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Abu Dhabi Airports Company looks to become a global player


After a strong run of growth at its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain airports, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is now widening its objectives. Under new CEO, Rudy Vercelli, who took up the position in Mar-08, the company has confirmed again this month that it intends to both invest in and operate airports internationally, and is currently negotiating several potential offshore airport investment and management contracts. It has also announced plans to develop the first dedicated business aviation airport in the Middle East. [1338 words]

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  • Al Ain pushed as low cost airline alternative
  • Al Bateen military airport to be converted to business facility
  • ADIA passenger traffic up, as Etihad continues to surge

Graphs and data:

  • Worldwide business jet orders 2005-2006
  • Business jet orders: 1997 to 2H07
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic: Jan-07 to Jun-08
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport capacity share: Week beginning 20-Jul-08
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