Ras al-Khaimah-based carrier Rak Airways will start flights to three new destinations from 15 December.

Flights will go to Cairo three times a week and Rak Airways will also start flights to Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh. With the addition of these cities, Rak Airways now flies to five destinations since it relaunched in October (MEED 26:9:10).

The airline restarted operations on 10 October with two destinations initially. Having suspended operations for more than a year, the airline will now offer four flights each week to both destinations, which include Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and also Kozhikode in India. The carrier will operate two Boeing 737-400 planes on these routes and is looking to acquire further aircraft in its first year.

Rak Airways was established in 2006, but was forced to temporarily withdraw regular operations at the end of 2008 due to the global economic downturn.