Al Bateen Executive Airport has announced that it will allow executive jets to use the airport for free in the build up to upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 14.
The Gulf region’s first and only dedicated private aviation airport has announced that it will waive all landing and parking fees between November 10th and 14th as part of its bid to promote and celebrate the race.
The airport is operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), which also operates Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Airport and the lesser-known gateways of Sir Bani Yas Island and Delma Island in the western ‘Al Gharbia’ region of the Emirate.
Endorsing ADAC’s initiative, Ali Al Naqbi, chairman of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), says: “Al Bateen Executive Airport is determined to lead the executive aviation industry in Abu Dhabi and the region, and this Formula 1 offer is a proactive initiative on behalf of its management to further promote the airport, specifically for business aviation and in general, in the UAE during this mega event of 2010.”
Yousef Al Hammadi, deputy general manager at Al Bateen Executive Airport, enthuses: “ADAC is continuously thriving to provide unmatched services to its niche clientele, guests and operators. The aim is to encourage clients to use Al Bateen Executive Airport as their travel hub of choice, based on the comfort and convenience we offer.”
The airport is located within a 15-minute drive of the Grand Prix circuit on Yas Island.
Fixed base operators at Al Bateen include Al Jaber Aviation, Falcon Aviation, Prestige Jet, and XO Jet.