Restarting UAE-India air links ‘imperative’ for trade, says RAK Airport CEO

SourceArabian Business

The CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport said on Saturday that re-establishing links with India is "imperative" as it readied for the launch of SpiceJet flights. The airport is gearing up to receive the first commercial flights from Indian value carrier SpiceJet on November 26, signally a "steady return" to normal economic activity following the Covid-19 pandemic, a joint statement said. Indian carrier says Ras Al Khaimah will be its 12th international destination from November 26 The launch is poised to create "notable economic growth and momentum in both countries, providing a major boost to the UAE’s efforts to restore activity across all its vital sectors to pre-coronavirus levels," it added. Operating an initial schedule of twice-weekly flights, SpiceJet’s first tranche of services will connect travellers to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, allowing passengers to fly to 28 destinations within India, with further destinations to be added moving forward. Sanjay Khanna (pictured below), CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: "The commencement of SpiceJet passenger flights into RAK Airport is a significant step forward in helping the UAE get back to a normal footing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "The Indian expatriate community in the UAE numbers almost 3.5 million more...