The 146th Open Royal Birkdale 

16th – 23rd July 2017 

Golf’s biggest stars will travel to Royal Birkdale in the quest to become Champion Golfer of the Year and lift the Claret Jug in July 2017.  The Open is the one they all want to win. The return of The Open to Royal Birkdale will see one of the great occasions in world sport taking place on the Lancashire coastline providing a unique and memorable atmosphere for spectators.

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The stunning coastal resort of Southport is host to the finest links courses in England. This is the home of Royal Birkdale, for many golfers, quite simply, the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship.


Experience all the drama and excitement of The Open as the world’s best players face the unrelenting challenge of links golf to become the Champion Golfer of the Year. We promise a celebration of golf, bringing together fans of all ages.


Enhance the way you travel and maximise your time.

  1. Private jet charter is a quick and efficient way to travel. You eliminate all the things that frustrate you about flying on commercial airlines.
  2. With a  private jet charter flight you can experience a stress free way to travel.
  3. Get rid of constant delays, cancellations and lost luggage.
  4. Private jet charter allows you to choose your own schedule, 20 minute check in, minimal bag restrictions, fast track security screening, pre cleared passports, choice of aircraft and gourmet catering.
  5. Enjoy the privacy, convenience and enhanced security that travelling by private jet provides.

There are over 1,500 private jets on our database that we search, and we select the best aircraft that suits your requirements. The fact that we work with so many of the finest private jet operators allows us to view your aircraft before you charter it.This makes us different to the normal charter broker, who do not get access to the aircraft, before you fly on it.


Royal Birkdale is located on a rolling links landscape near the Lancashire town of Southport, 20 miles north of Liverpool City Centre.


Royal Birkdale, Southport is served by a number of international and local airports. Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester are both about a 50 minute drive from the golf course. Other airports include Blackpool (1 hour) and Leeds (75 minute) 

1) LIVERPOOL AIRPORT –  Open 08:30-19:30 

2) MANCHESTER AIRPORT  06:00 – 22:00 (24hr on request)

Passenger Lounge

Passenger Lounge

3) BLACKPOOL AIRPORT Open from 07:00 – 21:00 


Blackpool Airport passenger lounge


The average travel time to get to Royal Birkdale is 3 hours 30 minutes from anywhere in the UK, compared to 45 minutes by private jet or one hour thirty minutes by helicopter. Not only do you save time by flying private you also avoid the threat of delays and cancellations on the train and any road works and slow moving traffic on the motorways.


Our top 3 aircraft for private jet charter to the Open;

1. Citation Mustang – A very light jet that seats up to four people in a cabin similar to a luxury car. It’s the cost effective way to charter a private jet to The Open. The Citation Mustang provides seating for four passengers. The jet has a range of up to 1,350nm; it is suited for short trips in Europe. No other lightweight jet is as generous with its cabin size allowing passengers to stretch their legs and relax.

Limited space to move and for luggage

Limited space to move and for luggage

On top of this the advanced soundproofing it employs, provides passengers with a quiet environment in which to work. As the first in a new generation of entry-level business aircraft, the Mustang offers the state-of-the-art advantages of a jet, but at a price lower than any existing jet or even turboprop aircraft. Its maximum flying altitude of 41,000 feet takes it well above most weather conditions and commercial traffic, ensuring the smoothest of rides.



  • Biggin Hill – Manchester from £3,500   45 minutes
  • Edinburgh – Manchester from £7,000  48 minutes
  • Cardiff – Manchester from £5,500          39 minutes


Citation XL/XLS interior


2. Citation XLS – The super light Citation XLS is one of the most popular aircraft for charter. Clients love the stand up cabin and ample luggage space. The Citation XLS is one of the world’s most popular business jets. With a luxurious seating capacity of eight or nine passengers and an excellent short field performance the Citation XLS is the perfect mid-size aircraft for flights around Europe and Northern Africa.

It has one of the largest cabins and spacious luggage capacities in its class making it perfect for both business and leisure travel. The XLS is luxuriously configured with a refreshment centre including a fully stocked bar and an enclosed private wash-room located at the rear of the aircraft. The advanced noise insulation ensures your flighty is peaceful, whilst the mid size cabin provides ample capacity and stand-up room for up to eight passengers.


