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NATS settles down in Abu Dhabi Airport free zone

Posted 4 June 2017 · Add Comment

UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. NATS has become the 200th business to receive a trade licence from the Abu Dhabi Airports' Free Zone (ADAFZ)


NATS is working with customers around the world, and says it prides itself on extending its services to the Middle East region. Each year the company handles 2.5 million flights and 250 million passengers in UK airspace alone In addition to providing services to 14 UK airports, and managing all upper airspace in the UK,
ADAFZ has granted licenses to companies from over 38 countries and, through its Government Services Office, has issued more than 2250 employment visas to date.
Located strategically in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.
Adel Al Taheri, acting senior vice president of Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone and Business City, said: “ADAFZ is able to offer its business partners a range of benefits including a 100% duty and tax exemption, foreign ownership, and repatriation of capital and profits, amongst others. Our vision for ADAFZ is for it to be the preferred business destination for international and local organizations in the aviation, airport services, IT, Consultancy Management, logistics and cargo, and freight sectors. Our free zone also offers a hub for all aviation-friendly and light industrial activities seeking to gain advantage from close proximity to the airport for import and export requirements.”
Ben Kiff, Director of NATS Middle Eastsaid: "We are delighted to be joining ADAFZ, and look forward to developing our business in Abu Dhabi, as part of our ongoing commitment to the UAE and the region. By positioning us nearer our customers, our operations in ADAFZ will allow us to better serve those we are already working with, as well as those we hope to work with in the future, as Abu Dhabi expands and develops its aerospace ecosystem."
 

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