SpiceJet has announced plans to launch an airline based at the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport as its base as well as set-up its first overseas hub in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The plan is to make Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the UAE, a stepping stone into Europe.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet said it sees tremendous potential in Ras Al Khaimah and will start basing aircraft here as early as December.

SpiceJet will be the sixth airline to operate from the UAE after Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, flydubai and the recently-announced Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.

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