Our member Jeremy Denton and his father Paul visited Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT / OMRK) from Dubaï. The airport has a passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and an aircraft maintenance area. Currently, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is being rebranded within efforts to attract legitimate cargo, in particular from establishments under the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and also passengers traffics mostly charter services. This airport is good if you spend times in Dubai or around that you can managed to go to RKT for a half of day for a ramp tour. The most interesting stuff at RKT are all the stored aircraft. It still have some scheduled flights mainly by Air Arabia as well as some charter flights in the winter from Europe (Luxair, Smartwings). But you could be happy to shot lots of Tristar (5x), DC-8 (7x), some Ilyushin 76 (4x), Antonov 12 (1x), CRJ-900 (2x), Boeing 732 (1x), Boeing 727 (1x), Boeing 743, DC-9…
Some information about the traffics could be reached by this link.
Written by Jeremy & Paul Denton (visited April 2013)
How was your trip? Rate this airport!
| (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
|16/34||3’760m (12’336ft) Asphalt|
|Terminals||One for all pax flights.|
|Ladder||Not needed and not recommend to use as security is difficult here along the fence!|
|Car/Public Transport||Car is necessary to get to and from the airport.|
|Restrooms||Available only at the airport, nothing around.|
|Drinks/Food||Available only at the airport, nothing around.|
|Hotels||Nothing near the airport. Only at 20 minutes by car to Ras Al Kaimah city.|
|Season||Suggest October until April. Chance of dust sky during summer.|
|16/34||Used in all direction, nothing special.|
|Spot #1 – Ramp Tour|
|WHERE||From Dubaï, follow Ras Al Kaimah City, then when you see Ras Al Kaimah Airport, follow it. Park your car at RKT parking, next to the terminal. Then find inside the terminal, the office of the authority.|
|WHAT||You have the possibility to make a ramp tour of every area, the main important are the stored and the maintenance ramp. For 500AED, so around 125$ for the day. Please gather this information and send to these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
The office is opened from Sunday until Thursday 08:00LT – 23:00LT
BUT KEEP IN MINED THAT you have to get a letter from your company which you are working for. If you are not working in an aviation related company that will be hard to get access as they allow only people who are working in aviation. So you have to find someone which says that the company knows you since a long time, that you are doing pictures for an aviation company and you are working in freelance, etc. Try to asked to some aviation website in case as well.
|TIME||All day tour but in 3 to 4 hours you’ll get every aircraft and theirs no much regular traffic there as well…|
|MISC.||No drinks and no foods will be available during the day. You have to take everything before you are doing the ramp tour or if you can’t wait, asked the driver to make a stop to the terminal for your request.|
|FOCAL LENGTH||18 – 250mm|
|Spot #2 – Arrivals runway 34 – Afternoon|
|WHERE||From Dubaï, follow Ras Al Kaimah City, then when you see Ras Al Kaimah Airport, follow it. When you pass throw the village of Mudfak, stay next to the roundabout.|
|WHAT||You can get all arrivals on runway 34 during afternoon|
|TIME||From around 13:00 until around 17:30|
|MISC.||Nothing, bring with you what you need (drinks & foods)…|
|FOCAL LENGTH||100 – 300mm|
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