Flying in to Carnoustie Country

Published on Monday 9 July 2018

As excitement continues to build towards tee off at the 147th Open at Carnoustie, Dundee Airport reports there will be a 25% increase in visitors arriving in the area by aircraft for the event.

Travellers emerging through airport arrivals alongside the River Tay are left in no doubt about the warm welcome awaits them in Carnoustie Country during the premier sporting event. Alison Smith, the Head of our Business Angus team, met with Dundee Airport Manager Derek Laing, with The Open Championship just over a week away and both golf fans and players beginning to arrive.

We're Open Ready

Alison said: “Dundee Airport is a gateway to Carnoustie Country, which is why we are promoting the area’s 34 fantastic golf courses and all that awaits our visitors. Carnoustie Country is the perfect golf destination and Angus is a great place to play, stay, eat and explore. We hope our visitors return again after enjoying The Open and everything else that the area has to offer.”

Our business team is working with local businesses to ensure they are Open Ready for the 147th Open at Carnoustie and the influx of more than 170,000 visitors to our area. Hosting The Open at Carnoustie is set to provide a £70 million boost to the local economy.

Derek said: “Dundee Airport is one of those businesses geared to providing a warm welcome.  It will experience a 25% increase in visitors during the week of The Open and are already witnessing a day-to-day increase in the numbers of private aircraft coming in."