Ras Al Khaimah Airport in the northern United Arab Emirates has said it plans to open a new cargo facility and expand its arrivals terminal in the first half of 2016, it has been reported.
The UAE’s Department of Civil Aviation was also reported in the Khaleej Times as saying that airlines from Germany, Poland, Latvia and Russia launched flights to the airport in 2015.
The department added that Sharjah-based Air Arabia, which uses the airport as a hub, had increased flight frequencies to the 10 destinations that it serves from the airport.
Overall passenger traffic at the airport rose by 17% in 2014, the airport said, while cargo grew by 51%.
Mohammed Qazi, RAK Airport CEO, said the new cargo facility would be ready by April and the expansion of the arrivals terminal would be completed by May.
Qatar Airways is set to start flying to the aiport this month.
In terms of traffic movements Ras Al Khaimah, based in the Emirate of that name, is the UAE’s fourth largest airport.
It comes behind Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports.
Ras Al Khaimah had 514 air traffic movements in 2015, compared to 35,298 at Dubai.