EtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5480 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.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5359 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..
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 14264 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5302 times:
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:
777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 7949 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5199 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.
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.