Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) has announced that Air Arabia will be resuming a full schedule of passenger flights from October 15, 2020.
A major entry and exit point to the UAE and an emerging hub, the airport is slowly returning to its original capacity and resuming operations following a period of restricted services that was necessary to curtail non-essential travel in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
With commercial activities at RAK Airport reverting to pre-pandemic levels, passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol that it is in alignment with national efforts to control COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the virus. The airport is continuing to apply extensive measures to protect the community in accordance with various authorities’ directives as the country enters the ‘new normal’ phase.
Included in the mandatory requirements for passengers entering and leaving the UAE through RAK Airport are possessing adequate health insurance, obtaining a COVID-19 test result no longer than four days before travel, and completing a health disclosure form. Arriving passengers are also required to download the ‘Al-Hosn’ app, undertake a COVID-19 test upon arrival at airport, and self-quarantine at their destination hotel or residence until the results of the test are known.
RAK Airport is a hub for the UAE airline, Air Arabia, which is headquartered at Sharjah International Airport – another UAE aviation facility that resumed passenger flights this October. The first low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, Air Arabia will recommence schedule services out of RAK Airport with other carriers to follow.
CEO, RAK Airport, Sanjay Khanna declared: “RAK Airport is scaling up its operations to return to its pre-pandemic level of activity. This will enable us to continue serving the community and to support Ras Al Khaimah’s vital tourist, business and logistics sectors, as well as contribute to the UAE’s overall economy and its socioeconomic development.”
He added: “The protocol that is being put in place for passengers flying from and into our airport are in alignment with national efforts to mitigate against the spread of the novel coronavirus.”