A five star fully integrated private jet terminal in Phuket designed to attract high end superyacht visitors and tourists worldwide was announced at a grand opening ceremony by Siam Land Flying last week.
The facility, to be fully operational in the early part of 2022, aims to drive Thai tourism and attract more superyachts to the worldwide dream destination, and Asia Pacific superyacht hub, Phuket, Thailand.
“The opening of the private jet terminal of Siam Land Flying Phuket is another major milestone for the company’s business operation as it sees the continuous growing trend of private jet business, particularly during the pandemic situation. The private jet business has gained more popularity as it offers privacy among VIP tourists who emphasise convenience and service standards as their top priorities”, said Mr. Kachorn Chiaravanont, executive vice chairman of Siam Land Flying Co. Ltd.
A long time luxury private jet charter service and world-class air ambulance services provider across SE Asia under the service brand of Executive Wings and Medical wings, the new private jet terminal was announced at the grand opening. The event officially inaugurating the special announcement occasion was co-chaired by Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health; Mr. Narong Woonciew, Phuket Governor; Mr. Prapas Kong-ied, Director General Treasury Department; Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of the Airport Authority of Thailand Public Company Ltd; and Mr. Soopakij Chearavanont, Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group along with various representatives from the public sector and leading national and local business operators.
Private Jets have become an alternative in the new normal tourism, minimising contact from the airport’s congestion and during flights. The opening of this private terminal is another factor that will increase confidence among tourists who travel by private jets, including superyacht owners. The end-to-end services at the terminal meet the international standards for safety and security but at the same time are faster and more convenient, impressing tourists as they arrive in Phuket, a major superyacht hub in Asia with four well equipped marinas and a dream destination for tourists worldwide.
Siam Land Flying, which is a subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Group, is extremely proud to support the Thai tourism industry, stating the facility will draw more tourists with high purchasing power and will generate revenue and spending in the country, as well as creating new jobs for local people.
Mr. Greg Martin, CEO of Siam Land Flying Co., Ltd. said at the opening: “The private jet terminal of Siam Land Flying Phuket is fully equipped to provide a premium service for our VIP guests in a discrete and safe manner.”
“The building is situated on a 17-rai area of land in Mai Kao Sub-District, Talang District, Phuket Province. Our 1,200-square-meter private jet terminal features several VIP lounges and all of the services required for smooth travel both internationally and domestically with Immigration, Customs and Disease Control services available on-site.”
“Our comprehensive services and our world class facilities cement Siam Land Flying’s determination to enhance the very first experience amongst our guests once they reach Thailand. We have made significant investments in fully electric ground support equipment including aircraft tow tugs, ground power units and support vehicles at the Siam Land private jet terminal. This helps achieve our sustainability goals as most other facilities around the world use diesel powered equipment”, added Mr. Martin.
The terminal is complemented by approximately 7,000 square metres of hangar space and 12,000 square metres of Apron space to provide safe parking for large-sized private jets. For example, up to seven Gulfstream G650’s can be accommodated, as well as ultra large-sized private jets such as the Boeing Business Jet or Airbus Corporate Jet. Maintenance support can be provided by the licensed aircraft engineers which are part of the Siam Land Flying team. In addition, other services are provided such as shuttle service, hotel reservation & co-ordination, tourism & recreation consultancy, in-flight food & beverage service, and VIP lounges for departing and arriving passengers as well as crews.