Glasgow Airport has been announced as an official sponsor of the 2019 Solheim Cup, which is taking place at Gleneagles from September 9-15.
The airport, Scotland’s principal long-haul hub, is where many of the 100,000 expected spectators at across the event week will arrive before continuing around 50 miles north to the world-famous Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire.
Before then, Solheim Cup 2019 advertising will feature heavily in and around the airport, reaching approximately five million people who will pass through it during the six months leading up to the event. The branding will switch to a warm, vibrant welcome just before the event begins on September 9, starting with the arrival of the Ping Junior Solheim Cup teams.
Glasgow Airport is no stranger to supporting high-profile sporting events, having partnered with the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the European Championships in 2018, both staged in Glasgow. The partnership with the Solheim Cup will helpcement its profile as the gateway to Scotland and the wealth of activities, attractions and experiences it has to offer.
Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, said: “Scotland is famous for its warm welcome and with Glasgow Airport as an official sponsor, the golfers, officials and thousands of fans set to land here in September are guaranteed a memorable first impression. Scotland is the Home of Golf and the perfect venue for The Solheim Cup. Gleneagles has already staged a Ryder Cup, in 2014, which was a huge success and showcased wonderfully our country’s heritage, sporting excellence and expertise in staging events to an international audience.”
Francois Bourienne, Chief Commercial Officer for AGS Airports Ltd, owners of Glasgow Airport, said: “We are thrilled to come on board as an official sponsor of The 2019 Solheim Cup. In recent years Scotland has become synonymous with world-class sporting events, delivering unforgettable experiences in its own unique warmth and style. The Solheim Cup will continue that tremendous run, and we look forward to creating a real buzz around the airport in the lead up to September. When the teams, officials and thousands of golf fans from all over the world arrive in just over six months’ time, our team will be ready to give them the warmest of welcomes.”
Glasgow Airport joins the following partners and sponsors for the 2019 Solheim Cup:
PING – Founding Partner & Official Apparel Supplier
Rolex – Global Partner
VisitScotland – Global Partner
Scotland, the Home of Golf – Official Host Destination
Gleneagles – Official Partner: Host Venue
John Deere – Official Sponsor: Golf Course and Turf Maintenance Machinery Event Partner
Ricoh – Official Sponsor: Office Equipment
Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental – Official Supplier: Car / Rental Car
Highland Spring – Official Supplier: Hydration
Carryway – Official Supplier: Golf Cart Providers
Arena – Official Supplier: Structures
Aggreko – Official Supplier: Temporary Power Supplier
Abacus – Official Supplier: Team Europe Apparel Supplier