Al Bateen reports increase in movements


Al Bateen Airport reports 18% increase in commercial movements in first quarter

Al Bateen Executive AirportAl Bateen Executive Airport has announced an 18%
increase in commercial aircraft movements in the first quarter of 2011 versus
the same period last year.

Stephen Jones, general manager of Al Bateen Executive
Airport said: “We continue to see the growth trends of 2010 being carried
through to this year which confirms the strong positioning of Al Bateen as an
efficient and convenient facility for business aviation.”

Al Bateen registered 15 new visiting aircraft
operators in March 2011, whilst based operators continue to take delivery of
new aircraft.  In March 2011, Al Bateen based Al Jaber Aviation added a
fifth aircraft, a Lineage 1000, to its fleet.

Falcon Aviation Services registered a strong increase
in Q1 traffic with over 8% growth versus the same period in 2010.

A.J. Baker, vice president business development and strategy
at Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) said: “FAS had a strong first quarter with
the introduction of our new Lineage 1000 into commercial operations in
February, joining our existing fleet of G450 and Legacy 600 aircraft, all of
which have seen solid performance over the period”. 

FAS also conducted several hundred helicopter
movements at Bateen across their Offshore, Private and Tourism/Charter sectors
during the first quarter of 2011.   “The infrastructure upgrades and
the enhanced services being provided by both Al Bateen and ADAC are
contributing significantly to both improved support services for our clients
and for the continued growth of our business” said Baker.