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RAK Air New Website Drops Stuffy Look  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3608 times:

Lighter in attitude compared to Jazeera, Flydubai, Bahrain Air, NAS, Sama and Air Arabia.

http://www.rakairways.com/

[Edited 2010-10-17 22:17:45]

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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3553 times:

The website has been existing since a few weeks. It is probably to go along with their branding attitude.


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3519 times:

I will admit straight up that I am an igorant westerner, but I went and had a look at the website, and wow did I ever find that to be a random route map.

Jeddah-RAK-Calicut, and that's it? I am eager for someone to explain to me what is the relationship between these three cities, because it just seems completely random to my uninformed eyes. I understand that Jeddah is a major business and tourist/pilgrim gateway, but any particular connection to Ras al Khainah? And what is the draw to Calicut? I see that several ME carriers serve it, but I don't understand what the connection is.

Eager to be enlightened,

JL



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3485 times:

All of South Asia provides the cheap labour, thats why Kozhikode.

User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3472 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 2):
Jeddah-RAK-Calicut, and that's it? I am eager for someone to explain to me what is the relationship between these three cities, because it just seems completely random to my uninformed eyes. I understand that Jeddah is a major business and tourist/pilgrim gateway, but any particular connection to Ras al Khainah? And what is the draw to Calicut? I see that several ME carriers serve it, but I don't understand what the connection is.

Air India flies a B747-400 between Calicut and Jeddah 5 times a week which run on almost 90% + loads.

The entire Gulf region, and the most in Saudi Arabia, have millions of Indians working there and most of them concentrated in South India. You will be amazed to know that the three airports in the state of Kerala (India) COK, CCJ, TRV have more or less flights to the Gulf only and hardly a few domestic flights.

The number of Indians residing in Saudi Arabia as per 2009 data was 4 million, not counting the business and Hajj trips.

[Edited 2010-10-17 23:53:43]


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3466 times:

Thanks guys. I knew about all the Indians/South Asians working in the ME, in fact I'm related to a few of them, but all the ones I know are from farther north (Goa and Mangalore mostly). I didn't know there was such a preponderance from the sourth - but taht explains a lot. Are theere a lot of Indians in Ras al Khainah, or is it mainly a transit point for them to get to Saudie Arabia in this plot?

JL



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Ras Al Khaimah is trying to achieve traffic to its airport ( and income to the city ) by becoming a transit port. It is only 18km from DXB, so there's quite a challenge. But I hear that they are doing good.


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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Looks good but has RAK rebranded lately or what is the relation between RAK and Eastern Skyjets? Is it leased from RAK? Those livery schemes have the same basic layout...


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[Edited 2010-10-18 02:46:37]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Kozhikode is an odd destination to start off with, Kochi and Thiruvanthapuram are usually the first in southern India to be targetted.

Quoting Owleye (Reply 7):
what is the relation between RAK and Eastern Skyjets? Is it leased from RAK? Those livery schemes have the same basic layout...

I thought the same, maybe its a case of World Airways having aped UPS livery.


User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 8):
Kozhikode is an odd destination to start off with

CCJ serves a huge market, especially Kannur, Kasargod, and north Kerala/Southern Karnataka area. The traffic to TRV is comparatively less. In fact other than UL, no other foreign carrier was allowed into CCJ till 31st Dec 2007. It was a protected market by the Govt. Of India for Air India/ Indian Airlines.



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I posted a reply in the other thread.
Ok, anyway, owleye I believe Eastern Skyjets is owned by RAK.
They probably started CCJ due to lower competition.

[Edited 2010-10-18 04:50:00]


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