Trump Org Has Deal With Airport That Sends Flight Crews To His Scotland Golf Club

on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland.
AYR, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Trump Organization entered into an agreement with a Scottish airport in 2014 to increase traffic to his Turnberry golf resort, The New York Times reported.

In exchange for helping to drive more air traffic to the airport, the Glasgow Prestwick Airport agreed to add the Trump golf club to its list of hotels that it regularly sends aircrews to for accommodations, according to Scottish Freedom of Information documents obtained by the Times. The Trump Turnberry hotel is 20 miles away from the airport and one of the priciest on Glasgow’s accommodations list, according to the Times.

The Department of Defense and Glasgow officials confirmed to the Times on Monday that the U.S. Air Force also has an agreement with the airport– Glasgow provides the Air Force with its necessary refueling services and also helps making arrangements for the aircrews to stay at nearby hotels.

According to a new report in Politico Monday evening, Air Force crew members have stayed the night at President Trump’s Turnberry resort at least four times in the past year.

Both the Times and Politico’s reports come in contrast with President Trump’s denials that he was involved in any decision to house the military personnel at his resort.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: