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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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KUALA LUMPUR | Skypark Subang Commercial Nexus Development News

More than just an airport
By CHLOE CHIN

Did you think that the old Terminal 3 building at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport was terminally ill? Far from it. There are big plans afoot for it.

WHEN Terminal 3 of the Subang International Airport (now the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport) was built in 1993, the design was kept simple. It was, after all, built to cater to passengers on domestic routes flown by Malaysia Airlines - not exactly a big market in those days.

After operations of the main terminals moved to the award-winning KL International Airport leaving just a few private aviation companies operating from Terminal 3, the complex became sadly dilapidated, the site of the occasional warehouse sale or other one-off use.

But there were plans for it, which are now coming close to fuition, and they are rather big, these plans.

The plans come from Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd, which has been given a 59-year lease by the Malaysian Government to develop not only the terminal building, which currently serves Berjaya Air and FireFly airlines, but also to reposition the airport as a regional hub for executive jets, as Malaysia’s International Aerospace Centre.

And the budget’s a tad bigger: RM350mil for the overall development, and RM40mil just for the terminal building.

At an interview last week, Subang SkyPark’s CEO, Janadhanan Gopala Krishnan said, “Through a RM40mil regeneration plan, Subang SkyPark hopes to give the facility a brand new image as well as return the grand dame of Malaysia’s airports to its rightful place on the world’s aviation map.”

In the past decade, airports internationally have been developed and re-built all over the world, setting new standards and raising expectations among international travellers.

It is important to recognise that any new design needs to be relevant not just on opening day, but for the next 15-20 years.

“Therefore, it must have an aesthetic that can stand the test of time,” says Martin Haeger, director of the hl design group, an international firm that is working with the terminal’s design and build team comprising local architectural firms Arcradius Sdn Bhd and Kasda.

“The aviation industry is the epitome of advanced technology, so the identity of this airport must reflect an image that is state-of-the-art and of its time,” points out Haeger.

Haeger’s firm is developing the designs for the planned commercial nexus that will be located directly opposite the terminal. With the two local firms, hl design has created a new “external envelope” for the Terminal 3 building that gives it a fresh new identity far removed from its original bleakly industrial feel.

The new white composite prefab cladding of the shell will simply wrap around the existing structure - Arcradius had developed the idea to retain the existing fabric by “building boxes in a box” and causing minimal interference with the building while its interior is being transformed.

The hl design group’s associate director, Matthew Allen, explains that, “We have attempted to transform its identity using a bold form, strong dynamic lines and clean simple details, which are the essence of aviation.”

Aerodynamic forms dominate the artist impression we are shown: strong curved lines completely conceal the original box-like exterior and the structure’s side view has the profile of the cross-section of an airplane wing.

The terminal will be linked by an elevated bridge to the commercial site opposite €“ because, as Haeger puts it, “It’s not just about getting on the aeroplane”.

In fact, the SkyPark Subang Terminal will attempt to draw not just passengers but customers. As Mohamad Faisal Ghazali of Arcradius and Khairul Anwar of Kasda explain, the interior of the terminal will have a “mall ambiance”: Visitors will enter a lobby that is surrounded by terrace balconies; generous applications of glass and metal interwoven throughout the solid interior walls highlight the modernity of the design while providing that mall ambiance.

Mezzanines are linked to each other by open staircases and surrounded by glass terrace balconies overlooking the atrium, creating the gallery-like feel most major shopping complexes in Malaysia have.

The pair’s designs for the interior substantially increase space for retail and F&B outlets as well as new banking facilities, commercial offices, and check in and satellite departure facilities.

“Spaces are rearranged by consolidating and creating new mezzanine planes opening into a well-lighted two-storey single atrium ... a suspended ceiling enhanced with fibre optic lighting will produce a starry night effect,” adds Kamal.

Another significant addition to the old Terminal 3 functions is the SkyPark Fixed Based Operation (FBO) lounge, a 5-star arrival/departure lounge for corporate and personal jets in the private enclave of the SkyPark Subang Terminal.

