United Arab Emirates start-up RAK Airways is aiming to launch operations in January with a fleet of Boeing 737s and 757s, and has indicated that initial routes will serve destinations in Iran and India.
While RAK Airways will hardly be competing with the likes of Emirates and Etihad, it's good to see a new airline starting up at this less well known Emirate.
I just happened to be at RKT a week ago and bumped in to RAK's Operation Control Manager. We had an interesting chat about the airline's plans, but he declined to tell me how many 737s and 757s they were looking to operate. He told me they'd just finalised RAK's colours, and the illustration in FI looks very nice - blue and silver. I'm hoping to get up there again later in the year and get some shots of these planes once they've arrived.