Qatar Airways will operate daily flights to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport from November 1, boosting Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s (RAKTDA) strategy to enhance global connectivity to the Emirate.
Announced at the Arab Aviation Summit (AAS), which took place at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre, the move will strengthen direct international travel to Ras Al Khaimah by offering better accessibility and options for travellers.
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is just a short flight from Qatar Airways’ Doha hub Hamad International Airport. The daily flights will enable travellers to visit the Emirate, and will leverage on Qatar Airways’ expansive global network of over 150 destinations spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Asia-Pacific, and the US.
Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman, The Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah & Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “Ras Al Khaimah is continuing to establish itself as a major aviation hub, driven by the success of an inspiring tourism strategy that is growing from strength to strength.”
He added that the partnership will deliver significant progress against this roadmap, and strengthen the operational footprint.
Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA, commented: “Our partnership with Qatar Airways and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is an important step in driving Ras Al Khaimah’s continued growth as a destination of the future. Unlocking joint capabilities with one of the world’s leading airlines will raise the overall competitiveness of our tourism ecosystem and meet the growing demand for travel to the Emirate.
“We look forward to working together to drive sustainable growth, in line with our ambition to attract three million visitors annually by 2030 and increase tourism’s contribution to Ras Al Khaimah’s GDP.”