Excitement builds as private jets fly in for the tournament
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.