Al Bateen Cuts Rates To Attract Bizav

 - December 29, 2010, 6:23 AM

Abu Dhabi Airports Company is slashing prices for ­landing and parking fees at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport, effective immediately. Al Bateen is the region’s only airport dedicated to business aviation. Stephen Jones, the airport’s general manager, said the airport implemented the reductions because “Al Bateen wants to be a serious player in the global business ­aviation market.” The reductions in landing fees average 36 percent, but are skewed toward lower-weight aircraft, which represent the majority of the airport’s traffic. Parking-fee reductions average 17 percent, but the price cuts are skewed toward heavier aircraft, which previously paid proportionately higher fees. Hourly parking fees remain unchanged for all aircraft below 25,000 kg, while those over 50,000 kilograms have had hourly fees more than halved. Additionally, all aircraft have four hours of free parking.