Luxury helicopter service for Koh Rong

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Luxury helicopter service for Koh Rong

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:14 pm

Cambodia will see its first Bell Helicopter introduced into the luxury tourism market by the first quarter of 2017 after the Texas-based aerospace manufacturer inked a $1.3 million deal with a private operator set to fly well-heeled tourists to a resort under development on Koh Rong, an island off the Kingdom’s southern coast.

Representatives of Bell said yesterday that the company signed a letter of intent earlier this month for the sale of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter to VIP Jets. The Bangkok-based company is headed by Swiss-Thai businessman Luzi Matzig, who has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Kith Meng’s The Royal Group to develop the high-end Royal Sands resort on Koh Rong.

The helicopter will be operated by Helicopter Cambodia, an aviation charter company that Royal Group acquired a stake in about 18 months ago, according to its chief executive, Kevin Treloar.

He said that the aircraft would be used to increase access to the $40 million resort development, which is located about 25 kilometres from Sihanoukville in the Gulf of Thailand.

“This will be the first helicopter dedicated for a resort and the first based on the southern coast, and will be used primarily to carry passengers to the Royal Sands,” Treloar said...
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/c ... e-koh-rong
So the resort will be up and running in the first quarter of 2017 ? Anyone know about the progress out there ?
Oh, just realised that that's the same group that hasn't yet built their boat piers...
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Post by Kuroneko » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:10 pm

Anchor Moy wrote: So the resort will be up and running in the first quarter of 2017 ?
What could possibly Koh Rong :D

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Post by kiwiincambodia » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:21 pm

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Post by bolueeleh » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:09 pm

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:31 pm

i had some guy at the pier the other week say i could travel to PP via private helicopter...
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Post by cptrelentless » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:16 pm

They're having a big debate about who owns what on Koh Rong, so really sweet FA is happening now. Apparently they will review all titles and anyone who has a deed pre 2008 and lives on it should be ok to stay. Which means until all that faff is done he can't go round bulldozing people's coconut trees and hacking chunks out of the mountain. So the Sok San bit with bungalows should be ok, jury's still out on the surrounding infrastructure. And then there's the recent beach obsession, that's another whole can of worms on the island.
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Re: Luxury helicopter service for Koh Rong

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:43 pm

cptrelentless wrote:They're having a big debate about who owns what on Koh Rong, so really sweet FA is happening now. Apparently they will review all titles and anyone who has a deed pre 2008 and lives on it should be ok to stay. Which means until all that faff is done he can't go round bulldozing people's coconut trees and hacking chunks out of the mountain. So the Sok San bit with bungalows should be ok, jury's still out on the surrounding infrastructure. And then there's the recent beach obsession, that's another whole can of worms on the island.
Well, at least they've got the helicopter sorted ...
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Post by SinnSisamouth » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:43 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:i had some guy at the pier the other week say i could travel to PP via private helicopter...
you can

I think it is based at sokha beach resort
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Re: Luxury helicopter service for Koh Rong

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:23 pm

SinnSisamouth wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:i had some guy at the pier the other week say i could travel to PP via private helicopter...
you can

I think it is based at sokha beach resort
Probably. Quite often see helicopters flying in that direction late morning. I always assumed that it was for lunch.
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