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World Routes 2011 Handover Ceremony - Abu Dhabi Airports Company Press Release

Posted 19/12/2011 - Viewed 4746 time(s)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company to Host World’s Largest Air Transport Networking Event in Abu Dhabi

An official hand over ceremony at Routes Berlin rolls the wheels for Routes Abu Dhabi 2012

4TH October, 2011 – Berlin, Germany: Abu Dhabi Airports Company  announced today that it has officially been handed over the hosting of the next World Routes Conference in Abu Dhabi running from 30 September to 3rd of October 2012 and is expected to attract more 3,500 senior aviation professionals from around the world.

The announcement was made in a press conference during the World Routes Conference 2011 in Berlin from 2- 4 October, which was attended by Abu Dhabi Airports Company’s CEO, James E. Bennett, and COO, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, along with senior officials from the Department of Transport, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, and the UAE Embassy in Germany.

At the press conference, Jim Bennett highlighted the importance of Routes coming to Abu Dhabi as with an event at this magnitude will give Abu Dhabi Airports a golden opportunity to showcase to the Routes audience,  Abu Dhabi as a business and leisure destination, as well as the award winning services that Abu Dhabi International Airport is offering to its airlines-partners.  The conference will offer a platform for the company to share the success story of the capital’s airport and bring an in-depth insight of the airport’s  impressive expansion and development plans for the years to come.

Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi presented the portfolio of Abu Dhabi as a destination and promissed the delegates of Routes 2012 a unique voyage into the emirate to experince its cosmopolitan mix and the harmony offered between heritage, culture and modernity.

Commenting on the event, Mr. James E. Bennett, CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports Comapny, said:

“Hosting the next Routes in Abu Dhabi demonstrates the Emirate’s position as a leading driver in the aviation industry. We look forward to welcoming aviation professionals to see our dynamic city and discuss the growth opportunities of air services to Abu Dhabi. The event will showcase Abu Dhabi as a thriving business and tourism destination and it gives us great honour to be the next hosting company.”

The World Routes conference is an industry-wide renowned event in the aviation sector’s calendar.  It is attended by senior and decision making personnel including airlines, airports, industry bodies, and is a yearly event rotated worldwide and has proven to be an excellent networking, business building and social event. The 18th World Route Development Forum Abu Dhabi 2012 is expected to be the largest ever planned, as 3,500-4,000 decision-making delegates are estimated to attend the event.

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Notes to the Editor

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports Comapny assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

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