Al Bateen gets ready for Formula 1 Grand Prix


Executive airport prepares to showcase new DhabiJet FBO during Grand Prix and waives landing an parking fees for a second year

Al Bateen Executive Airport at nightAl Bateen Executive Airport is gearing up for the
2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that will be held from 11-13
November. The executive airport is expecting a surge in aircraft traffic
leading up to and during the Grand Prix, as last year the business aviation
airport handled nearly 100 movements throughout the F1 week.

Al Bateen Executive Airport will provide landing and
parking services free of charge to all business aviation customers flying into
Al Bateen between 10-14 November 2011 as part of the airport’s commitment to
develop and promote business aviation in the region. 

Passengers and crew members landing at Al Bateen
Executive Airport will be amongst the first to experience the airport’s newly
enhanced facilities within its newly launched DhabiJet FBO. Crew members will
be able to enjoy the new Crew Lounge and Flight Operations facilities,
currently being completed and located alongside the executive terminal.

All F1 Grand Prix visiting crew will enjoy
complimentary drinks and snacks in the garden seating area and have the
opportunity to watch the live broadcast of the three day race event in the crew

Steve Jones, general manager of Al Bateen Executive
Airport commented: “The addition of our impressive DhabiJet FBO and the new
crew lounge demonstrates our proactive stance on leading business aviation in the
Middle Eastern region. The F1 event represents an excellent platform from which
to demonstrate our service provision.”

“We are accustomed to such busy periods and we are
expecting a real buzz at the airport this time of the year.  It is the
culmination of months of careful preparation and the team spirit is infectious”
added Jones.