The Open Championship Soars To New Heights After New Partnership With NetJets

As the 152nd Open Tournament approaches, hosts R&A have announced their partnership with private jet provider, NetJets, as the official transport provider for the competition. Founded in 1964 as Executive Jet Airways, NetJets has consistently set and exceeded industry standards, becoming synonymous with safety, service, and sophistication. Today, NetJets, now part of the Berkshire Hathaway company, boasts the largest and most diverse private jet fleet globally, offering a comprehensive suite of travel solutions tailored to the needs of discerning travellers. This unparalleled legacy of luxury travel makes NetJets the perfect transport partner for this year’s Open Championship, golf’s oldest and most prestigious competition. 

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NetJets’ longstanding affiliation with golf reaches back to 2014 when it became the Official Private Jet Provider of the PGA TOUR®. The six-year agreement showcases NetJets’ commitment to enhancing the golfing experience for enthusiasts and professionals. Through these exclusive partnerships and a fleet of over 900 aircraft worldwide, NetJets has solidified its position as the go-to aviation provider for golf’s elite, offering unparalleled access to premier tournaments and exclusive experiences.

Since then, the aviation giant has sponsored over 50 professional golfers, including eight of the last ten Open champions, reaffirming its role as a key player in the global golfing community. With a catalogue of state-of-the-art aircraft fitted with plush interiors, cutting-edge avionics, and spacious cabins, players are ensured to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and ready to compete at the highest level. Moreover, NetJets’ dedication to privacy and security provides peace of mind to athletes who value discretion. With flights identifiable only by tail numbers, NetJets offers essential confidentiality for high-profile individuals, allowing them to travel discreetly and focus on their performance without distractions.

This landmark collaboration, set to commence ahead of the 152nd Open from July 14th to 21st at Royal Troon, underscores NetJets’ dedication to elevating the golfing experience in Europe and beyond. At the heart of this partnership lies a shared dedication to golfing excellence and a commitment to providing unparalleled experiences, with NetJets’ signature blend of sophistication, reliability, and personalised service to the world’s most prestigious golf tournament. For NetJets President Patrick Gallagher, this collaboration symbolises a shared commitment to maintaining the highest standards in travel for the world’s top-performing golfers. Gallagher emphasises that the partnership will not only enhance the experience for NetJets owners but also underscore the brand’s rich history and impeccable reputation. Equally, Neil Armit, Chief Commercial Officer at the R&A, echoes this sentiment by expressing his excitement about the synergies between NetJets’ global leadership in aviation and the R&A’s vision for the future of golf. In fact, Armit theorises that this partnership will benefit players competing in The Open and contribute to the continued growth and success of the sport.

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Looking ahead, the six-year agreement between NetJets and the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions as the Official Private Jet Provider through 2028 underscores the company’s long-term commitment to supporting the world of professional golf. With an emphasis on exceptional flights, marketing support, and charitable contributions, this partnership reaffirms NetJets’ devotion to advancing the game of golf and enhancing the overall travel experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

As The 152nd Open approaches, the partnership between NetJets and the R&A heralds a new era of luxury travel and elite sporting experiences. With NetJets at the helm, players, officials, and guests can rest assured that they will receive nothing but the best, allowing them to focus on what truly matters: the pursuit of excellence on the golf course. With a legacy of innovation, service, and unparalleled access, NetJets continues to soar to new heights, setting the standard for private aviation and luxury travel worldwide.