India’s Spice Jet signs MoU with RAK International Airport

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


India’s Spice Jet announced  the launch of an airline which will be based at RAK International Airport after signing a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday. It will start direct flights between RAK and New Delhi from December 2019 and will operate five flights a week and aims to gradually increase the frequency.


Ajay Singh, chairman of SpiceJet stated that they have applied for a licence for the new airline which will operate from Ras Al Khaimah and is slated to take off next year.



After Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, flydubai and the recently-announced Air Arabia Abu Dhabi it will be the sixth airline to operate from the UAE.



Singh went on saying that they were looking to establish an airlines locally based in Ras Al Khaimah. They are applying for certification shortly and the approval will take around three to six months. The new airline will help connect India with Eastern and Western European destination using RAK as hub.



Aroudn four to five jets will be based in in Ras Al Khaimah and those will be 737 Max series after they have been certified by the US regulator.



There is already good traffic between RAK and Europe and they are connecting Europe to India via Ras Al Khaimah. This is their first international hub as airports in India are getting congested and with new aircraft coming for SpiceJet, the carrier is forced to look at alternatives in the region.

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