al Khaimah as its 100th destination in the 6E network. The airline will commence new direct flights between Mumbai and Ras Al-Khaimah, effective September 22, 2022. Ras Al-Khaimah was also named as Gulf Tourism Capital for the years 2020 and 2021 by Gulf Cooperation Council.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo, said, “We are pleased to announce our entry into the fourth Emirate with Ras Al-Khaimah as our 26th international and 100th overall destination. These new flights will cater to the high demand for travel to Ras Al Khaimah, with India being the third largest international source market for the city in 2021 and traffic expected to reach pre-pandemic levels this year. RAK also focuses on becoming the regional leader in sustainable tourism, which aligns well with our overall focus on sustainability. The increased connectivity will bolster trade and strengthen sustainable and responsible tourism between the countries. Our expansion to connect the 100th destination is a testament to our efforts to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across a wide network, onboard our lean, clean flying machines.”
Apart from being the 100th destination, Ras Al-Khaimah is also the 4th city in the emirates, 11th destination in the Middle East, and 26th international location in the 6E network. The passengers can experience nature, authentic offerings, beaches, and Hazar mountains. Some tourist destinations at Ras Al-Khaimah include Sunset at Jebel Jais, Zipline Down Jebel Jais’ slope, Dhayah Fort, National Museum, and Khatt Springs, amongst others. In addition, RAK is a popular destination for leisure travelers, destination weddings, and incentives targeting the MICE segment.
These flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travelers who are constantly looking for new and affordable flying options to access destinations that help build businesses and are known for their tourist attractions. Customers who wish to plan their travel can book tickets via our official website, www.goIndiGo.in. Introducing these flights will further bolster the airline’s domestic and international connectivity.
|6E 1371||Mumbai||Ras Al Khaimah||Daily||Sep 22, 2022||23:00||00:35|
|6E 1372||Ras Al-Khaimah||Mumbai||Daily||Sep 23, 2022||02:05||06:40|
His Excellency Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of The Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al Khaimah & Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s partnership with IndiGo airlines is a significant step forward in getting back to a normal footing post the pandemic. We welcome them wholeheartedly and are enthusiastic about addressing the increased passenger flow from the Indian subcontinent. Ras Al Khaimah’s thriving tourism & industrial sector will benefit from this connectivity. I am confident this partnership will be important in our ongoing expansion strategy for the airport.”
The CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Mr. Atanasios Titonis, commented: “We are happy to have IndiGo airlines as our partner. Our team and IndiGo’s team have been working for several months together to achieve this main step for our airport and boost tourism for Ras Al Khaimah as an Emirate. Indigo’s working values are great, their vision is commendable, and they are the right airline partners in our portfolio as we are on our way to transitioning into a destination airport. With the start of this operation, we envisage a huge array of opportunities coming in from the Indian subcontinent as Mumbai is a major airline hub and can further connect our passengers to several destinations within India and other international destinations served by IndiGo.”