Dundee Airport becomes golfing mecca

Dundee Airport becomes golfing mecca as airfield hosts jets from around the world

Dundee Airport has been transformed into a golfing mecca this week with more than 120 private jets flying in and out of the city’s airport, making it the busiest week ever in terms of aircraft movements.

As the region gears up to host the Alfred Dunhill Championship from 1 – 4 October, Dundee’s airport is expecting to welcome hundreds of people attending the Championship, including players and corporate guests from around the world.

Derrick Lang, Dundee Airport Manager said: “This is shaping up to be a particularly busy week for Dundee Airport with more than 60 private jets already confirmed, and many more likely to arrive. Sunday will be extremely busy for our operational team, possibly the busiest day ever, as the Championship closes and our guests depart.

“The volume of traffic illustrates the important role that Dundee plays as a hub for commercial aircraft and, in particular, for golf tourism, which is hugely beneficial for the local and national economy. The airport is ideally located close to some of Scotland’s world famous courses and because of its location close to the city centre, it offers a fast, seamless service for visitors and players arriving for major golf events.

“It’s a busy, challenging week for the team at Dundee Airport, much busier than the recent Open Championship, but it’s also exciting to welcome visitors from around the world. Events like this really put Dundee Airport on the map as a hub for private aviation.”

With more than 37,000 flights a year, many of them general aviation and training flights, Dundee is the busiest airfield in the HIAL group.