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RAK Airways to launch India operations in January

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Dubai, Sep 10 (UNI) The UAE emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is targetting India as a major market for its airline, RAK Airways, which plans to start operations in January next year.

RAK Airways plans to start operations with a Boeing 737 it owns and a Boeing 757 on lease.

In its first year, the airline will fly twice a week to 15 destinations in India and Iran, said CEO Jack Romero, who indicated fleet expansion plan from two aircrafts to over 10 aircrafts in the short-term.

It is wooing passengers with liberal baggage rules, including a 45 kilogram free allowance and 10 kilogram hand baggage, media reports said.

It is also enticing passengers with pick up service to neighbouring emirates of Sharjah and Dubai.

The airline will primarily serve businessmen and tourists.

By the end of the third year, Mr Romero said, the carrier should turn in a profit even assuming oil at 100 dollars a barrel and 39 per cent occupancy on its flights.

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