RAK Airways, the Ras Al Khaimah-based startup, operated its inaugural flight yesterday to Beirut (a thrice-weekly service) and also launched service to Colombo (thrice-weekly), Sofia (weekly) and Dhaka (thrice-weekly) with 757s. The carrier said it will unveil routes to India, Nepal, Qatar and Tanzania in the next three months "as part of an ambitious growth strategy." COO Khalid Almeer said RAK will acquire 6-8 narrowbody aircraft within two years and serve 20 destinations in the Gulf, ...

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