Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), today released its traffic performance results for the first half of 2012. The traffic report revealed a strong 30% increase in visiting aircraft movements to the executive airport over the period between January and June 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, registering a total of 1,100 visiting flights during those six months.
Al Bateen Executive Airport continues to register a positive increase in traffic as the airport witnessed a 10% increase in overall commercial traffic in the first half of 2012, handling over 5,000 based operators and visiting aircraft movements.
Yousif Al Hammadi, Deputy General Manager at Al Bateen Executive Airport, said: “Al Bateen is again seeing double digit growth of business jet movements, especially from visiting international aircraft that have not used the airport before. And, with the Formula One season nearing, there is no doubt that Al Bateen is positioning itself, stronger than ever, as the perfect stop location due to ease of access, short turnarounds and top quality services.”
“In addition, traffic will continue to grow at Al Bateen as more business aircraft operators join the airport and base their aircraft at ADAC’s dedicated business aviation airport, and as Abu Dhabi continues to grow as a leading business, leisure and aviation hub in the region”, added Al Hammadi.
Al Bateen Executive Airport continues to develop and expand its services and has recently revamped the uniforms for the DhabiJet crew, the main food & beverage operator at the executive airport of the capital, to add character and identity to the brand.