Tuesday 23 April 2019 (UAE)

RAK Airways

RAK Airways Airlines Ras Al Khaimah

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RAK Airways news update - flights cancelled, operations suspended from 01 Jan 2014

RAK Airways has stopped operating (again) from 01 Jan 2014. Happy New Year. Travel agents don't seem to know what's going on, passengers are left stranded, and RAK Airways is reportedly not communicating very well or at all.

RAK Airways special offers
RAK Airways new budget airline 2010 ...

Update 26 September 2010: RAK Airways held a press conference to announce their relaunch, new logo and branding, and start of flights from 10 October 2010.

RAK Airways domestic UAE flights
RAK Airways international destinations

07 Dec 2013: RAK Airways flies to Amman, Cairo, Doha, Calicut, Islamabad, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Lahore, Peshawar, Riyadh.

20 Jun 2013 (press release): RAK Airways flies to Cairo, Chittagong, Dhaka, Doha, Jeddah, Kozhikode, Kathmandu, Lahore, and Peshawar. Not clear what happened to other destinations listed below. RAK Airways plans to fly to 35 destinations by 2015. Or 40 destinations according to 09 Jul 2013 press release.

RAK Airways codeshare with Etihad Airways
RAK Airways fleet
RAK Airways destinations and flight schedule 29 March 2011 - 29 October 2011

Flight times for RAK Airways destinations changed significantly from 29 March 2011 compared to previous schedule.

Flight Frequency Days Origin Destination Depart Arrive Time Start Date End Date
RT300 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Calicut Kozhikide 08302 1400   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT301 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Calicut Kozhikode Ras Al Khaimah 15002 1730   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT312 3x weekly Tu,Fr,Su Ras Al Khaimah Cairo 19102 2110   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT313 3x weekly Tu,Fr,Su Cairo Ras Al Khaimah 22102 03551   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT717 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Chittagong 07002 1405   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT718 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Chittagong Ras Al Khaimah 15052 1835   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT711 3x weekly Su,We,Fr Ras Al Khaimah Dhaka 07002 1330   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT712 3x weekly Mo,Th,Sa Dhaka Ras Al Khaimah 14302 1750   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT302 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Jeddah 20002 2200   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
RT303 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Jeddah Ras Al Khaimah 23002 03001   29 Mar 2011 29 Oct 2011
  1. Arrival next day.
  2. Significant timing change from previous schedule (31 October 2010 to 28 March 2011).
RAK Airways ticket payment methods
RAK Airways destinations and flight schedule 31 October 2010 - 28 March 2011
Flight Frequency Days Origin Destination Depart Arrive Time Start Date End Date
RT300 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Calicut Kozhikide 1600 2115   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT301 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Calicut Kozhikode Ras Al Khaimah 2215 00451   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT300 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Calicut Kozhikide 1610 2100   31 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
RT301 5x weekly Su,We,Th,Fr,Sa Calicut Kozhikode Ras Al Khaimah 2200 00451   31 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
RT300 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Calicut Kozhikide 2215 03351   10 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
RT301 4x weekly Su,Mo,Th,Fr Calicut Kozhikode Ras Al Khaimah 0435 0645   10 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
RT312 3x weekly Tu,Fr,Su Ras Al Khaimah Cairo 0700 0850   15 Dec 2010 28 Mar 2011
RT313 3x weekly Tu,Fr,Su Cairo Ras Al Khaimah 0950 1520   15 Dec 2010 28 Mar 2011
RT717 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Chittagong 1550 2245   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT718 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Chittagong Ras Al Khaimah 2345 03001   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT717 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Chittagong 1550 2245   15 Dec 2010  
RT718 3x weekly Tu,Th,Sa Chittagong Ras Al Khaimah 2345 02051   15 Dec 2010  
RT711 3x weekly Su,We,Fr Ras Al Khaimah Dhaka 1800 00301   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT712 3x weekly Mo,Th,Sa Dhaka Ras Al Khaimah 0130 0430   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT711 3x weekly Su,We,Fr Ras Al Khaimah Dhaka 1830 01001   15 Dec 2010  
RT712 3x weekly Mo,Th,Sa Dhaka Ras Al Khaimah 0200 0500   15 Dec 2010  
RT302 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Jeddah 0800 1000   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT303 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Jeddah Ras Al Khaimah 1110 1445   31 Oct 2010 28 Mar 20113
RT302 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Ras Al Khaimah Jeddah 0745 0930   10 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
RT303 4x weekly Su,We,Th,Sa Jeddah Ras Al Khaimah 1030 1420   10 Oct 2010 31 Dec 20102
  1. Arrival next day.
  2. End date but presumably flights to continue at same times in 2011.
  3. Flight schedule updated from RAK Airways website information as of 16 March 2011, date of change unknown.
RAK Airways contact details 2013
Office City Country Address Telephone Fax Email, other tel nos, notes
RAK Head Office UAE PO Box 31457, RAK, UAE +971-7-2075000 +971-7-2447387 customerrelations@rakairways.com
RAK Sales Office UAE OMEST Building, Oman Road, Nakheel +971-7-2338673 +971-7-2338683  
RAK Airport UAE RAK International Airport +971-7-2075160 +971-7-2448147  
Ajman UAE Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Street +971-6-7451444 +971-6-7443212  
Dubai Clock Tower UAE Al Rashid Yateem Building, Al Maktoum St +971-4-2945666 +971-4-2217525  
Fujairah UAE Al Alia Stadium, near GMC Hospital +971-9-2239239    
Sharjah UAE Mina Street +971-6-5684625 +971-6-5686333  
Umm Al Quwain (UAQ)   King Faisal Street +971-6-7656615 +971-6-7655549 Office closed?
International          
Cairo Egypt 14 Maahad Al Sahary St, Heliopolis +202-22918027 +202-24189977 Mobile +202-012-74777460
Kozhikode (Calicut) India Sky Tower, Bank Road, Mavoor Road Junction +91-495-4060444   Mayoor Rd Junction?
Amman Jordan Abdul Hamid Sharaf St, Shmeisani Area +962-6-5667101   (Abd Alhamid Sharaf St)
Kathmandu Nepal Narayanhiti Palace, Uttar Dhoka, Lazimpat +977-1-4232660 +977-1-4001027 Tel +977-1-4001002, +977-1-4001027
Doha Qatar Diwan Street, PO Box 989, Doha +974-44444403 +974-44329301  
Islamabad Pakistan Office 4, Block 1D, Rehmat Plaza, Blue Area, F6 +92-51-2810267 +92-51-2871553 Tel +92-51-2810268, +92-51-2810269
Lahore Pakistan 23 Empress Road, Ali Complex +92-42-36366861 +92-42-36365993 Tel +92-42-36366862, +92-42-36366863
Peshawar Pakistan Office LG 18-19, Dean's Trade Ctr, Sunehery Masjid Rd, Peshawar Cantt +92-91-5603262 +92-91-5603165 Tel +92-91-5603263
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Adham Commercial Center, Ground floor, Madinah Rd +966-9-20001797 +966-2-6534118  
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Nakheel Trading Center, Madinah Road, Jeddah +966-2-6644477 +966-2-6651100  
RAK Airways contact details 2010
Office Address Telephone Fax Email
RAK Head Office PO Box 31457, RAK, UAE +971-7-2075000 +971-7-2447387 customerrelations@rakairways.com
RAK Sales Office Omar Taryem Building, Oman Road, Nakheel +971-7-2338673 +971-7-2338683  
RAK Airport Sales Office RAK International Airport +971-7-2075160 +971-7-2448658  
Ajman Sales Office Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Street +971-6-7443414 +971-6-7443212  
Dubai Sales Office Al Maktoum Street +971-4-2284875 +971-4-2217525  
Fujairah Sales Office Opposite Plaza Cinema Fatima Shopping Centre +971-9-2223207    
Sharjah Sales Office Mina Street +971-6-5684625 +971-6-5686333  
Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) King Faisal Street +971-6-7656615 +971-6-7655549  
Kozhikode (Calicut) Sky Tower, Bank Road, Mavoor Road Junction +91-495-4014071    
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nakheel Trading Center, Madinah Road, Jeddah +966-2-6644477 +966-2-6651100  
  1. Reservations office opening hours (to be updated)
RAK Airways management
Position Name Start End First Reported
Chairman Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Feb 2006    
Chairman Shaikh Omar bin Saqr Al Qasimi     Nov 2008
         
