First domestic flight takes off from Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) witnessed the first domestic flight in the UAE as Rotana Jet flight took off from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:00 am this morning flying to Fujairah International Airport.
Above: Rotana Jet inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah.
This inaugural flight comes after the announcement made last week about the launch of twice-a-day services to Fujairah, Al Ain and Sharjah from Abu Dhabi International Airport, in an initiative by Rotana Jet to extend its domestic route network.
Effective today, 19th September 2012, Rotana Jet will be operating two flights a day between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Fujairah. Two flights a day to Al Ain will commence on the 26th September 2012 and flights to Sharjah will soon follow. These routes will be operated by Embraer ERJ145 aircraft with 50 seats and a comfortable 31" seat pitch.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) 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, ADAC 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 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.