Significant traffic growth at Al Bateen
Executive airport is reporting 40% growth in private jet movements
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced that
Al Bateen Executive Airport saw significant growth in business aviation in its
half year results, with an almost 40% growth in private jet movements compared
to the same period last year. The news follows the recent arrival of another
operator, Rotana Jet, which launched operations with a Gulfstream G450 jet in
Commercial movements also witnessed an overall 12%
growth for the period from January to June 2011 versus the same period in 2010.
This equates to over 4,500 commercial movements for the first half of the year.
Stephen Jones, general manager at Al Bateen Executive
Airport said “Al Bateen is seeing outstanding performance in the growth of
business jet movements, especially from visiting aircraft and new operators
that have not used the airport before. Traffic will continue to grow as more
business aircraft operators such as Rotana Jet, will be basing aircraft at
ADAC’s dedicated business aviation airport.”
Al Bateen Executive Airport also recently unveiled
its new FBO “DhabiJet” and Jones attributes the good news in large part to a
step change in service levels:
“The changes that ADAC has implemented recently, such
as the professional team that has been put in place at DhabiJet, the exclusive
FBO product with a range of exclusive new services, are all being very well
received by the market and the traffic results are solid evidence of that”.
“There is no doubt that Al Bateen is the perfect tech
stop location because of its ease of access, short turnarounds and top quality
services, which make it a highly attractive and cost effective stopping point
for long flights. ADAC is contributing significantly to improving support
services for our clients and for the continued growth of our business at Al
Bateen”, Jones added.