Sign for soon to be constructed Private Jet Terminal mounted
ST. KITTS, Dec 24 2010 (CUOPM) – A sign for the soon to be constructed world class Private Air Terminal Facility (FBO) at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport has been mounted.
The sign, at the entrance of the airport has been mounted in the presence of St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and officials of St. Christopher Air and Sea Port Authority (SCASPA) and Veiling Limited.
SCASPA and Veling have partnered to build the private jet fixed base of operations (FBO) in the southeast corner of the airport. The estimated $20 million project will be constructed in two phases over the next 10 years.
The architectural design of the FBO will reflect that of the Caribbean culture, while the interior will offer ultra-modern facilities and first-class services.
SCASPA is a statutory corporation formed by the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis in 1993. The Authority provides the gateway to St. Kitts, operating the Port Zante Cruise Ship Terminal, the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport, the Basseterre Deep Water (Cargo) Port and Ferry Dock. The network creates a stimulus for international trade, tourism, and long-term economic expansion, to ultimately boost the Caribbean nation’s development.
(Left to right) – SCASPA’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Marcellus Phillip; Veling’s managing Director, Mr. Nirvan Veerasamy; St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and Veling Chairman, Uday Nayak (photo by Erasmus Williams)
Veling Ltd. is engaged principally in Aircraft Leasing and Sales. According to company information, it has concluded over 20 transactions successfully including aircraft Sales and Leases of both narrow and wide bodies aircraft worldwide, with a combined 150 man years experience in the Aviation, Finance and Legal sector, and was rated in the Top 40 Aircraft Lessors Worldwide (Airline Business Feb 09).
During the recent signing of the agreement between SCASPA and Veling, Prime Minister Douglas said the facility has become an important need, as there has been sustained and substantial increase in the use of the airport by Executives and celebrities using private aircraft services.
“This situation provides an ideal opportunity for the Port Authority to develop this area of business as part of the long-term development strategy for the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The launch of this facility, therefore, represents the recognition of an essential area of growth that must be pursued by the Port Authority,” said Dr. Douglas at the signing of an agreement between the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) and Veling – a Mauritius-based company.
Dr. Douglas said Veling Limited brings a wealth of experience in the aviation service industry into the project.