“The 1st quarter 2013 performance is the result of a combination of carefully thought through factors such as collaborative teamwork, cohesive supply chain, attractive prices, product innovation and continuous energy and focus on our customer’s needs and requirements,” said Andrew Gower, CEO, RAK International Airport.
“With Ras Al Khaimah being the northern gateway to the UAE and just 45 minutes from Dubai via road, RAK International Airport is able to provide tourists and visitors an alternate and faster approach to the country due to its relatively free skies and faster immigration check-in and checkout.”
With 2013 budgets being met as planned and a number of new business deals being signed, RAK International Airport will be focusing this year’s strategy on providing attractive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, promoting public and private partnerships, training and highlighting its cargo activities.
RAK Airport authorities recently explored Saudi Arabia as a new feeder market by partaking in the Riyadh Travel Fair, and in the Afghanistan Air Cargo & Logistics Conference which resulted in a lot of interest being generated for potential business into the emirate from the Kingdom.
Building further on the momentum of the first quarter’s success, RAK International Airport will be exhibiting at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM), being held from 6–9 May in Dubai.
The airport aims to spruce up business in charter and scheduled airlines which is its 2013 focus and will be highlighting the successes of its routes from the Russian Federation, which commenced during the winter of last year.
“Five of the global 10 fastest growing markets for international passenger traffic are among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with the others in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region,” explained Gower. “We have had tremendous response from chartered and scheduled airlines from the CIS and Europe flying into our airport which explains the growth in aircraft movements and revenues last quarter.”
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