This area will have a separate entrance - a portico on a grand scale has been proposed - that will lead the guest into a spacious lobby and reception area and then into a large lounge.

All this - the refurbishment of the terminal building and creation of FBO facilities - is part of the overall three-year plan to develop SkyPark Subang in three “thrusts”.

Thrust I will include the upgraded terminal building and the FBO facilities.

Thrust II will see the creation of a regional aviation centre that includes maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, dedicated hangarage, and corporate aviation related industries.

And Thrust III will see the creation of a commercial nexus, a leisure mall that is tourism-centric revolving around an aviation theme.

The aim, says Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd, is to create a trend-setting destination that is tourism and lifestyle-centric that will cater not only to today’s discerning travellers but consumers, too.
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VistaJet air charter services to operate from SkyPark Subang
VistaJet Holding SA Signs MoU With Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd

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Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd is a concepteur, developer, manager and operator of general and corporate aviation hubs for the region. The proponents of the company have extensive experience in the rail and aviation infrastructure business. SkyPark Subang represents the company’s initiative in transforming the present Subang airport terminal into an aviation and lifestyle destination.

SkyPark Subang will feature an Air Terminal, Hangarage Complex, FBO and MRO facilities, and a Commercial Nexus. The aim is to create a trend-setting destination that is tourism lifestyle-centric and a distinction for today’s discerning travellers and consumers alike.
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Subang to become hub for corporate jets
By DERRICK VINESH



From left: Datuk Ravindran Menon, Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy and Vistajet
Holding AG Thomas Flohr looking at a model of the Subang SkyPark


LANGKAWI: Malaysians can expect a “very busy Subang airport” with a RM300mil injection to transform Terminal 3 into Asean’s biggest hub for corporate jets.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the Subang SkyPark, which would be completed by 2010, would “turn Kuala Lumpur into an internationally recognised general aviation hub.”

The 20-year-old Subang airport had excellent runway and facilities, he said in an interview yesterday.

Initially, 20 local aviation companies would take part and were expected to generate spill over benefits in logistics as well as in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, he said.

The hub was part of the Malaysian International Aerospace Centre blueprint that was launched in August 2005, Chan said.

He said Firefly and Berjaya Air would continue using Terminal 1 while Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) corporate headquarters would remain at Terminal 2.

Earlier, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak witnessed a signing ceremony for the Subang hub between MAHB and Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd.

Subang SkyPark executive director Datuk Ravindran Menon said the development of Terminal 3 would see three key thrusts in the next three years.

“We will initially spend RM30mil to upgrade infrastructure and five-star fixed base operation facilities by March.

“We will also invest RM180mil in a commercial nexus, which will include a commercial and tourism-centric leisure destination.

“Later, we will develop dedicated hangars, as well as a regional aviation centre with MRO facilities costing about RM100mil,” he said
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Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd transforms the Terminal 3 building into an ultra-modern general and corporate aviation hub. It includes upgrading the terminal, creation of regional aviation center and the establishment of a commercial nexus. Under an agreement with Malaysia Airports, Subang Skypark will serve private aviation while Malaysia Airports will serve Berjaya Air and Firefly Airlines. Subang Skypark recently signed a lease agreement with Malaysia Airports for the land in the Airport in Langkawi.

The construction works for 9000 square feet, five star executive lounges begun in February 2008. The construction works was awarded to ArcRadius Sdn Bhd. The facades are fully glazed by utilizing Siteco’s A1 MINI floodlights. Further highlight are the filigree concrete support pillars were enhanced at night with Siteco's lighting solution. The entrance was lighted up by A2 MIDI and it creates a general illumination that provides a beautiful color throughout the walk pavement.
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RM40mil facelift for Subang airport
Friday February 20, 2009
By TAN KARR WEI

THE Terminal 3 at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Subang has been given a RM40mil facelift and renamed the Skypark Subang Terminal.

