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IndiGo announces Ras Al-Khaimah as its 100th destination

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has announced the addition of Ras Al-Khaimah as its 100th destination. Ras Al-Khaimah is the airline’s 4th destination in the United Arab Emirates after Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Starting 22nd September 2022, IndiGo will operate a daily flight between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Ras Al-Khaimah International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Mumbai-Ras Al-Khaimah
  • Departure time: 23:00
  • Arrival time: 00:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E1371
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Ras Al-Khaimah-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 02:05
  • Arrival time: 06:40
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E1372
  • Frequency: Daily

Flights will be operated by Airbus A320 family aircraft.

We are pleased to announce our entry into the fourth Emirate with Ras Al Khaimah as our 26th international and 100th overall destination. These new flights will cater to the high demand for travel to Ras Al Khaimah, with India being the third largest international source market for the city in 2021, and traffic expected to reach pre-pandemic levels this year. The increased connectivity will not only bolster trade but also strengthen sustainable and responsible tourism between the countries. Our expansion to connect the 100th destination is a testament to our efforts to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on- time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across a wide network, onboard our lean clean flying machines.

said Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo.

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Ras Al-Khaimah will be IndiGo’s 100th destination, 11th Middle Eastern destination and 26th international destination.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s partnership with IndiGo airlines is a significant step forward in getting back to a normal footing post the pandemic. We welcome them wholeheartedly and we are enthusiastic to address the increased passenger flow from the Indian subcontinent. Ras Al Khaimah’s thriving tourism and industrial sector will benefit from this connectivity and I am confident that this partnership will prove to be an important piece in our ongoing expansion strategy for the airport.

said Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al Khaimah and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

We envisage a huge array of opportunities coming in from the Indian subcontinent with the start of this operation as Mumbai is a major airline hub and it can further connect our passengers to several destinations within India and also other international destinations served by IndiGo.

said Atanasios Titonis, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

Tourists can experience nature as well as authentic offerings along with beaches and Hazar mountains. Some of the tourist destinations at Ras Al-Khaimah include Sunset at Jebel Jais, Zipline Down Jebel Jais’ slope, Dhayah Fort, National Museum, Khatt Springs amongst others. RAK is a popular destination for leisure travellers, destination weddings and incentives targeting the MICE segment.

Meanwhile, IndiGo recently became the first airline in the world to implement “Three-point disembarkation system”.

Featured image by IndiGo

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