UAE-based corporate jet and helicopter service provider Falcon Aviation Services has started to provide offshore transportation services to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) from its base at Al Bateen Executive, Abu Dhabi’s downtown airport.
Falcon (Stand 714) plans to fly nearly 400 ADMA-OPCO staff every day, to and from Das Island and Zirku Island, which are the main industrial bases for the emirate’s Upper Zakum, Umm al Dalkh and Satah fields.
Falcon expects to operate three flights per day with each of its two newly acquired Bombardier Q400 turboprops from Al Bateen. Passengers will clear security through the newly refurbished Sheikh Zayed Terminal.
“This is a momentous achievement for Falcon, as we had a short time frame in which to set up and deliver this service,” said Falcon Aviation Services COO Ramandeep Oberoi. “However, with the help and cooperation of Abu Dhabi Airports, we are able to support the oil and gas sectors by using our two Dash 8 Q400s to transport 400 passengers daily to their work.”
Al Bateen Executive Airport has recently undergone several upgrades to its facilities and lounges in preparation for three upcoming events: Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016, the Middle East Aviation Career Conference & Exhibition and the Abu Heli Expo 2016.