By Dominic Welling
Aircraft movements at the Gulf-based Al Bateen Executive Airport increased by 18% in the first quarter of 2011, according to latest figures released by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
The executive airport continued to see double-digit growth in commercial traffic from both home based operators and visiting aircraft operators during the first three months of the year.
Stephen Jones, general manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, said: “We continue to see the growth trends of 2010 being carried through to this year which confirms the strong positioning of Al Bateen as an efficient and convenient facility for business aviation.”
Falcon Aviation Services, the largest and longest established of the based operators at the gateway registered a strong increase in flights with more than 8% growth compared with the same period in 2010.
AJ Baker, vice president of business development & strategy at Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), said: “The infrastructure upgrades and the enhanced services being provided by both Al Bateen and ADAC are contributing significantly to both improved support services for our clients and for the continued growth of our business”.