St Kitts to get first private jet terminal
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Thursday January 26, 2012 – A build operate least transfer (BOLT) agreement with global aviation solution provider Veling should see St Kitts have its first private jet terminal before year end.
Authorities announced earlier this week that a date has been set for the groundbreaking on the new St. Kitts’ private jet terminal that is expected to attract high net worth leisure and corporate travellers who wish greater convenience and speedier processing when flying into the eastern Caribbean island.
The ceremony to begin construction on this new world-class facility at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is February 3 and completion is scheduled for October 2012.
The private jet terminal will be located west of the main airport parking apron and will consist of world class arrival and departure lounges, a business centre, and related offices and processing facilities, as well as an elegantly landscaped courtyard and events centre.
The first phase of the development will feature the main tropical-styled and environmentally friendly terminal, valued at approximately US$6 million, with the total cost of the final project estimated at US$ 15 million.
The terminal will be constructed and operated by Veling Limited with full ownership to be transferred to The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) at the end of the concession contract period.
Veling Limited is based in Mauritius and London, England.
The architect and interior decorator for the new terminal is internationally acclaimed Bobby Mukherji & Associates, recognized as one of India’s top ten design firms.