A request was made to Yu Lounge two days prior to his arrival on the night of 2 to 3 August 2016. Showkutally Soodhun travel by private jet last August returns on the carpet again.
Sunday Times is in the presence of a series of correspondence exchanged from July 31 to August 1 2016 between South African Company Aurora Aviation and the YU Lounge Private Terminal. These mail exchanges, two days before the return of Deputy Prime Minister in Mauritius, make clear mention of ‘ground handling services’ for landing private jet Gulfstream G450 on the night of 2 to 3 August through diplomatic channels. This therefore casts doubt on this luxurious travel by Showkutally Soodhun. He hinted that this trip was not planned and he had to return home urgently concerning his health conditions.
The first email was sent by Aurora Aviation to YU Lounge Private Terminal on July 31 2016. In this correspondence, the Aurora company makes a request for assistance services for the flight of a Gulfstream G450, with its five crew members and a passenger, and operated by the ‘Sky Prime Aviation Services’. The landing of the flight is scheduled on the night of 2 to 3 August 2016. The facilities that are required are, among others:
- Full credit ground handling services;
- Full credit & airport landing fees;
- Crew hotel options;
- Crew transportation to / from hotel (TBA)
- Arranges custom and immigration Formalities.
The email also mentions that ‘landing permit’ must be made through diplomatic channels. Another email was subsequently sent to YU Lounge with specific details about the crew, passenger, who is none other than Showkutally Soodhun (holder of a diplomatic passport), and details of the flight. The purpose of the flight is to ‘drop off passenger’, according to the email. The YU Lounge is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits from the ‘Prime Minister’s Office’ (PMO) before the flight HZSK5 G450 from King Abdulaziz International Airport will land at the airport SSR in the night of 2 to 3 August.