RAK Airways, a national carrier of the UAE, has increased the frequency of its Calicut flights to meet high passenger demand. Effective October 31st, 2010 the carrier will offer five flights a week to Calicut departing from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport at 1610.

Online PR News – 20-October-2010 – – RAK Airways CEO Omar Jahameh said, “Since the announcement of RAK Airways re-launch last month, interest in our Calicut route has been overwhelming with passengers from across the emirates and India wanting to avail of our value offering.

With a free shuttle service from the neighbouring emirates and five direct flights a week to Calicut, the gateway to Kerala, RAK Airways offers a convenient, affordable travel option for the UAE’s Keralite community.”

RAK Airways first flight to Jeddah, KSA, departed on October 10th, 2010, marking the re-launch of its scheduled services. RAK Airways has since revealed that load factors in its inaugural week have been between 70 to 80 per cent.

RAK Airways is positioning itself in the niche market between the well-established commercial airlines and the more recently established low cost carriers. Although fares are extremely competitive RAK Airways are focused on providing a value offering that differentiates it from the low cost carriers.

Included in the price of each RAK Airways flight is a full hot meal and non-alcoholic beverages on-board all flights, a baggage allowance of 30kg per passenger as well as the normal hand baggage allowance and free shuttle service between the neighbouring emirates for each flight.

Flights to Calicut will be on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays leaving RAK International Airport at 16.10 and arriving in Calicut at 21.00. Return flights from Calicut will be on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays leaving at 22.00 and arriving at RAK International Airport at 00.45.

Bookings can be made online at www.rakairways.com; through phoning a 24-hour call centre on 971-7-2075000; through sales offices in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al-Quwain as well as Calicut and Jeddah; and through appointed travel agents.