There has been a 69% increase in the number of people visiting RAK International Airport since the start of 2013.
- 69% more tourists have travelled to RAK International Airport this year
- This is the result of new routes to and from the travel hub
- These include routes to Islamabad, Pakistan, Amman and Riyadh
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport has seen a huge rise in the number of tourists passing through the travel hub since the beginning of 2013.
The National reported that 69% more travellers used the airport this year compared with this time in 2012.
Mohammed Qazi, the airport’s Commercial and Finance Director, told the news provider that new routes have helped boost tourism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) region.
“We had anticipated a growth of 25% this year, but the new routes which have been launched by RAK Airways has enhanced that number,” the newspaper reported him as saying.
The airline has introduced new routes to Islamabad, Pakistan, Amman and Riyadh.
This comes after HotStats Mena revealed a huge increase in the number of tourists travelling to RAK during the first half of 2013, with The National stating that 577,900 people visited the Emirate in this six-month period.
Beach hotels and resorts experienced a rise in occupancy levels of 74% as a result.