RAK International Airport reports another strong quarter
posted | Friday, 17 Aug 2012
RAK International Airport continues to show significant growth with Q2 2012 results of 78.3 per cent more passengers compared to the same quarter the previous year.
This takes the first half of this year to 67.2 per cent ahead of the same period in 2011. Similar growth was witnessed in terms of aircraft movements, cargo tonnage and retail.
Under the vision and guidance of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate continues to grow from strength to strength in both commercial and tourism sectors.
"This growth is the result of a combination of carefully thought through factors such as collaborative teamwork, cohesive supply chain, attractive prices, product innovation and continuous energy and focus on our customers’ needs and requirements," said CEO, RAK International Airport, Andrew Gower.
"We complement the other well established airports in the UAE by offering our unique blend of service and values. We work with our clients in true partnership, providing individual attention, but ensuring we are approachable and easy to do business with," he added.
During winter, RAK International Airport expects to see a repetition of the previous winter performance as the emirate is proving to be even more popular with Western Europeans, since, allegedly, a maturing loyal customer base and the increased hotel demand and capacity come on line.
"We are particularly excited to see that new flights will be operating from the Russian Federation in the Winter 2012 schedule and onwards, and certainly as the emerging markets of CIS and Eastern Europe continue to grow, we will be ready and welcoming as they use the airport gateway to get to the resorts in the wider emirate," stated Gower.
"We have increased the capacity within the terminal buildings and have also upgraded the Duty Free and F&B offerings to ensure we can meet the requirements and needs of our passengers and airlines."
Industry trends reveal that Q3 is the most difficult one for most airports in terms of volume and business. However, RAK International Airport is determined to utilise this time to plan and prepare for the busy winter ahead.