Compared with its previous rundown state after the main airport shifted its operations to the KL International Airport in Sepang, the upgraded terminal now has a friendly environment with a more pleasing ambience.

Subang Skypark executive director Datuk Ravindran Menon said air travellers could look forward to a pleasant and comfortable time at the terminal.

Instead of rows of plastic chairs typically found in airport terminals, there are leather sofas dotting the centre of the terminal, giving it a classy cosy look.

"We also provide high speed WiFi services and Samsung LCD TV sets around the terminal so that passengers and patrons will be entertained," Ravindran said.

He said passengers would be spoilt for choice for both retail and F&B services, with a choice of international and local cuisine available.

Two banks have already set up operations at the terminal and a spa is in the works.

Ravindran said passengers could look forward to limousine, taxi and coach services at the terminal.

The car park opposite the terminal has been cleaned up and has more than 350 parking bays for of passengers and patrons.

"We have a 24-hour secure parking system. Security cameras are placed around the parking vicinity for safety and more lights have been installed," Ravindran said.

There are also plans for a commercial building where the car park is located.

"The commercial nexus is in the concept design stage and we are now finalising planning details.


"We see the commercial nexus as something exciting that we have in store for the passengers and residents in the vicinity.

"We are looking at a 15-month time period for the completion of the commercial nexus," Ravindran said.
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SkyPark Subang Terminal is made up of

· Skypark FBO Malaysia

· Corporate aviation facilities

· Community airline facilities

The full refurbishment works of SkyPark Subang Terminal are set to be complete by early 2009.

The new Skypark Subang Terminal has been conceived as part of the complete refurbishment and repositioning of Subang airport as both a regional hub for executive jets at Malaysia's International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) and the home to community airlines - Berjaya Air and FireFly.

Arcradius Sdn Bhd together with architect KASDA have conceived a scheme to revive the original airport by way of a complete redevelopment of the interior architecture - creating new mezzanine levels and providing substantial additional space for retail and F&B outlets together with new banking facilities, commercial offices, check-in and satellite departure facilities.

The scheme was developed to retain the existing fabric enclosure of the 150,000 square-foot terminal - by "building boxes in a box" while transforming the interior, which could no longer accommodate the new airport operational needs. The design works from the interior towards the exterior as the new internal usage takes precedent in terms of creating the commercial-like environment instead of being only an airport.

"Many new retail outlets shall be represented such as CIMB, Maybank, Pos Malaysia, Big Apple Donut, KFC, Starbucks as well as local delights including Kopi Tiam, juice bars, and an ice cream station. The new mezzanine levels will provide for office tenants such as VistaJet, Malaysia Airlines ticketing, Hawker Pacific and other aviation industry tenants," said Datuk Ravindran.

The project director and architect also worked in association with international design firm HL Design Group on the external architectural development, breathing new life into the Terminal 3 shell and marking its transition into a first class new terminal.

HL Design Group who are developing the designs for the future commercial nexus directly opposite the terminal have worked closely to create a new external envelope to the Terminal 3 building which provides a fresh new identity, hardly recognisable from the former somewhat industrial building of the 90's. The rejuvenation of the area with a focus on providing community facilities in a lifestyle environment will create a new unique destination in Subang.
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Skypark Subang Terminal - urban rejuvenation in the making

White metal cladding panels wrap the exterior shell to form a new skin whilst a large continuous canopy structure is elegantly projected from the building, part cantilevered on minimal structure. Unlike the original smaller porte corches, the new SkyPark Subang Terminal canopy runs the full length of the terminal building, providing a fully covered drop-off for passengers whether arriving by private car, public bus or taxi. The sectional form of the canopy is intended to be reminiscent of the take-off path of an aircraft and further reflects Subang SkyPark's distinctive identity.

The terminal shall be linked by elevated bridge to a new commercial nexus opposite. As such passengers ultimately shall be able to park in a new covered parking building opposite and enjoy a seamless shopping and dining experience from the moment they park their car until they check-in at the new terminal.

