5-Star Private Jet Terminal to Open in Phuket

A Five-Star fully integrated “Private Jet Terminal” in Phuket, attracting high end Superyacht visitors and tourists worldwide, was announced at a Grand Opening ceremony December 16th by Siam Land Flying.

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’ of 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 emphasize convenience and service standards as their top priorities”, said 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 a launching event attended by Thai Government Officials; Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health, Narong Woonciew, Phuket Governor and Prapas Kong-ied, Director General Treasury Department. Leading business representatives included Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of the Airport Authority of Thailand Public Company Ltd., and Soopakij Chearavanont, Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, along with various representatives from the public sector.

Private Jets have become an alternative in the new normal tourism, minimizing contact from the airport’s congestion and during flights. The opening of this private terminal 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. 

Siam Land Flying, which as 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. Greg Martin, Chief Executive Officer 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 Private Jet Terminal 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 the services required for smooth travel both internationally and domestically with Immigration, Customs and Disease Control services available on-site. 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 Martin.

The terminal in addition has approximately 7,000 square meters of hangar space and 12,000 square meters of apron space to provide safe parking for large-sized private jets, which can accommodate up ultra large size private jets including a 7 Gulfstream G650’s and 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. Other services available are a shuttle service, hotel reservation and co-ordination, tourism and recreation consultancy, in-flight food and beverage service, and VIP lounges for departing and arriving passengers, as well as crews.

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