Al Bateen Prepares for F1 Grand Prix


Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Middle East’s first dedicated executive airport operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), is gearing up for the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that will be held from November 11-13.  The executive airport’s management team says that it is expecting a surge in aircraft traffic leading up to and during the Grand Prix, as last year the business aviation airport handled nearly 100 movements throughout the F1 week.
Al Bateen Executive will provide landing and parking services free of charge to all Business Aviation customers flying into Al Bateen between November 10-14 November 2011 as part of the airport’s commitment to develop and promote Business Aviation in the region.
The airport says that passengers and crew members landing there will be amongst the first to experience the airport’s newly enhanced facilities within its newly launched DhabiJet FBO.  Crew members will be able to enjoy the new crew lounge and flight operations facilities, currently being completed and located alongside the executive terminal.
All F1 Grand Prix visiting crew will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in the garden seating area and have the opportunity to watch the live broadcast of the three-day race event in the crew lounge.
Steve Jones, General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, commented: “The addition of our impressive DhabiJet FBO and the new crew lounge demonstrates our proactive stance on leading business aviation in the Middle Eastern region.  The F1 event represents an excellent platform from which to demonstrate our service provision.” 
The airport’s location provides its customers with direct access to the central business district of the capital city and a short 15 minutes’ drive to the Yas Island F1 circuit.