Rossiya Airlines has started a new service between Russia and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the UAE
Ras Al Khaimah is now connected with nine destinations in Russia, including Moscow, Kazan, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa and Rostov-on-Dov.
The first flight from the carrier arrived from Russian city Yekaterinburg in Siberia on 2 April.
Salem Bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s new partnership with Rossiya Airlines represents a significant step forward in the airport’s phased expansion strategy.”
He also added that the new service will be “instrumental” in bringing more Russians to Ras Al Khaimah.
“Russia is one of the UAE’s top source countries for tourism, where business between the two countries is also important for bi-lateral growth and development,” said Salem Bin Sultan Al-Qasimi.
Sanjay Khanna, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “We are expecting strong demand for this new service. RAK Airport continues to play a vital role in building trust in both business travel and tourism at this critical time.
“The steady and solid growth decisions being taken in the pandemic era are both extending operations and building passenger confidence.”
People have been able to travel freely between the UAE and Russia without needing a visa since February 2019.