110V Outlet, AirShow, Dishware, Enclosed lavatory, Flight phone, Freon air conditioning, Glassware, Ice bin, Lavatory, Lavatory sink, Leather seats, Microwave oven, Satellite phone, Smoking allowed.


  • Biggin Hill – Manchester from £5,600     46 minutes
  • Edinburgh – Manchester from £10,500  45 minutes
  • Cardiff – Manchester from £8,995             29 minutes


3. Challenger 850 – If you’re looking for a spacious and comfortable aircraft for your flight to The Open then the Challenger 850 is the ideal jet for your charter. The Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft was created to challenge convention and establish a new class of business aircraft. In doing so, the jet has excelled in every way, setting the standard for reliability, dependability and value in its class.

Expansive and versatile, it provides the flexibility to deliver customized solutions for any corporate requirement. Non-stop service effortlessly sustains business as usual, but also enables incomparable relaxation in a cabin with virtually the same amount of space found on an ultra-long-range aircraft.


Wide spacious cabin of the Challenger 850

Secure in the knowledge that Challenger 850 aircraft engines are among the most tested and reliable in business aviation today, passengers can relax and enjoy a complete suite of in-flight entertainment capabilities or leverage state-of-the-art business communication technology.

An expansive interior. Efficiently productive. Prepare yourself for an aircraft that provides a new frame of reference by challenging the common wisdom that it’s best to stay grounded. It just feels right to soar above the competition. The Challenger 850 jet delivers trans-continental ease with a non-stop range of 2,811 nautical miles (5,206 km). Its brisk, high-speed cruise of Mach 0.80 can handle the most time-sensitive schedules. Its tried-and-true airframe has been proven in over six million hours of steadfast commercial service.

With this jet’s rugged airliner engines, stringently designed safety systems and outstanding dispatch and performance reliability, you’ll see that the Challenger 850 aircraft is both a smart and exciting choice.



  • Biggin Hill – Manchester from £16,995  44 minutes
  • Edinburgh – Manchester from 18,495    45 minutes
  • Cardiff – Manchester from £16,700        40 minutes



A helicopter charter flight to The Open will allow you to depart from and arrive closer to the venue. Falcona have a variety of twin-engine aircraft suitable for flying you and friends directly to Southport. Closer to the time Falcona will be able to notify you of the heli-pad at Royal Birkdale.

Flying by helicopter avoids the stress and discomfort of road congestion and train delays, allowing you to arrive both in style and on time. It enables you to attend several meetings in one day, providing a cost-effective travel solution. A  helicopter charter is perfect for a small group of people looking to make the most of their free time and arrive closer to their destination.


A fast and efficient way to arrive at Royal Birkdale

You can save more time by leaving from a departure point close to your office or home. The convenient advantage of a helicopter is that it has the ability to land or take off at airports, golf courses, private estates and anywhere where it’s safe, with the land owners permission.

Built around major sporting events around the world, corporate hospitality should be an essential part of your sales strategy. A helicopter charter flight allows your company to entertain existing and potential clients in a wonderful environment.


We only select modern twin-engine helicopters for your added safety and peace of mind. These aircraft are equipped with advanced navigation and safety systems. This allows you to fly in adverse weather and at night time, not possible on a single engine charter flight.



  1. Edinburgh – Manchester £10,995 day return
  2. Leeds – Manchester  £3,995 day return
  3. London Battersea – Manchester £5,995 day return



When you arrive at the airport, you’ll be whisked away by your driver and taken to Royal Birkdale or your chosen hotel. If necessary, we can also organise a VIP meeting near the boarding ramp, assist in the quick passport control passing.

Transfer from the airport to The Open.

Transfer from the airport to The Open.


Travelling by private jet or helicopter to The Open will be an amazing experience from start to finish whether you’re flying with friends, family or colleagues. The time you save with a charter flight, allows you to enjoy the golf even more….get in touch today for a FREE quote.


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