Another increase in traffic at Al Bateen


Al Bateen Executive Airport has reported another strong increase in traffic over 2011

Al Bateen Executive AirportAl Bateen Executive Airport
has reported an 11% increase in overall commercial aviation movements when
compared to 2010 and more than 50% increase in visiting business aviation

Steve Jones, general manager at Al Bateen Executive Airport commented “2011
was a very important and successful year for Al Bateen Executive Airport for
several reasons. Not only did Al Bateen continue to grow our overall traffic
strongly but it also managed to attract over 124 new first time international
business aviation customers reflecting its growing international reputation as
the preferred business aviation destination or stop over in the Middle East. Furthermore the launch of the new DhabiJet
FBO brand and the impressive dedicated pilot and crew facilities is a clear
indication that Al Bateen intends to remain a world class Business Aviation
Airport and provide the
highest caliber FBO handling services.”

The year-end performance report for Al Bateen Executive Airport indicated that
the airport registered 8775 commercial aircraft movements in 2011. Jones
continued: “The development of DhabiJet and the new FBO and Flight
Operations facilities means that visiting VIP customers and crew can now
experience not only a highly professional handling service; but the best
facilities. Many first time visitors to the new facilities are amazed and
impressed at what Al Bateen has to offer and really appreciate the speed and
efficiency of transiting in or out of the airport”.

New companies joined the
airport during 2011, Rotana Jet as a based operator and Jet Aviation setting up
at the executive airport.

Later in 2012, the completion of the Gate Gourmet dedicated executive inflight
catering facility, several refurbished hangars, the extension of available MRO
facilities and the development of high end retail provision in the DhabiJet and
VIP lounges.

2012 will also be notable for the first Abu Dhabi Air Expo event which will be
held at the airport on 6 to 8 March.