Martin Haeger, director of hl design group noted that the customer experience in airline travel commences from the moment one arrives at the terminal building.

"It is not just about getting on the aeroplane. The arrival and drop-off experience and the way finding through the building, the check-in and the broad range of facilities offered are all part of this experience," said Martin.

In the past decade, airports internationally have been developed and re-built all over the world, setting new standards and expectations from international travellers. It is important to recognise that any new design needs to be relevant not just on opening day, but for the next 15-20 years.

"Therefore, it must have an aesthetic which can stand the test of time. The aviation industry is the epitome of advanced technology, so the identity of this airport must reflect an image that is state-of-the-art and of its time," added Martin.
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The SkyPark's the limit at Subang
Malaysian Business, Mar 16, 2009 by Andrew Ponnampalam

TAKE A TIRED OLD AND neglected airport facility, inject vision, innovation and excellence, pump in over US$ 10 million in a year - and voila! You get a small and stylish community airport with luxury fixed-base operation (FBO) facilities for the elite. That's what is happening at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport in Subang, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Once the international gateway to Malaysia, the SAAS Airport fell into neglect and ruin after most operations were transferred to KLIA in 1998. When Malaysia Airports signed a lease-agreement with Skypark, it marked the beginning of a major transformation that is attracting the attention of high-flyers and investors from across the region. The much-awaited SkyPark Subang Terminal and Fixed Base Operations facility (Skypark FBO Malaysia) were given the thumbs-up by International Civil Aviation Organisation council president Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez during a technical site-survey visit of the airport. It is currently in the final stages of its interior refurbishment. His verdict was illuminating. `I am impressed. SkyPark Subang Terminal is heading for glory as a destination discerning travellers would enjoy. In particular, SkyPark FBO Malaysia is one of the finest and largest that I have seen for a fixed-base operation,' Gonzalez declared.

Malaysia Airports Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Datuk Mahat Samah says this initial success of VistaJet is a harbinger of greater things to come. Awarded a 59-year lease by Malaysia Airports to redevelop the old facilities, SkyPark Subang's refurbishment of Terminal Three is part of a three-year overall design where RM350 million in three key thrusts is being invested to transform it into the region's largest general and corporate aviation hub. Thrust 1 will include the Skypark mandated upgrade of terminal-building infrastructure and the development of the five- star FBO facilities; work on this phase is already well underway and is slated for completion this year. Thrust 2 will see the creation of a Regional Aviation Centre, including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, dedicated hangarage and corporate- aviation related industries; and Thrust 3 will see the creation of a Commercial Nexus, a leisure mall with an aviation theme.

SkyPark Subang Terminal itself is made up of three distinct components: the stylish new community airport, corporate aviation facilities, and the luxurious large FBO. Firstly, the imaginative and impressive new external architecture of the community airport will encase full airport facilities as well as numerous retail outlets. Along with Pos Malaysia, leading Malaysian banks CIMB and Maybank have already commenced operations. International chains such as KFC, Starbucks and Big Apple Donut are joining local favourite Kopi Tiam, juice bars, and an ice-cream station. Berjaya Air, AirAsia and Firefly have prominent ground-floor positions, while the new mezzanine levels will provide strategic and convenient space for office tenants such as VistaJet, Malaysia Airlines ticketing, Hawker Pacific and other aviation industry tenants.

Secondly, SkyPark is developing comprehensive corporate aviation facilities that are aimed at making it the regional hub for executive jets as part of Malaysia's International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) in Subang. Established operators such as D'Nest are already providing hangar and maintenance services for a fleet of sleek executive jets owned by the country's elite, and regional owners of private jets are also looking at this site as a safe, secure and cost-efficient location to house their personal and corporate luxury aircraft. The sophisticated aircraft of world-renowned corporate leaders and royalty have been seen taking off and landing at this secluded location, the perimeters of which are discreetly and soothingly shrouded in lush greenery.

