Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aéroports de Paris (ADP) linking Al Bateen Executive Airport with Le Bourget Airport.
The MoU was signed during Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 (March 8-10) by Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, chief financial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, which operates Al Bateen Executive, and Isabelle Dreysse, deputy managing director of Paris-Le Bourget. The agreement will pave the way for extensive collaboration between the two airports on a variety of aviation industry issues. Regular meetings will be held between the airport teams focusing in particular on customer service, technology and sustainability.
Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with ADP and we believe it will benefit both parties significantly. We will maintain a close exchange of information through regular correspondence and we will introduce personnel exchange programs. Abu Dhabi Airports is excited to work closely with ADP and we look forward to a successful relationship that will bring advantages to all involved.”
Bruno Mazurkiewicz, managing director of Paris-Le Bourget and General Aviation Aerodromes, said, “It is a pleasure to ink this agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports, and we are excited about the benefits that this MoU will bring. We will now be able to quickly share critical information and news around trends in civil aviation administration and policies. This agreement will also help us to foster human resources with global skills and improve training capabilities.”
Al Bateen Executive Airport is the only exclusive business aviation airport in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and currently has a stand capacity for up to 90 private jets. The airport recently announced record traffic figures in 2015, welcoming 43,278 passengers through its gates.