Al Bateen reports 36% traffic increase

Guest Writer

Al Bateen Executive Airport has recorded a 36 percent rise in commercial airline traffic for 2010 compared to 2009. The increase in arrivals has been attributed to the success of the airport’s dedicated facilities for operators, pilots and passengers, which has attracted corporate and VIP clients to the business aviation airport. “ADAC’s ongoing commitment to promote Al Bateen as the leading executive airport in the region by offering exceptional facilities and competitive pricing structures, combined with Abu Dhabi’s developing calendar of international events, made 2010 a transformational year in the airport’s history,” said Steve Jones, general manager at the airport. “The year-end performance report for Al Bateen Executive Airport indicated that the airport registered 7,970 commercial aircraft movements in 2010.” This year, the airport will open a crew lounge facility, as well as new fixed base operations and refurbished hangars. Meanwhile, the airport has reduced its landing fees by 35 percent for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix in November.

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