Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) on Saturday said it will receive the first commercial flights from India’s SpiceJet on November 26, 2020, signalling a steady return to normal economic activity following the Covid-19 pandemic. 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. “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 people and constitutes 27 per cent of the population, making connectivity between our two countries an imperative. With UAE and India being each other’s largest trading partners, RAK Airport has an essential role to play in the business and economy of the emirate, especially given Ras Al Khaimah’s efforts to diversify its economy from heavy industry to one that is knowledge-based and underpinned by human capital and tourism,” said Sanjay Khanna, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. SpiceJet’s forthcoming commencement of commercial ...read more...