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RAK Airways suspends all operations again

RAK Airways (rakairways.com) (Ras Al Khaimah) has again suspended operations as of today (January 1) as it restructures. The airline issued this statement today:

UAE’s RAK Airways announced today (January 1, 2014) the suspension of all operations starting on January 1, 2014 until further notice. In a written statement today, the airline said, ‘The decision for suspending operations was taken following increased pressures on the carrier’s performance due to continuous market conditions, increased operating costs and the impact of the regional political instability on the overall aviation industry.’.

‘‘The board of directors took the decision today to suspend the operations until further notice. We believe this decision is in the best interest of the airline and its shareholders. We will take this time to re-evaluate the best options available for RAK Airways future as well as those that  fit the industry requirements of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.”

RAK Airways current network included flights from RAK International Airport to Doha, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Jeddah, Riyadh, Calicut and Kathmandu.

RAK Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its customers as a result of this decision. All passengers who have made bookings with RAK Airways will be re-booked on alternative airline or receive full refund for any payments made.

The UAE airline originally launched scheduled passenger operations on November 29, 2007. The airline suspended all operations in 2009, reorganized and resumed operations on October 10, 2010. This is the second suspension of services.

The airline is vowing to reorganize and relaunch operations at a later date.

RAK Airways Cabin Crew (RAK)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com. RAK Airways (rakairways.com) Airbus A320-214 A6-RKC (msn 2158) is seen at the RKT hub (all others by RAK Airways).

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RAK Airways to operate the first domestic route in the United Arab Emirates

RAK Airways (rakairways.com) (Ras al-Khaimah) will add the first domestic route in the United Arab Emirates. A new route to Abu Dhabi starting on October 3 will bring the capital closer to the residents of Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates.

With the launch of this first flight to Abu Dhabi, RAK Airways will be the first UAE flag carrier to operate domestic flights and the airline’s route network moves up to 10 destinations.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A320-214 A6-RKB (msn 3907) is pictured at the Ras al-Khaimah base.

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The RAK Airways system now stretches from Egypt east to Bangladesh.