One of the key tourism projects announced previously by the St. Kitts & Nevis Government has opened its doors for business. The new Private Terminal with YU Lounge service has opened its doors as of Friday, May 2, 2014, and is now welcoming guests.
“With a number of strategic tourism-related capital projects underway, including the upcoming opening of the upscale Kittitian Hill Resort, this new Private Terminal at the RLB International Airport is debuting at the ideal time,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “This facility now gives our twin-island destination a competitive edge in appealing to the discerning luxury market that requires the world-class, customer-centric service it provides. I am pleased that our visitors will now have the option for such a luxurious arrival and departure experience, almost as if their resort or villa accommodation experience has begun and ended at the Airport itself.”
Located west of the main airport parking apron at The Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, YU Lounge is designed to deliver a seamless and efficient fast-tracking service to individuals and small groups flying into St. Kitts either by private jet or by commercial flight. Specialized world-class services for private jet aircraft crew are also featured. The facility offers well-appointed, full service arrival and departure lounges as well as a dedicated crew lounge and a comprehensive range of ground handling services for aircraft operators. The buildings, the interior furnishings and landscaping were designed by Bobby Mukherji & Associates, recognized as one of India’s top ten design firms, and constructed by Lennox Warner & Associates, a local St. Kitts general contractor.
The Private Terminal is the result of a joint-venture effort between the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis, SCASPA (The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority) and the Veling Group, with full ownership to be transferred to SCASPA at the end of the concession contract period. Veling is an aviation company with activities in aircraft sales and leasing that is headquartered in Mauritius with offices in London and Dubai.