Qatar Airways started non-stop service between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah yesterday, 2 February, its fifth destination in the United Arab Emirates.
Ras Al Khaimah is known to be a gateway to many of the UAE’s natural treasures, popular for weekend getaways for travellers from the GCC, and a resort destination for longer stays for travellers from China, Europe and India.
Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight arrived with a Qatar Airways delegation on board headed by Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Hugh Dunleavy. The flight was officially welcomed by H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah; Mr. Mohammed Qazi, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport; and Mr. Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
An Airbus A320 operates the Ras Al Khaimah route, featuring 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy.