Trump Turnberry owner Donald Trump has signed a partnership agreement with Prestwick Airport which will help service the Carrick resort.
The airport, which was bought over by the Scottish Government last year will serve as a base for Trump’s aircraft operations including his private Boeing 757 and Sikorsky 76b helicopter.
Trump predicted that the link-up will see hundreds of flights a year come to Prestwick.
“We are going to have planes coming in from New York and all over, very high-level planes like Gulf Streams and Bombardiers.
“We are going to have a lot of private aircraft flying in, groups or individuals. We expect to be using the airport quite a bit.
“We are going to make this really successful. You are going to get a lot of business.”
Upon arriving at the airport, the Trump organisation and the airport will offer transfers to Trump Turnberry via helicopter, executive cars or private hire.
South Ayrshire Council leader Bill McIntosh hailed the deal.
“This is a positive development for both Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Trump Turnberry and further enhances Ayrshire’s position as a fabulous golfing and tourism destination.”
Iain Cochrane, CEO of Prestwick Airport said: “We are very excited to be working closely with the Trump organisation going forward and are delighted that Prestwick has been chosen to be the European base for the Trump Sikorsky helicopter.
“Forging a new partnership between the airport and the Trump organisation will undoubtedly be mutually beneficial to both parties, however it will also bring significant opportunities for the region as more inbound visitors travel to Trump Turnberry.”