Managing Director Dr Khater Masaad Feb 2006    
         
President Engr. Murabit Al Sawaf     09 Jul 20132
         
CEO Engr. Murabit Al Sawaf     09 Jul 20132
Acting CEO? John Brayford 25 Apr 20121    
Chief Executive Officer Omar Jahameh early 2010 25 Apr 20121 30 Jun 2010
Chief Executive Officer Kristian Kirchheiner 18 May 2009 Jan 2010 31 May 2009
Chief Executive Officer Kishu Teckchandani Feb 2007 Jun 2007  
Chief Executive Officer Jack Romero May 2006 Feb 2007  
         
COO Dr Mouine Yassine 04 Nov 2008   12 Nov 2008
Chief Operating Officer K Ranvindran Jan 2008 Nov 2008 Mar 2008
Chief Operating Officer Captain Khalid Almeer     Nov 2007
Chief Operating Officer Jack Romero Feb 2006 May 2006  
  1. 25 Apr 2012 - Omar Jahameh reported as resigned from CEO position, quoted as saying "I wish RAK Airways all the best, but I felt that it’s the right time for me to move on and pursue other options." Replacement John Brayford reported at the same time.
  2. Press release 17 Feb 2013 reported Murabit Al Sawaf as a new board member but not seen referred to as president and CEO until 09 Jul 2013 press release.
RAK Airways 2005-2009

RAK Airways, with the peculiar slogan of "I Fly You", is (or was) supposed to be the national carrier for the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, based at the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, and operating both chartered and scheduled flights. The airline was established in February 2006, first flights launched in 2007, flights were suspended in 2008, and as of June 2009, might or might not have closed down ...

