Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has started its air services to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) from India, according to the report from PTI. With its first flight landing in the Gulf city from Delhi on Friday, Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates now becomes the airline's 12th international destination.
The launch of the services comes more than a year after the Gurugram-based airline announced plans to launch a new airline with the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as its base and making it the airline's first overseas hub in the UAE emirate.
SpiceJet flight SG 160 took-off from Delhi's IGI Airport at 10:30 PM (local time) on November 26, to reach Ras Al Khaimah at 12:50 AM on Friday.
The return flight, SG 161, departed at 1:50 AM to reach Delhi at 6:40 AM on Friday, SpiceJet said in a release.
The release also revealed that in line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, the inaugural flight was greeted with a grand water cannon salute upon its arrival at the Ras Al Khaimah International airport.
While the flight on the Delhi-RAK route will be operational on Thursdays and Sundays, the flight on the return leg of RAK-Delhi will operate on Fridays and Mondays.
"The addition of Ras Al Khaimah as our 12th international destination marks an important milestone for us and represents a major stepping up of our commercial operations," said Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet.
Flights from Mumbai and Delhi would operate under the current bilateral bubble agreement between the UAE and India.