Grand Prix Sets Records at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

Friday 18th November 2011

Abu Dhabi's Executive Airport experiences record movements during F1 Grand Prix week.

18 November 2011 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Gulf Region's first and only dedicated private aviation airport, recorded over 150 business aircraft movements during the week of the Etihad Airways Formula 1TM Grand Prix (the period between 8-13 November.) This represented a total increase of 58% in movements compared with the same period for last year's event.

In addition to first class customer service and facilities aircraft operators using Al Bateen Executive Airport enjoyed free private landing and parking services as part of the airport's commitment to develop and promote Business Aviation in the region.

Steve Jones, General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, commented:

"Al Bateen Airport welcomes the Grand Prix with great anticipation each year particularly as the airport continues to improve its offering for its VIP passengers, providing best-in-class facilities and services. Our newly launched DhabiJet FBO service ensures that during the airport's busiest period, it offer travellers a luxurious yet highly efficient and secure transit experience. Furthermore,flight crew have access to some of the most modern and efficient FBO facilities anywhere in the world including a dedicated crew suite and state of the art flight operations centre. During this exciting week, the Al Bateen and Dhabijet team are proud to be part of the capital's success."

Finally, in line with its customer-centric approach in offering to all customers high-end products and services, Al Bateen Executive Airport is the only executive airport in the region and one of the few in the world to offer exclusive retail products from world renowned brands. The success of this unique offering has led to further expanding the range of the luxury brands offered in the coming months.

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. and

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