Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 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.
The airport welcomed more than 7,600 passengers in each of the final four months of 2015, with traffic reaching 9,454 in November 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 Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.
With current stand capacity for up to 90 private jets, Al Bateen Executive Airport features a custom FBO service provider, which consolidates the needs of business aviation customers. In March 2016, the airport will host the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 and the Middle East Aviation Careers Conference (both March 8-10), two keynote events as part of the first-ever Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW), held on March 6-12.