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New Details Emerge on Deals Between Scottish Airport and Trump Property, U.S. Military

HeadlineSep 10, 2019

The New York Times is reporting Trump has a deal with Scotland’s Prestwick Airport since 2014 to help increase air traffic at the struggling airport in exchange for sending flight crews to his Turnberry resort, some 20 miles away. The U.S. Air Force meanwhile struck a separate deal with Prestwick Airport to refuel military planes and help arrange local hotel accommodations for flight crews. This arrangement reportedly led to a seven-person Air Force crew en route to Kuwait staying at the Trump Turnberry in March. Stops by U.S. military planes at Prestwick soared in recent years. According to Politico, there were 95 stops and 40 overnights in 2015; that number had jumped to 180 stops with 116 overnights in 2017, and rose to 257 stops with 208 overnights last year. So far this year, 259 stops were recorded, which included 220 overnight stays. It’s still unclear how many of the overnights were at Trump Turnberry.

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