Al Bateen Executive Airport gears up for F1 Grand Prix to showcase new DhabiJet FBO

Wednesday 28th September 2011

Al Bateen Executive Airport gears up for F1 Grand Prix to showcase new DhabiJet FBO

Landing and parking fees waived for second year.

United Arab Emirates: Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Middle East's first dedicated executive airport operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), is gearing up for the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that will be held from 11-13 November. The executive airport is expecting a surge in aircraft traffic leading up to and during the Grand Prix, as last year the business aviation airport handled nearly 100 movements throughout the F1 week.

Al Bateen Executive Airport will provide landing and parking services free of charge to all Business Aviation customers flying into Al Bateen between 10th and 14th November 2010 as part of the airport's commitment to develop and promote Business Aviation in the region.

Passengers and crew members landing at Al Bateen Executive Airport will be amongst the first to experience the airport's newly enhanced facilities within its newly launched DhabiJet FBO. Crew members will be able to enjoy the new Crew Lounge and Flight Operations facilities, currently being completed and located alongside the executive terminal.

All F1 Grand Prix visiting crew will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in the garden seating area and have the opportunity to watch the live broadcast of the three day race event in the crew lounge.

Steve Jones, General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport commented: "The addition of our impressive DhabiJet FBO and the new crew lounge demonstrates our proactive stance on leading business aviation in the Middle Eastern region. The F1 event represents an excellent platform from which to demonstrate our service provision."

With bookings already beginning to be secured from private jet operators from all over the globe transporting drivers, team bosses, F1 officials and VIP visitors, the executive airport is set to manage hundreds of international aircraft movements Providing a completely bespoke experience from booking to touchdown, Al Bateen Executive Airport will accommodate any special requests or last minute changes to travel plans for guests during the busy F1 weekend.

"We are accustomed to such busy periods and we are expecting a real buzz at the airport this time of the year. It is the culmination of months of careful preparation and the team spirit is infectious" added Jones.The airport's strategic location provides clientele with direct access to the central business district of the capital city and a short 15 minutes' drive to the Yas Island F1 circuit.

Short transits and waiting times for the aircraft ensure F1 visitors can make the most of their time at the circuit. In addition, the VIP terminal at Al Bateen Executive Airport provides passengers with flexible and fast immigration and security services, thus enabling passengers to leave the executive airport within a few minutes of landing.For more information, please visit www.adac.ae

About Al Bateen Executive Airport:

Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only a five kilometres from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high-regard for the convenience that personalised jet travel can bring.

Benefits:

• Only dedicated private aviation airport in the region • Fast & efficient turnarounds• Ideal location in the city centre close to central business district • Over 90 parking/maintenance spaces in hangars for different aircraft sizes + 20 apron parking stands • Business Campus - full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices • One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists o Fuel, handling, and other FBO services o Air Taxis o Vendor/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) access o Related aviation business access o Aviation education and training

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure.

In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio.

These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi's development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

For more information, please visit our websites:

www.adac.ae, www.adacmediacentre.com

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