Al Bateen Executive Airport
Al Bateen Executive Airport is the first dedicated private jet airport in the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA). The airport originally came into use in the 1960’s as the first main airport in the capital city, until Abu Dhabi International Airport was opened in 1982. In 1983, Al Bateen was transformed into a military air base until the end of 2008, when ADAC took over the management of the airport’s operations and turned it into a world-class executive airport.
Did you know?
- Al Bateen was built in the 1960’s
- In 1970 it became Abu Dhabi’s first International Airport
- When the International Airport moved in 1982 to its current location, Al Bateen became a military airport until 2008
- Al Bateen offers services 24/7
- It has no slot restrictions
- The first airport in the region receiving 3 ISO and OHSAS certifications.
Currently, the airport has a stand capacity for up to 50 private jets with fast and efficient turnarounds with no holding patterns and short taxi times. Existing carriers already operating out of the airport include Al Jaber Aviation, Falcon Aviation Services, Prestige Jet, Empire Aviation, Luxury Air Jet, Maximus Air-Cargo, Royal Helite Helicopters, XOJet and Rotana Jet.
In 2011, Al Bateen Executive Airport launched its brand new FBO service, DhabiJet, and within the first two years of operation the new FBO was ranked in the top five best FBO’s around the world twice by the European Business Aviation News (EBAN).
Further developments are moving ahead on schedule as the airport progresses its strategic aim of being one of the best dedicated business airports in the world. 2013 will see the completion of several refurbished hangars, the extension of available MRO facilities and the development of high end retail provision in the DhabiJet and VIP lounges.
For more info please visit the Al Bateen Executive Airport website