RAK International Airport, Bahrain’s Gulf Air unite to enhance connectivity

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air to establish connectivity between the Emirate and the Kingdom.

The MoU was signed at a virtual ceremony that brought together high-ranking executives from both organizations, heralding a new phase of operations for RAK International Airport, which is rapidly establishing itself as a major transport and logistics centre for the UAE.

Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Air said, “We are always keen to explore ways to enhance the connectivity between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. As a boutique carrier, we look forward to adding Ras Al Khaimah to our network of destinations. We are extremely impressed with the facilities that RAK International Airport provides, which will serve the high standards our passengers expect from Gulf Air.”

Sanjay Khanna
Sanjay Khanna
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“The aviation industry has its eyes set on recovery following the difficult year we had in 2020. The air ways are opening up as COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease, and passengers grow increasingly confident to take to the skies once again. With this in mind, we are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with Gulf Air to set the stage for flight services between Bahrain and Ras Al Khaimah – along with the Northern Emirates – and enhance Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s connectivity to destinations around the world.”

“Gulf-state connectivity is a key tenet of our expansion strategy, and with its long history, commendable track record, and vast network, Gulf Air is an ideal partner for this mission. Aiming to build connectivity between the emirate and the Kingdom of Bahrain, this move will allow residents, expats, and tourists in the Northern Emirates of the UAE to connect as far as the Philippines in the east and London in the west,” concluded Mr. Khanna.