Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet, has launched a new international hub in the UAE, which will begin operating as soon as December.
The new hub at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is SpiceJet’s first overseas and poses new competition to local low-cost carriers. Flights between Ras Al Khaimah and New Delhi will commence before 2020.
The route will be operated five times a week and will gradually increase frequency.
SpiceJet’s new hub will connect it with Europe, providing links for Indian tourists heading to the continent or European tourists arriving in Ras Al Khaimah.
Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, board Member of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said the new partnership will serve Indian residents and businesses in Ras Al Khaimah.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet, said: “We are delighted to add Ras Al Khaimah as our 11th international destination. With more than 3,400 Indian companies headquartered in Ras Al Khaimah, we see great potential in this route.
“Partnering with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport will help expand our operations and we see it as the way for SpiceJet to grow within the UAE, Europe and beyond.”
Ras Al Khaimah International Airpor’s CEO, Sanjay Khanna, said: “We continue to develop an extensive portfolio of destinations and airlines for our passengers as we perceive a consistently developing demand for visitors and tourists coming to Ras Al Khaimah.”