Staff Reporter : Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Department of Civil Aviation inks partnership deal with Air Arabia Under the partnership agreement, Air Arabia becomes the designated carrier of RAK Emirate operating services from RAK International Airport. Partnership set to give major boost to Emirate Õs economic development as well as its travel and tourism sectors. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: 2 February, 2014: Department of Civil Aviation(DCA), Ras Al Khaimah announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership with Air Arabia, enabling the airline to become the EmirateÕs designated carrier operating services from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Connecting Ras Al Khaimah to several destinations in the region, the major new collaboration is set to witness a significant increase in the number of destinations accessible to residents of Ras Al Khaimah and neighboring Northern Emirates. The launch of partnership between the low-cost pioneer and the Department of Civil Aviation, RAK is expected to support Ras Al KhaimahÕs standing as an attractive tourist destination, while acting as a key catalyst for the further economic development of the Emirate. The development also means that Air Arabia now becomes the official carrier of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate. Describing the partnership as a Òunique collaboration,Ó His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah said: ÒTodayÕs announcement is a natural step in the next stage of Ras Al KhaimahÕs aviation development, driven by the EmirateÕs steady economy, expanding population, growing industrial activity, and tourism. We are delighted to be entering into a strategic agreement with an extremely successful airline and are confident about the benefits.