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Turnberry owner Donald Trump signs Prestwick deal for jet

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Image caption Donald Trump announced the deal during a visit to Prestwick

US tycoon Donald Trump has signed a partnership deal with Prestwick Airport to use it as a Scottish base for his private jet and helicopter.

The billionaire bought the nearby Turnberry course and hotel in Ayrshire for an undisclosed sum in April.

Mr Trump said he expected hundreds of extra international flights each year to Prestwick following completion of Turnberry's £250m revamp.

The partnership deal does not involve Mr Trump investing in Prestwick.

The Scottish government bought the struggling airport for £1 last year in a bid to save it from closure.

Image caption The Scottish government acquired Prestwick Airport for £1 last year in a bid to save it from closure

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