It is the luxurious SkyPark FBO Malaysia, however, that is making waves in regional and even international circles. Asia's high- flyers can now travel to any destination around the world in absolute confidence, convenience, comfort and privacy with Europe's leading executive air- charter company, VistaJet SA. Said to be the largest and fastest-growing business-jet service and solutions providers in the world, VistaJet International set up its Asian hub by stationing two corporate jets at SkyPark FBO Malaysia - a Bombardier Challenger 605 jet and a Challenger 850 aircraft enabling clients to travel to any destination on their own schedules. It has since added a brand-new Learjet 60 XR to its Asia- Pacific fleet, and more are said to be on the way

As VistaJet International Chief Commercial Officer Eric Weisskopf tells Malaysian Business, `Following the successful take-up of our business-jet travel services here in Malaysia and the region, we have added on the Learjet 60 XR to meet demand, especially for short- haul flights within the Asean region.' The state-of-the art aircraft is capable of suavely transporting six passengers and represents one of the quickest modes of business-jet travel for short-haul destinations. It also represents one of the most economical and efficient business jets for today's competitive environment.
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RM300m to transform Terminal 3

The proposed transformation of Terminal 3 will regain Subang airport's prominence and long-established name on the global aviation map, says Subang Skypark

SUBANG Skypark Sdn Bhd plans to pump in RM300 million to transform Terminal 3 of the Subang airport into an ultra-modern general and corporate aviation hub.

Executive director Datuk Ravindran Menon said the transformation work, to be conducted in stages, is scheduled to be fully completed within three years.

Part of the Malaysian International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) project, the transformation comprises three key thrusts.

The first thrust will focus on infrastructure upgrade and five-star fixed base operation (FBO) facilities.

The second will see the creation of a regional aviation centre, including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, dedicated hangarage and corporate aviation-related industries.

In the third thrust, a commercial nexus will be created, making it a commercial and tourism-centric leisure destination.

Work on the infrastructure upgrade and five-star FBO facilities is expected to start between this month and March next year, and to be completed in six months.

"We will be able to complete the transformation work fast in this phase because Terminal 3 is already a functional terminal. The infrastructure is already there.

"The proposed redevelopment and transformation of the terminal will regain Subang's prominence and long-established name on the global aviation map," Ravindran said after signing a 59-year lease agreement, via Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, with the government for 10ha in the Subang airport in Langkawi yesterday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy witnessed the signing.

Signing for Subang Skypark were Ravindran and director Aisamar Kadil Mydin Syed Marikiah, while Malaysia Airports was represented by its chairman Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman and managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.

Ravindran also pointed out that the corporate aviation market, of which 60 per cent still comes from the US and Europe, is developing fast in Asia.

Currently, only Singapore and Hong Kong operate one-stop centres catering for private jets in this part of the world.

Ravindran is optimistic that Terminal 3, despite being a late entrant in the private jet market in the region, will be able to compete with Singapore and Hong Kong.

"Our competitive advantage is, we have the luxury of space.

"Land in Singapore and Hong Kong is an issue and they might have problems in expanding their operations. We hope to capitalise on this. With bigger space, we can accommodate more aircraft," he said.

Subang Skypark, jointly owned by Anggun Intelek Pvt Ltd and Ara Corp, is a concepteur, developer, manager and operator of general and corporate aviation hubs.

Under the arrangement with Malaysia Airports, the airport operator will continue to manage operations at Terminal 3 serving Firefly and Berjaya Air, while Subang Skypark will be in charge of the private jet centre.
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SkyPark Subang Terminal is made up of

· Skypark FBO Malaysia

· Corporate aviation facilities

· Community airline facilities

The full refurbishment works of SkyPark Subang Terminal are set to be complete by early 2009.

The new Skypark Subang Terminal has been conceived as part of the complete refurbishment and repositioning of Subang airport as both a regional hub for executive jets at Malaysia's International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) and the home to community airlines - Berjaya Air and FireFly.

