A new commercial route operated by Pegasus was launched recently between Istanbul and Ras Al Khaimah. Turkey is one of the leading outbound destinations for the UAE and this new route option will further enhance the traffic between the two cities and beyond.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) welcomed the inaugural flight operated by Pegasus from Istanbul to Ras Al Khaimah recently. H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council, shared, “We are proud to announce the new route between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Ras Al Khaimah is a key player in the local aviation market, and this is just one of the many developments we have planned for the airport in the coming months and years.”
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has seen an increase in the number of inbound tourists to the emirate from key international markets over the past 18 months. The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has also witnessed a five per cent growth in overall visitor arrivals from January to October this year, with a peak of 117,995 visitors in August 2019.
Raki Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, commented, “The route from Istanbul to Ras Al Khaimah opens up our beautiful emirate to key markets in Turkey and beyond. The new route is just in time for one of our busiest seasons, as the weather cools down, tourists are able to take full advantage of Ras Al Khaimah’s many great outdoor assets, inclusive of the beaches and mountains.”
Sanjay Khanna, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, added, “The new route from Istanbul to Ras Al Khaimah is a fantastic achievement for our airport and I cannot wait to see the many new travellers who will pass through our airport. We have world-class facilities, allowing tourists to travel with convenience. Our partnership with Pegasus will further connect Ras Al Khaimah with 26 European destinations including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, the Nordics and Russia via Istanbul.”