Ex­cite­ment builds as pri­vate jets fly in for the tour­na­ment

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

More than 170,000 golf fans, the world’s me­dia and of course the play­ers them­selves will be de­scend­ing on Carnoustie over the next few days, as ex­cite­ment mounts for The Open next week.

For the for­tu­nate few who ar­rive by pri­vate jet, Dundee is the clos­est air­port and staff have been gear­ing up for an es­ti­mated 80 to 100 air­craft move­ments over the tour­na­ment week.

It means a busy week ahead for ground crews, han­dling and air traf­fic con­trol. Dur­ing the Al­fred Dun­hill Links Cham­pi­onship in 2016, there were 15 pri­vate jets sit­ting on the apron at one point, with a com­bined value of around £500 mil­lion.

Der­rick Lang, Dundee Air­port man­ager said: We are proud to play our part in mak­ing vis­i­tors feel wel­come to this beau­ti­ful part of Scot­land, and the air­port team love to meet our cus­tomers coming for the event.”

Three pri­vate jets ar­rived at Dundee Air­port on Wed­nes­day.

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