Publicly contradicting the ruler or deputy ruler of an emirate is not usually a career-enhancing move in the UAE. Mr Kirchener might be looking for one last RAK Airways flight in the near future after his recent comments.

For an entertaining, albeit lengthy, story of RAK Airways, read the pprune.org version, but not if you're about to step on a RAK Airways plane - their robust critique of the company and its personnel might put you off your flight. For example, allegedly the GCAA in the UAE revoked or suspended the RAK Airways Air Operation Certificate (AOC) in 2008 but RAK Airways kept flying anyway for a while, and the AOC was subsequently reissued in 2009.

RAK Airways launch dates
Expected launch date Publication Date of news
before end of 2006 press release 14 February 2006
January 2007    
15 March 2007 press release 14 February 2007
April 2007 press release 15 February 2007
April 2007 press release 20 February 2007
May 2007   05 March 2007
23 June 2007 Khaleej Times 26 June 2007
29 November 2007 (Beirut) press release 22 November 2007
29 November 2007 (Dhaka) press release 29 November 2007

RAK Airways history and timeline

RAK Airways Air Congo

17 Jul 2008 (Reuters) - RAK Airways are reportedly planning to launch a new airline called Air Congo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo before October 2008, according to Marc Orphanides, a representative for RAK Airways in the Congo. Initial flights would be to RAK in the UAE, and African destinations, and later on flights to China via Ras Al Khaimah (RKT). At the time of the report, all Congolese airlines are banned from flying to Europe so either there's plenty of potential market share for all those RAK Airways flights to Europe that haven't materialised, or RAK Airways thinks they're on a par with other airlines operating in the Congo. Good luck to them.

RAK Airways cargo division

In a press release 15 February 2007, the RAK Airways CEO at the time, Jack Romero, said that RAK Airways was planning to launch a dedicated cargo division in four years, implying a 2011 start date.

RAK Airways and Hamra Air (Hala Air)

There is some connection between Hala Air in Sudan, and RAK Airways and Hamra Air (Al Hamra Airlines) in Ras Al Khaimah. It appears as though Hamra Air is the owner of RAK Airways (according to wikipedia and pprune.org, which seems to contradict the private placement of RAK Airways shares in 2006 unless Hamra Air bought them all, or at least 50% of them), and Hamra Air might also be the owner of Hala Air in Sudan. In December 2005, WAM reported that Al Hamra Airlines had been renamed as the soon to be launched RAK Airways.

Old RAK Airways information (left here for reference)

RAK Airways destinations 2007-2008
Flight Frequency Origin Destination Depart Arrive Time Start Date End Date
RT601 daily Ras Al Khaimah Calicut Kozhikide 0030 0900   23 Apr 2008 Dec 2008?
  daily Calicut Kozhikode Ras Al Khaimah 1000     23 Apr 2008 Dec 2008?
RT711 3x weekly Ras Al Khaimah Dhaka 1010     29 Nov 2007 Dec 2008?
  3x weekly Dhaka Ras Al Khaimah       29 Nov 2007 Dec 2008?
RT717 3x weekly Ras Al Khaimah Chittagong 0930     15 Mar 2008 Dec 2008?
  3x weekly Chittagong Ras Al Khaimah       15 Mar 2008 Dec 2008?
RT701 3x weekly Ras Al Khaimah Colombo 2225       Nov 2008
  3x weekly Colombo Ras Al Khaimah         Nov 2008
  3x weekly Ras Al Khaimah Beirut         May 2008?
  3x weekly Beirut Ras Al Khaimah         May 2008?
  3x weekly Ras Al Khaimah Sofia         Dec 2008?
  3x weekly Sofia Ras Al Khaimah         Dec 2008?
RAK Airways contact details 2006-2008
Office Address Telephone Fax Email
RAK Head Office PO Box 31457, RAK, UAE +971-7-2075000 +971-7-2447387 info@rakairways.com
RAK Airways Reservations¹   800-909090 +971-7-2447431  
India, Alhind Aviation Services Sky Towers, Bank Road
Calicut 673001
+91-4954088888 +91-4952368702 alhindaviation@gmail.com
+91-4952368701   aviationservices@alhindonline.com
Sri Lanka GSA
CEC Aviation Services (Pvt) Ltd
377 A/1 First Floor
Galle Road, Colombo 3
+94-115740600 +94-112375350 duminda.k@rakairwayssl.com
Bangladesh GSA
Mohammed Aviation Agencies
Bashoti Horizon, Flat 4-B
House 21, Block C,
Banani Commercial Area, Dhaka
+880-2-9861758   www.mohammedaviation.com
+880-2-9861471    
Bangladesh GSA
Mohammed Aviation Agencies
Al Madina Tower (1st Floor),
88-89 Agrabad Commercial Area
P.S. Double Mooring, Chittagong
2514446
2514447
2514448
  nazrulcgp@mohammedaviation.com
  1. Reservations office open 0830-1330 & 1415-1800 Saturday to Thursday, and 0830-1130 & 1630-2130 on Friday.
Last update Tuesday 03-Jun-2014
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