Air Arabia will station two aircraft at Ras Al Khaimah International and open eight routes from the new base next month after being named the airport’s official operator following the collapse of RAK Airways.
From 6 May, the Sharjah-based carrier’s two based Airbus A320s will service routes to Cairo, Calicut, Dhaka, Jeddah, Islamabad, Lahore, Muscat and Peshawar.
Innovata schedules show that five of the routes were previously operated by RAK.
At the new base, Air Arabia intends to “follow exactly the same value-for-money business model as it does from its primary base in Sharjah”.
The carrier’s decision to open a base at Ras Al Khaimah follows an agreement with the emirate’s civil aviation department in February, under which the budget airline succeeded RAK.