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Falcon Aviation Services starts scheduled from Al Bateen Executive Airport
26 Nov, 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: – Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that Falcon Aviation Services (Falcon), a well-established corporate jet and helicopter service provider, is now offering offshore transportation with its two newly acquired Dash 8 Q400 fixed wing aircraft, to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), from its base at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated business aviation airport.

Falcon Aviation Services will fly nearly 400 ADMA-OPCO’s staff members each day to and from Das Island and Zirku Island, the main industrial bases for the emirate's Upper Zakum, Umm al Dalkh and Satah fields. There will be three flights on each aircraft per day taking off from Al Bateen Airport, with the passengers clearing security through the [newly refurbished] Sheikh Zayed Terminal.

Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Al Bateen Executive Airport remains the ultimate choice for charter and executive aircraft operators due its strategic location, fully equipped operational, administrative and maintenance facilities, and fast-on-fast-off processing services.. We are delighted to be supporting Falcon Aviation Services’ strong growth, and Al Bateen Executive Airport will continue to provide them with world class business aviation services, thereby helping them set the benchmark for offshore transportation in the region.”

Captain Ramandeep Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer, Falcon Aviation Services said, “This is a momentous achievement for Falcon as we had a short time frame in which to set up and deliver this service. However with the help and cooperation of Abu Dhabi Airports, we were able to support the oil and gas sector by using our two Dash 8 Q400’s to transport more than 400 passengers every day to their work from the refurbished Sheikh Zayed Terminal offering our highest level of customer service.

Al Bateen Executive Airport has recently undergone several upgrades to its facilities, in order to continue to offer outstanding service to passengers and private aviation operators, and to provide a state-of-the-art venue to host three key events; Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016, the Middle East Aviation Career Conference & Exhibition, and the Abu Dhabi Heli Expo 2016. A brand new VVIP Terminal is currently under construction, with enhancements made to the existing VIP Terminal. The taxiway, airfield, apron, and the Sheikh Zayed Terminal have also been upgraded as part of the refurbishment.

About Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to 45 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

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About Al Bateen Executive Airport

Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only five kilometers from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high- regard for the convenience that personalized jet travel can bring.

Benefits

  • Only dedicated private aviation airport in the region
  • Fast & efficient turnarounds
  • Ideal location in the city centre close to central business district
  • Over 90 parking/maintenance spaces in hangars for different aircraft sizes + 20 apron parking stands
  • Business Campus – full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices
  • One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists
    • Fuel, handling, and other FBO services
    • Air Taxis
    • Vendor/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) access
    • Related aviation business access
    • Aviation education and training

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Layla Haroon

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