Arcradius Sdn Bhd together with architect KASDA have conceived a scheme to revive the original airport by way of a complete redevelopment of the interior architecture - creating new mezzanine levels and providing substantial additional space for retail and F&B outlets together with new banking facilities, commercial offices, check-in and satellite departure facilities.

The scheme was developed to retain the existing fabric enclosure of the 150,000 square-foot terminal - by "building boxes in a box" while transforming the interior, which could no longer accommodate the new airport operational needs. The design works from the interior towards the exterior as the new internal usage takes precedent in terms of creating the commercial-like environment instead of being only an airport.

"Many new retail outlets shall be represented such as CIMB, Maybank, Pos Malaysia, Big Apple Donut, KFC, Starbucks as well as local delights including Kopi Tiam, juice bars, and an ice cream station. The new mezzanine levels will provide for office tenants such as VistaJet, Malaysia Airlines ticketing, Hawker Pacific and other aviation industry tenants," said Datuk Ravindran.

The project director and architect also worked in association with international design firm HL Design Group on the external architectural development, breathing new life into the Terminal 3 shell and marking its transition into a first class new terminal.

HL Design Group who are developing the designs for the future commercial nexus directly opposite the terminal have worked closely to create a new external envelope to the Terminal 3 building which provides a fresh new identity, hardly recognisable from the former somewhat industrial building of the 90's. The rejuvenation of the area with a focus on providing community facilities in a lifestyle environment will create a new unique destination in Subang.
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People & Places: The high life
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Source: http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/lifes...high-life.html

A celebration of the art of luxury travel

Purveyors of luxury travel Louis Vuitton and Swiss-based corporate jet provider VistaJet have one very important thing in common. In a world where air travel has been transformed from a privilege to an inconvenience, the two brands are unique in their ability to rightfully celebrate the dying art of luxury travel.

Last week, they combined forces to host a lavish soiree that introduced VistaJet to a group of KL’s most discerning movers and shakers and showcased some of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic travel pieces.

The event was held in the lush surroundings of SkyPark Subang, Southeast Asia’s premier hub for corporate and private aviation and VistaJet’s exclusive fixed base operator (FBO) in Malaysia. The lounge in SkyPark Subang is one of the more personal and luxurious ones around. While it offers everything that a full fare airline lounge would, its small and intimate design makes it very cosy.

The host of the evening Adrien Chazottes, Asia-Pacific vice-president of VistaJet International, made things even more welcoming by standing at the door and greeting his guests with a flute of champagne in his hand and a warm smile. He was joined by Datuk Ravindran Menon, SkyPark Subang’s charismatic executive director. The guests they welcomed were a cross-section of Malaysia’s corporate power players, including Mastercard Worldwide’s vice-president and senior country manager for Malaysia and Brunei Jim Cheah, Naza Group’s S M Faisal Tan Sri S M Nasimuddin, fashion mogul Datuk Farah Khan, managing director of Riche Monde Malaysia Frederick Noyere and the Spanish Ambassador to Malaysia José Ramón Barañano Fernandez and his wife Ana Garcia.

When Chazottes addressed the 100-strong crowd, he expressed VistaJet’s deep interest in the Malaysian market, which he said has tremendous potential for growth. “Our belief in Malaysia is amplified by our decision to place VistaJet’s hub here, serving the Asian network. The country’s strategic location and business environment are key to our expansion in and business goals for the region.”

As the adage goes, seeing is believing. So, VistaJet parked one of its Learjets on the tarmac for guests to view at leisure. The comfortable six-seater is one of the most popular aircraft in VistaJet’s fleet.

Each VistaJet plane, no matter what its capacity, is liveried and retrofitted in exactly the same way — the outside is painted a soft gunmetal grey with a subtle red logo on the wings. The interior features cream leather seats and matching cream carpets, with a red Hermes shawl and red Egyptian cotton pillows strewn about. From the oohs and aahs heard in the well-appointed Learjet, it was clear that it had everyone’s stamp of approval.

