UAE - Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) welcomed the first scheduled SpiceJet passenger flight on Friday, with the aircraft’s arrival heralding the commencement of a new era of connectivity between India and Ras Al Khaimah.

Touching down just before 1am, SpiceJet’s flight SG160 from Delhi was given a ‘Water Salute’.

The passengers on SpiceJet’s inaugural flight into RAK Airport were treated to a red-carpet walkway and all of them received special gifts from RAK Airport Duty-Free to commemorate the occasion.

Among the officials and dignitaries greeting the passengers were Uttam Chand, Community Affairs Consul at Consulate-General of India in Dubai; and Sanjay Khanna, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

“We, at the Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al Khaimah, are thrilled and excited to welcome SpiceJet to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. This new service will open new routes for us to India, which is our largest market. With the facility to connect to more than 28 destinations in India via Delhi, it will stimulate consumer demand, provide connectivity and ease to our residents, and promote international tourism,” said Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

Dr Aman Puri, Consul-General of India to Dubai, congratulated RAK International Airport and SpiceJet on the new schedule. “I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and UAE Supreme Council Member, for his exceptional support for strengthening and deepening the India-UAE relationship. SpiceJet’s new schedule will be instrumental in promoting two-way trade and investment and further cementing the bonds between our communities,” he added.

SpiceJet official claimed that the airline offers free road transportation from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. SpiceJet’s SG 160 departs from Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi at 10.30pm on Thursday and Sunday, landing at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport at 12.50am on Friday and Monday. The return flight SG 161 departs RAK Airport at 1.50am on Monday and Friday, landing in Delhi at 6.40am.

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