Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) linking Al Bateen Executive Airport with San Bernardino International Airport
in San Bernardino, California, USA.
The MOU was signed by Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports and Michael Burrows, Executive Director of San Bernardino International Airport Authority, during Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018. The agreement will allow for continuous cooperation and collaboration between both entities to maintain and develop safe, secure, environmentally compatible and efficient air transport system adopting best practices.
Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports commented: “We are delighted to have signed this MOU today with such pioneering industry peer. Abu Dhabi Airports and San Bernardino International Airport Authority both recognize the opportunities this agreement will offer our airports in terms of sustainable and economic development, and solutions to manage challenges arising from growth in demand.”
Michael Burrows, Executive Director of SBIAA, commented: “It is an exciting partnership that we have finalized today, and we are eager to start the collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports and exchange experiences and lessons learned during our journeys towards delivering efficient, viable and high quality airports in our respective regions.”
Al Bateen Executive Airport, the only exclusive business aviation airport in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), began commercial operations in 2008 from its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi city, and currently has a stand capacity for up to 90 private jets. The airport recently announced record traffic figures in 2017, handling 12,000 traffic movements within its aerodrome and FBO.
Conveniently located in the heart of the Inland Empire, close to major freeways and just 60 miles from Los Angeles, San Bernardino International Airport is strategically positioned to meet growing aviation activity including: cargo, business aviation, general aviation, and commercial airlines by providing competitive rates for aviation companies and local businesses looking to stretch their wings and expand their horizons.