After a near 70-year absence Northern Ireland is ready to once again host the British Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim from 18th to 21st July 2019. Situated only a 40-minute car journey from the venue, Belfast International is the closest 24/7 international airport. As the premier FBO at EGA | BFS, Jet Assist are ready to welcome the global business aviation community and their passengers as they head to the third golf major of the year.
With Northern Ireland not having been on the Open rota for so long, Belfast may not be a location that some operators have visited recently. With this in mind, the past few months have seen Jet Assist ramp up their preparations ahead of the event to ensure they are ready to support every aspect of an operator’s trip through EGAA/BFS. The experienced Jet Assist team are always on hand to work with operators with their pre-trip planning as well as during their actual operations.
With a recent refurbishment of their crew and passenger facilities, the launch of a GA dedicated 11,000 USG and the only in-FBO security suite in Ireland, Jet Assist are uniquely positioned to provide the holistic service required to anticipate and meet every operator’s needs.
Chairman Stanley Edgar who purchased Jet Assist from the previous owners in June 2018, said “Each of our enhancements have been planned and delivered to meet the needs of our customers. We are always listening to our customers to understand their current requirements and to anticipate their future needs, it is what drives us forward.”
Alongside the long term benefits that are in place, the Jet Assist team have numerous event specific arrangements prepared including a strategic partnership with UK based SaxonAir, a member of the Klyne Aviation Group, to provide helicopter transfers to and from the venue – offering passengers the fastest options from runway to fairway.
Pre-booked hotel rooms in Belfast city centre will provide air crews with the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have somewhere to stay during their visit. The Jet Assist team are on hand to support operators as they begin to plan their trips into Belfast International ahead of the 148th Open Championship.