Al Bateen Executive Airport records a 26% increase in visiting aircraft movements.

Monday 14th May 2012

The business aviation airport posts 6% increase in total commercial movements:

14th May, 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Gulf Region's first and only dedicated private aviation airport operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today 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. The 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 brand new first time visitors. ADAC issued the report today as Al Bateen Executive Airport prepares to take part in the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) held in Geneva, Switzerland from 14th- 16th May, 2012. The airport will showcase its latest services and developments, and announce new ventures and partnerships. (Stand No 1943)

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.

In the coming months further enhancements to the Airport services will see the completion of the Gate Gourmet dedicated executive in-flight catering facility, the completion of several refurbished hangars, the extension of available MRO facilities and the development of high end office facilities.

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.


  • 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
  • Luxury Hotel (planned)
  • Business Campus - full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices
  • One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists
  • Fuel, handling, and other FBO services
  • Air Taxis
  • Vendor/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) access
  • Related aviation business access
  • 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 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

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