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RAK Airways Set To Take Off To Beirut  
User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

RAK Airways - the UAE's fourth national carrier - announced that its inaugural flight will take off to Beirut on Thursday 29th November.

The full-service airline also announced the launch of its flights to Colombo, Sofia and Dhaka.

Launched under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. RAK Airways also plans to unveil more destinations, including cities in India, Nepal, Qatar and Tanzania, within three months as part of an ambitious growth strategy.

for more info: www.rakairways.com

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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3518 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4829 times:
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Do you have any information about what planes they are using? Nothing on their web page


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User currently offlineGatoVolador From Spain, joined Apr 2007, 435 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4763 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 1):
Do you have any information about what planes they are using? Nothing on their web page

Iberia leased to them some of their former (received 6-7 years ago) B757-200.


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

..but fares from Sofia to RAK are about 390 Euros -not what I would call a super bargain..
Nevertheless-having a first diect flight from Sofia to RAK is great news and opens potentially the way for low-fare travel from Europe to the Gulf with one-stop..

[Edited 2007-11-25 00:46:35]


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12807 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4686 times:
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Quoting GatoVolador (Reply 2):
Iberia leased to them some of their former (received 6-7 years ago) B757-200.

According to ATDB, they have just one ex-IB 757 - A6-RKA c/n 29311 (ex EC-HIU)

RAK was supposed to start nearly a year ago. Before I left the UAE in May, I had seen this 757 at RKT in full RAK colours (and very nice it was too). Since then, it seems to have been flying for AtlasJet in a hybrid c/s:

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I hope they are able to be successful, they seem to have had a somewhat troubled "birth". Interestingly, ATDB says they are planning to operate an A318CJ Elite!



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

I notice they have a new logo, previous one which was the airlines name in stylised Arabic has been dropped, and no Arabic titles either!!! I think this makes them the first Middle East carrier to begin operations without native language titles.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Why Sofia. Sems an oddball route for a carrier with no onward connecting flights


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12807 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4540 times:
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Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):
Why Sofia. Sems an oddball route for a carrier with no onward connecting flights

They have to start somewhere!  smile 

In their position, I'd look to go somewhere where EK and EY don't have a strong presence.



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4538 times:



Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
Sofia



Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):
Why Sofia. Sems an oddball route for a carrier with no onward connecting flights

Veeeery interesting... and completely unexpected!



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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4401 times:



Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
Dhaka

RAK Airways - the UAE's newly launched fourth national carrier - took off on its inaugural flight to Dhaka on Thursday, 29th November. The full-service airline will fly to Dhaka three times a week, and plans to increase the frequency of flights in the near future.



Source: http://www.ameinfo.com/140233.html


User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Nice aircraft logo, unprofessional website, wrong destinations

I hope they have enough money !



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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4189 times:

RAK Airways, UAE's fourth national carrier commences flights to Beirut today.

Quote:
The full-service airline will fly to Beirut three times a week, and plans to increase the frequency of flights in the near future.

The airline also plans to unveil more destinations, including cities in the GCC countries, India, Nepal, and Tanzania, within three to six months as part of an ambitious growth strategy.



Source: http://www.ameinfo.com/141839.html


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