Abu Dhabi / EMIRATES BUSINESS
Al Bateen Executive Airport, the only exclusive business aviation airport in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced 9% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic figures in 2015, surpassing its previous performance in 2014.
Arriving passenger traffic stayed above 7,600 passengers in each of the final four months of 2015, with November clocking the highest traffic figures of 9,454 travelers across its terminals.
Comprised of both the VIP and Sheikh Zayed Terminals, the
airport welcomed 2,703 aircraft onto its tarmac and 43,278
passengers to its gates in 2015. Sheikh Zayed Terminal accounted for 80.6% of all arriving passenger traffic throughout the year, with the remaining proportion of travelers passing through the VIP Terminal.
“The steady influx of passengers at Al Bateen Executive
Airport is testament to its world-class services, top-quality facilities and strategic location as the region’s only airport tailor-made for the business aviation industry,” said Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.
With a current stand capacity for up to 90 private jets, Al Bateen Executive Airport features a custom fixed base operations (FBO) service provider, which consolidates the needs of business aviation customers. The offering facilitates the fastest possible door-to-door transit time for passengers and crew.
In March 2016, the airport will host the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 and the Middle East Aviation Careers Conference, two keynote events as part of the first-ever Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week.