Abu Dhabi Airports Company announces executive airport
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced on Tuesday, it will establish the Middle East's first dedicated executive airport at Al Bateen military airbase just 10 kilometres from Abu Dhabi city centre, GN reported.
The Bateen facility will be developed as an exclusive corporate jet facility and ADAC will invest more than Dh200 million in additional facilities at the airport, which until now has been a military airbase.
ADAC will develop a 'one-stop shop' business jet facility, offering VVIP and VIP passenger terminals, airport services, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), fuel, handling and all other fixed-base operational services.
Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman and Managing Director of ADAC, said: "As a growing centre of international business and finance, Abu Dhabi has seen significant growth in the number of corporate jets coming to the city over the last few years.
"With this development, we are able to meet that demand today and into the future. The site offers a unique strategic location just minutes from the heart of the UAE's capital city. The facilities already in place will allow us to accommodate more corporate jet operations immediately.
"In parallel, we will implement our investment programme, which will create one of the best executive airports in the world."
The 3,200-metre runway can accommodate a range of aircraft types and sizes, from smaller corporate jets up to Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) or Boeing 737-800s.
Aircraft can park at one of 30 plus stands and passengers can have access through three passenger terminals.