Al Bateen reports growth in April


Executive airport announced growth of 25% in April 2011

Al BateenAl Bateen Executive Airport has reported growth of 25% in commercial
movements in April 2011 compared to the same month last year.

The airport continues to
register double digit growth in its commercial traffic from both based and
visiting aircraft operators. The figures follow hard on the heels of its 18%
growth shown in Q1 2011 activity versus Q1 2010.

Steve Jones, general manager
said: “We are seeing an upward trend in traffic as operators and their clients
get more familiar with Al Bateen Executive.  The decision to revise our
aeronautical charges last year and the introduction of a new instrument landing
system (ILS) has boasted traffic immeasurably, as has the ongoing improvements
to our facility, which now benefits from a dedicated hands-on management

“We are pleased to report
that Al Bateen is getting on to the map and encouragingly much of this growth
is coming from visiting or overseas aircraft.  Al Bateen has a raft of
improvements to make that will deliver an even more attractive proposition for
crew and passengers,” Steve Jones added.