»  Emirates
»  Arab World
»  International
»  Sports
»  Business
»  Special Reports
»  Archives
Bookmark and Share
You are here: Home > News Bulletin
Text size
Al Bateen Executive Airport Records 21% Increase in Visiting Aircraft Traffic
2013-06-10 12:10:49
WAM Abu Dhabi, Jun 10th, 2013 (WAM) -- Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), today announced a 21% increase in visiting aircraft traffic in January through April 2013 versus the same period in 2012. Commercial movements, including that of base operators, also registered an increase of 3% in the first four months of the year compared with the same period last year, reaching a total of 3,506 movements.

Yousif Al Hammadi, General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, commented: "Al Bateen Executive Airport's record double digit growth in business jet movements clearly demonstrates the airport's continued success in attracting new business. With new development projects underway, Al Bateen looks forward to expanding its services and welcoming more international customers as it maintains its position as the leading business aviation hub in the MENA region." New developments planned at Al Bateen Executive Airport include: airside aircraft parking, additional hangars for aircraft parking and maintenance, a passenger and visitor car park, passenger processing and VIP lounges, and an airport hotel. Additionally, the airport is continuously developing supporting services for the business aviation industry through partnerships with leading service providers. In March of this year, the airport launched aircraft cleaning services provided by Falcon Aviation Services, based at Al Bateen Executive Airport. Maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities will also be upgraded to meet the anticipated surge in demand as more aircraft and private jet companies make Al Bateen Executive Airport their base for operations. Plans are also set to roll out retail offerings for crew and passengers in the airport's lounges.

Earlier this year, Al Bateen Executive Airport hosted the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013, the region's only general aviation exhibition. The total value of sales at this year's Air Expo reached in excess of AED three billion, with 13,000 visitors and over 160 exhibitors from local, regional and international companies, participating.

Bookmark and Share
Market Watch
»  Abu Dhabi
»  Dubai
»  UAE Stock Market
»  NBAD Exchange Rate
Wam AnyWhere
Get the news at your fingertips..
Weather         For more details click here
City Temperature Humidity
Abu Dhabi 39 26 85 25
Dubai 38 27 80 30
Sharjah 38 26 85 30
Ras Al Khaimah 37 25 90 25
Umm Al Qaiwain 37 25 90 40
Ajman 36 25 85 35
Al Fujairah 31 26 75 20
Al Ain 39 27 70 20
Abu Musa 35 24 85 30
Tunb Kubra / Sughra 35 24 85 30
Delma 35 25 85 30
Ruwais 39 25 85 25
Liwa 40 27 85 20
As-Sila 39 25 80 25