Subscribe Free
in Airports

RAK Airport sees fast growth in movements and revenues

Posted 4 May 2013 · 1 Comment

RAK International Airport in the northern UAE has recorded first quarter results showing more than 30% increase revenues and a 42% growth in aircraft movements.


“The first quarter 2013 performance is the result of a combination of carefully thought through factors such as collaborative teamwork, cohesive supply chain, attractive prices, product innovation and continuous energy and focus on our customer’s needs and requirements,” said CEO, Andrew Gower.
“With Ras Al Khaimah being the northern gateway to the UAE and just 45 minutes from Dubai via road, RAK International Airport is able to provide tourists and visitors an alternate and faster approach to the country due to its relatively free skies and faster immigration check-in and checkout.”
Gower said the airport will be focusing on providing attractive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, promoting public and private partnerships, training and highlighting its cargo activities.
RAK Airport have been exploring regional opportunities. It has looked at Saudi Arabia as a new feeder market and was at the Riyadh Travel Fair, as well as the Afghanistan Air Cargo & Logistics Conference. It will also be exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM in Dubai this week.
The airport is targeting charter and scheduled airlines following recent successes of routes from the Russian Federation, which started last year.
“Five of the global 10 fastest growing markets for international passenger traffic are among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with the others in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region,” explained Gower. “We have had tremendous response from chartered and scheduled airlines from the CIS and Europe flying into our airport which explains the growth in aircraft movements and revenues last quarter.”


1 Comment for RAK Airport sees fast growth in movements and revenues

John Smith

posted 2 years ago

and the numbers are what?

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Boeing celebrates delivery of Oman Air's First 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Oman Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans.

Qatar Airways named official Airline of Orbis UK

As the Official Airline of Orbis UK, Qatar Airways will be flying medical volunteers on duty to the airline's destinations worldwide.

Sagem to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt

Sagem has joined with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.

Qatar Airways signs codeshare agreement with SUN-AIR

Qatar Airways has signed a code-share agreement with Danish carrier SUN-AIR, a franchise of British Airways.

Emirates announces two new key appointments

Emirates has announced a number of management changes in its commercial operations department that will see two UAE Nationals assuming new roles to support the airline's growth in the Middle East and Far East.

Jazeera Airways shareholders approve voluntary reduction of capital, and cash

Jazeera Airways shareholders approved a board recommendation to reduce the company's capital from KD42 million to KD20 million through a share buyback program to readjust the company's capital to match the size of current operations

Lufthansa Technik LB A-N15
See us at
Reed Exhibitions BT 7O23M163D Printshow BT 27S-11N15Dubai Airshow RBT 4S-12N15Aviation Iran BT S-3Mar16DIAC 2015 BT Aug19-8N15Aviation Festival Mena BT Aug-26O15Gulf Defense and Aerospace - Kuwait 2015Global Aerospace Summit 2016GATE BT 4S-12N15