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Old 4th Sep 2006, 13:40
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Hi everybody ,

I saw this new company in UAE is recruiting DEC on 737 and 767 . Has anyone already applied and maybe got some feedback regarding the offered package ?
Any information would be mostly welcome .
Thanks a lot in advance .
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Old 4th Sep 2006, 16:20
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They were supposed to start recruiting this november but the project got postponed for financial reasons.

Hope this helps

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Old 4th Sep 2006, 18:23
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Dudes were they not getting A320's initially??
I also heard some prominent Avi figures discussing the 320, so how come 737 & 767 interviews, flaka!
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my understanding is one 737 running charters into RAK to fill the huge amount of hotel accomodation bein thrwn up.
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I was mistaken about the 767 , but check in www.aviationjobseach.com
and you will a find out a couple of ads under "Rak Airways" name ; one is for DEC and F/O on 737 and the other is for DEC and F/O on 757 . And if you try to apply , one of the first questions before filling the application is " would you be available for a December start ? " . So is the November recruitment still beeing posponed ?
Sorry guys I keep repeating myself but any other kind of information would be most welcome .

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Old 4th Sep 2006, 21:16
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Any info about this new company? What about Ras Al Khaimah as a place to live? Just curious.
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RAK is one of those "maybe it will, maybe it won't" set up's, take care before you jump.
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As far as I know they have no aircrafts yet, but 8 737-rated pilots have been hired and are spending most of their time getting drunk/repairing.
Apparently there is 2 737's arriving sometimes this fall, and I have heard that they are also getting one 757 in November. As far as I know they have not hired any 757-rated pilots yet.

Salery is in the area of 18.000 dirhams/mpnth pluss allowances, accomodation and so on.
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Thats FO or Capt Salary?
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FO as far as I know.
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if that salary dont include housing or else, is not bad compared with other carriers, at least for a start up. RAK is a nice place to live?
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Cabin Crew interviews have already taken place in RAK.

Whatever the web links may suggest,It is also said to be an A 330 operation with first Destination as Amsterdam!??
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........speculation to rest


RAK Airways overhauls its strategy

By Ivan Gale, Staff Reporter

Dubai: In May, after arriving just months earlier to serve as chief operating officer at RAK Airways, Jack Romero didn't think he'd stay long enough to see the carrier through till launch.
An experienced operator in the aviation industry, he knew his reputation was on the line. And he was sure RAK Airways' business model as a low-cost carrier that would lure customers from Sharjah and Dubai was wrong. So sure, in fact, that he packed his bags. A flight to take him back home to the UK was just days away.
"I realised the previous business plan was unworkable and unrealistic," said Romero, who is part Leb-anese and part Spanish, with a dark tan and a toothy grin.
Months later, Romero is not only still with the airline, he's taken the helm as CEO. As the company approaches a January 2007 launch, he has transformed its business plan as a budget carrier into the network carrier approach with coach and business classes. With the clock ticking down RAK Airways is feverishly making preparations building its staff, negotiating contracts and preparing for the first flights to Iran and India and soon after the former CIS countries.
From his office in a new office building in Ras Al Khaimah, which looks out over the Arabian Gulf and a string of new villas under construction, Romero recalled the moment that convinced him to stay.
At the time he couldn't tell whether the airline was meant to be a national symbol or a commercially viable. He knew that some carriers that started as low-cost either failed or changed their business plans. After 9/11 he'd gone back to graduate school to study aviation and wrote his thesis on weaknesses in the low-cost carrier approach, and now he didn't want RAK Airways to become supporting evidence.
Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, set Romero's concerns to rest. "Shaikh Saud said he wasn't interested in a symbol in the slightest," Romero recalls. "He told me he wanted something that made money."
Romero unpacked his bags, got promoted and began to develop the fledgling carrier's business plan.
When it launches in January, RAK Airways will fly with two used aircraft: a Boeing 737 it owns and a Boeing 757 it leases.
In its first year, the airline will fly twice a week to 15 destinations in Iran and India. In 2008, Romero plans on expanding into nine more markets in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
By year three, with a fleet of over 10 aircraft, Romero said he will tackle Russia and CIS countries Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, and possibly chartered flights to Europe. "We knew we couldn't emulate the other three carriers in the UAE because we don't have a large enough catchment area," he said.
Some 200,000 residents live in Ras Al Khaimah.
He also knew he couldn't convince Dubai and Sharjah residents to drive 90 minutes to RAK airport, although he believes a small number will make the trip for the extra baggage allowance of 45 kilos' check in and 10 kilos' carry on.
Instead, Romero said RAK Airways will primarily serve businessmen and tourists and offer shuttle service to Dubai. A growing number of both groups will head to Ras Al Khaimah as it develops its economy, he said.
Romero said by the end of year three, the carrier should turn a profit even assuming oil at $100 a barrel and 39 per cent occupancy on its flights.
Until that time, RAK Airways will rely on cash reserves of Dh500 million after an initial offering raised Dh850 million. The company, which is majority owned by over 30 Gulf investors as well as the RAK government, is expected to grow from 40 staff today to 200 by launch.
Romero can take solace that he has been here before. In the mid-1990s he created British Mediterranean. At launch, he had just 16 employees. When he left, it stood at 250.
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Sounds a tad iffy to say the least. It smacks more of RAK saying "every other UAE country has an airline, we need one and quick!!" Three years to make money, its just someones train set not a viable option.
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What are skippers getting ?
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H everybody ,

I would really be interested in skipper's package as well .
Any information most welcome .
Thanx in advance ,
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P.S : Whoever prefers can PM me .
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Originally Posted by Flaka View Post
I was mistaken about the 767 , but check in www.aviationjobseach.com
and you will a find out a couple of ads under "Rak Airways" name ; one is for DEC and F/O on 737 and the other is for DEC and F/O on 757 . And if you try to apply , one of the first questions before filling the application is " would you be available for a December start ? " . So is the November recruitment still beeing posponed ?
Sorry guys I keep repeating myself but any other kind of information would be most welcome .

Cheers
Flaka
Hi there,
I ve just applyed,let,s c what it is all about. chao
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 17:09
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Hi everybody !

I was just wondering if anyone applied for F/O or skipper position ? And if yes did you get any answer ? assesment date ?
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I think he's a little too optimistic about RAK's growth...Oh well.. Lets wait and watch....
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RAK will be another Air Arabia with a little touch of "finesse" (biz class) as the CEO announced in his antecipated preview few weeks ago. He didn't say it all but was good enough to speculate that the first objective is to carry the Northern Emirates local labour force home (meaning home countries) along with the tonnes of cargo they airship home. The 2nd will also target the cargo export business to the ex-Soviet countries along with their nationals wishing to visit the country via RKT. Finally, Europe and the many that usually run away from the northern harsh winter and wish to do a little bit of mountain or desert tracking, the beautiful coast line they still have untouched by the cement savagery elsewhere in the country and the shopping. The Gulf area in general, and the UAE in particular, is a safe destination where you see (for the time being) no kidnappings or other horrible stories just like in Yemen and elsewhere recently.
Voila! More jobs regardless of the T&Cs.
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