SpiceJet flags off maiden scheduled flight to Ras Al Khaimah
SpiceJet has flagged off its maiden non-stop international flight connecting Delhi with Ras Al Khaimah, the airline’s 12th international destination, on November 26. The flight SG 160 took-off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 10:30 PM (local time) on November 26 to reach Ras Al Khaimah at 12:50 AM on Friday. The return flight, SG 161, departed at 1:50 AM to reach Delhi at 6:40 AM today. In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, the inaugural flight was greeted with a grand water cannon salute upon its arrival at the Ras Al Khaimah International airport.
The airline will operate scheduled flights on the Delhi-Ras Al Khaimah-Delhi sector twice-a-week. While the flight on the Delhi-Ras Al Khaimah route will be operational on Thursdays and Sundays, the flight on the return leg will operate on Fridays and Mondays.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said, “The addition of Ras Al Khaimah as our 12th international destination marks an important milestone for us and represents a major stepping up of our commercial operations. RKT Airport has been an important partner for us since we signed a MoU with them last year and they are a major part of our expansion plans, which are to deliver more services to more destinations across the Indian sub-continent and the rest of the world.”
“As an Indian airline we enjoy a significant amount of goodwill within Indian communities at the destinations we serve, with the UAE being no exception. We intend to build on this by delivering excellent value for our new service. For example, we offer the cheapest return flight ticket on the Delhi - Ras Al Khaimah - Delhi route and this includes free road transportation from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We are very excited to be playing a part in Ras Al Khaimah’s and the UAE’s post-Covid-19 recovery and look forward to a building a strong rapport with SpiceJet passengers flying into and out of RAK Airport,” he added.
Ras Al Khaimah, the fourth-largest emirate of UAE, is known for its close proximity to Dubai. It is one of the key business hubs in the Emirates owing to world-class infrastructure, easy accessibility to seaports and international airports, etc. It is also an important hub for SpiceJet in the Gulf region and the airline has operated around 350 cargo and 286 repatriation flights to and from the city since the nationwide lockdown in India.
With the new flights, passengers from Ras Al Khaimah will now be able to easily travel to a host of other cities on SpiceJet’s domestic network via multiple onward connections from Delhi.