Eager to boost connectivity between Bahrain and Ras Al Khaimah, Gulf Air recently formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport.
The MoU was signed during a virtual ceremony that united high-ranking executives from both organisations, including acting CEO, Gulf Air, Captain Waleed AlAlawi and CEO, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Sanjay Khanna.
AlAlawi enthused: “We are always keen to explore ways to enhance the connectivity between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. As a boutique carrier, we look forward to adding Ras Al Khaimah to our network of destinations.
“We are extremely impressed with the facilities that RAK International Airport provides, which will serve the high standards our passengers expect from Gulf Air,” he added.
Meanwhile, Khanna declared: “We are delighted to sign this MoU with Gulf Air to set the stage for flight services between Bahrain and Ras Al Khaimah, along with the Northern Emirates, and enhance Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s connectivity to destinations around the world.”
Khanna further noted: “Gulf-state connectivity is a key tenet of our expansion strategy, and with its long history, commendable track record and vast network, Gulf Air is an ideal partner for this mission. This move will allow residents, expats and tourists in the Northern Emirates of the UAE to connect to as far as the Philippines in the east and London in the west.”
Gulf Air, which began operating in 1950, offers scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East. The Bahrain-based carrier serves all its destinations with a combination of wide and narrow body Boeing and Airbus aircraft.