EBACE 2011: Win tickets to Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix courtesy of the Gulf region’s only dedicated private aviation airport - Al Bateen Executive Aviation Airport

 - May 16, 2011, 4:10 AM

Al Bateen Executive Airport (Stand 336) is offering one lucky EBACE visitor the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to this November’s 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The prize also includes four nights’ accommodation at a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. To enter drop off your business card at the company’s stand. The winner will be announced at 4 p.m. on May 18.

The airport is celebrating a successful first quarter of 2011 with an 18-percent increase in traffic over the same time last year. “We continue to see the growth trends of 2010 being carried through to this year,” said general manager Steve Jones. The Arabian Gulf region’s only dedicated private aviation airport saw 15 new visiting aircraft in March, while onsite operator Al Jaber Aviation added a fifth aircraft–an Embraer Lineage 1000–to its fleet.

The largest Al Bateen-based operator, Falcon Aviation Services, reported an 8-percent growth in movements in the first quarter over the same period in 2010, as well as growth in its helicopter services business.