Visiting aircraft movements up at Al Bateen


Executive airport records a 26% increase in visiting aircraft movements in the first four months of 2012

Al Bateen Executive AirportAl Bateen Executive Airport
has announced a 26% increase in visiting business aviation traffic in the period
between January and April 2012 versus the same period last year and a 6%
increase in total commercial aircraft movements over the same period.

report also indicated that in April alone the airport registered an increase of
38% in visiting aircraft compared with the same month in 2011, while the total
commercial traffic increased by 5% during the same period.

The traffic report indicates
that Al Bateen Executive airport registered 3,391 commercial aircraft movements
in the first four months of 2012, including 65 new first time visitors.

Yousif Al Hammadi, acting
general manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, commented: “The substantial
increase of visiting aircraft at Al Bateen Airport is ongoing confirmation of
the airport’s success in attracting new businesses and international customers
to the airport. In addition, overall commercial traffic growth registered at
the airport is particularly encouraging and reflects that Al Bateen is now well
established as a thriving and important business aviation hub.”

“Holding the first general
aviation exhibition, Air Expo 2012, at Al Bateen last March and the success it
generated is another key factor to the traffic surge. The event attracted
thousands of aviation professionals in the business aviation community
internationally and regionally to visit Abu
Dhabi and witness at first hand the excellent
facilities and services that Al Bateen has to offer,” added Al Hammadi.