Adequately inspired, the guests then made their way to a special room, completely transformed into a display area for Louis Vuitton. Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has been a trusted companion of travellers and has defined luxury travel by offering products that are not only relevant and but also fulfil the needs of the discerning nomad.

Louis Vuitton displayed many special products that evening and also presented The Art of Packing — an informative session where a Louis Vuitton representative spoke to guests on the fine art of packing.

Most of the guests were keen on finding out how VistaJet operates, especially since it is the only corporate aviation company to provide flight solutions in Asia-Pacific. According to Chazottes, you can either book a plane on demand — the most popular option so far — or utilise their frequent flyer programme of sorts. This means pre-buying several hundred hours of flight time that works out to a payment that is both lower than an on-demand hourly fee and leasing your own aircraft. But if you are keen on owning a VistaJet plane, you can still do so with their ownership programme — VistaJet will pay you a monthly leaseback based on usage commitment. There are no fixed costs, maintenance expenses or monthly management fees; you would only pay a very low hourly fee.

Exactly a year ago on Labour Day, VistaJet had invited Options and other members of the press to preview the company’s exceptional service and visit the SkyPark Subang lounge. A year later, it is clear that the plans they spoke of so ambitiously are coming to fruition. Terminal 3 is undergoing a gradual facelift and a brand new highway has already been built in front of it, allowing easier access to the building. Groundwork for the commercial nexus that is part of the RM300 million masterplan has already begun. According to Ravindran, the hangarage complex will be ready in a matter of months.

This was part of the chit-chat that went on well into the early hours of the morning as the following day was a public holiday. Clearly, the guests were more than happy to indulge in the high life that VistaJet and Louis Vuitton are famous for.
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Shuttle bus services to ply Skypark
2010/02/26 Dawn Chan



The 120-inch flight information display system plots the location of
aircraft flying to and from Skypark Terminal. — Picture by S.Sugumaran


SUBANG JAYA: Access to the Skypark Terminal will be made even easier following plans to introduce shuttle bus services before middle of the year.

Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Janardhanan Gopala Krishnan said the shuttle bus services would ferry passengers to and from the Kelana Jaya LRT station and KL Sentral to Skypark Terminal.

"Currently, transportation into Skypark Terminal is limited to private vehicles and taxis. With the shuttle bus services, the connectivity of the public into this area will be eased," he said.

Janardhanan said Skypark Terminal will also propose to the Transport Ministry for the KTM commuter service line to be extended into Commercial Nexus, a mixed development project under the company that will be constructed opposite the terminal.

"We want the line to be extended from Subang Jaya and the trains will go directly into the Commercial Nexus building, thus, providing our passengers a seamless mode of transportation into Skypark Terminal.

"Subject to approval, we hope to have the KTM service up and running in the next 15 to 18 months. We also hope the extension could be done up to Sungai Buloh too," he said.

Janardhanan added they are holding continuous talks with Rapid KL on the possibility of providing bus services in the area.

The Commercial Lexus, estimated to be developed at a cost of RM150 million, is currently in the final stage of its concept design.

The project offers leisure experience to visitors and will include an aviation museum.

"We want to change the mindset that Skypark Terminal is the place where passengers catch flights, or pick up and drop off passengers. The Commercial Nexus is also geared towards providing an alternative leisure experience to people who live and work around the area," he said.

He was speaking after a media tour of the RM40 million Skypark Terminal yesterday.

The latest food and beverage outlets at the Skypark Terminal are McDonald's and Subway, said Janardhanan. Other outlets include Sakura Cafe and Cuisine, Big Apple Donuts and Coffee, Starbucks, 1901 Hotdogs, Pinos, Aero Cafe and Warong Desa Paku.

The unique attraction at the Skypark Terminal is a 120-inch flight information display system, the first of its kind in a Malaysian airport.

Placed at the lobby, the system displays a map that provides passengers real time information complete with a map that plots the location of aircraft flying to and from Skypark Terminal.

The system also has two 42-inch screens that display flight arrival and departure information.
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