RAK to add more flights to Kerala

Ras Al-Khaimah Airways (RAK), the fourth national airline of the UAE, has been working out plans for enhancing its flights network. Omar Jahameh, Chief Executive Officer of RAK, told that the carrier would introduce more flights to Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi in addition to increase frequency of its flights to Kerala.

The carrier is also mulling to increase flights to Mangalore and Hyderabad, much to the delight of Malayali expatriate population. The carrier is already running five flights to Kozhikode offering connectivity to a large number of expats belonging to South India.

Muhammed Shihan, in charge of the flight operations in Kerala and Air Travel Enterprises’ Managing Director E M Najeeb told that the Indian Community in Ras Al-Khaimah has been demanding better connectivity between Ras Al-Khaimah to cities across India.

Saleem P B, president of the Indian Association in Ras Al-Khaimah said that Indian expat population is facing a major problem due to non-availability of good air connections between the northern emirate and the Indian sub-continent.

He further added, “We have approached the national carrier of Ras Al-Khaimah and our national carrier Air India to commence flights to Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore and other Indian cities. RAK Airways positively

responded to us and is ready to commence their operations to these cities with immediate effect.”