Yu Lounge, a private aviation terminal brand owned and operated by the Veling Hospitality Group, opened a nearly 20,000-sq-ft (1,800 sq m) hangar at Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport on May 6, completing a two-year-long construction project.
The new $3 million hangar can accommodate four Dassault Falcon 900s or a pair of Bombardier Global 5000s at the same time, the company said. “Private jet arrivals in Mauritius have witnessed a constant growth with around 200 to 300 jets arriving annually,” said Nirvan Veersamy, Veling Group co-founder and managing director. “The hangar is designed to support this fast-growing aviation industry and to efficiently meet the maintenance and safety requirements of business jet owners. We have raised the bar on innovation and customer service, which places Mauritius ahead of the other airports available in the region.”
Yu Lounge provides luxury lounge services for both private and commercial passengers at Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean that is part of Africa, and at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. SSR International has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and is also home to the country's national airline, Air Mauritius.