Abu Dhabi Airports Company’s (ADAC) announced in a press conference, held today at the Middle East Business Aviation Show (MEBA 2010) in Dubai, its plan to reduce its aeronautical charges at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport in the region, by 35% on landing fees and by 17% on the current parking fees for all aircraft, effective 1 December 2010.
Stephen Jones, the newly appointed General Manager for Al Bateen Executive Airport commented: “We created a lot of awareness at the recent Grand Prix by offering free landing and parking services which strengthened our belief in prioritizing the offering of best levels of services at competitive prices. At the same time Al Bateen is supporting the development of based operators and their rapidly growing aircraft fleets.”
Al Bateen Executive team (present at Stand C600) unveiled the new master plan model of the executive airport at MEBA 2010 which conveys ADAC’s vision of a state-of-the-art airport.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has already invested almost US million in turning the 50 year-old military airport into a luxury business aviation gateway with an impressive VVIP passenger terminal. Further plans are in place to develop new hangars and complete apron enhancements, utilities and runway work.
ADAC is forecasting commercial movements of 8,000 for the full 12 months to December 2010, an increase of over 30% versus 2009. ADAC is projecting almost 12,000 commercial movements at the airport by 2014, the result of a combination of organic and based fleet growth.