Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT) has signed an agreement to establish its airfield as the operational base for new aviation adventure tourism business, ActionFlight Aviation LLC.
Bringing a unique set of aviation experiences to the Emirate for the first time, the agreement also aims to contribute to Ras Al Khaimah’s ambitious destination development strategy and enhance its growing reputation as the adventure capital of the UAE.
H.E. Sheikh Engr. Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman of the department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, board member of General Civil Aviation Authority & RAK Executive Council, said:
“We are laser focused on two extremely important areas of development that are the promotion of tourism and business investments, as they become evident in our beautiful emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Therefore, we welcome the arrival of ActionFlight who are bound to take our tourism initiatives to new heights. With ActionFlight’s hot air ballooning, skydiving, and aerobatic flight services helmed by experts and professionals from New Zealand, we look forward to providing tourists and residents with thrilling activities that the whole family can enjoy.”
Strengthening Ras Al Khaimah adventure tourism image
The new alliance will help strenghtening the airport’s status as the UAE’s fastest growing aviation hub as it is set to provide an operational base for ActionFlight’s “VERTICAL” training program. Specializing in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), which is now mandated for new commercial, private jet, and airline pilots, the program will attract professional pilots from across the region and beyond to upgrade and refresh their skills.
With its competitive growth strategy and the recent announcement of a US$ 16.5 million five-year development plan, RKT is becoming one of the most attractive airports in the region.
Atanasios Titonis, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “We are excited to welcome ActionFlight Aviation LLC. with its new aviation adventure tourism business to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. This new aviation adventure will be instrumental in promoting Ras Al Khaimah as a tourism destination and in adding a feather to the new phase of our expansions”.
For Wayne Jack, Founder of ActionFlight, the development of the base at the airport will help meet the objective of Ras Al Khaimah in becoming the adventure capital of the UAE.