Donald Trump Stops Off At Shannon

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U.S. billionaire businessman Donald Trump stopped off at Shannon Airport this week on his way to Turkey to open his newest development, writes Pat Flynn.

trump plane thumb medium262 196The property magnate and developer’s $100m (€75m) private Boeing 757 jet made a one-hour refuelling stop at the mid west airport while en route from New York to Istanbul.

Trump was in the city to open a $400m (€302) twin-tower complex. ‘Trump Towers Istanbul’ comprises two skyscrapers each around 150 meters (492 feet) high and located in the city’s central Mecidiyekoy district.

The development includes 204 apartments on sale for as much as $6m (€4.5m) as well as 43,000 square meters (463,000 square feet) of offices and stores.

About 75 percent of residences at Trump Towers have already been sold for sums ranging from $600,000, €450,000) to $6m (€4.5m).

Trump, who is Chairman and President of Trump Hotel Collection, said he plans to invest in hotels in Turkey “as soon as possible” which means he is likely to be a more regular visitor to Shannon.

Trump is no stranger to Shannon however this was the first time that he visited the mid west in the jet he purchased from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen last year.

The 21-year-old Boeing 757-200 series jet has been fitted out with a private bedroom with a huge, flat-screen TV and a work desk.

The private bathroom features a circular shower and gold plated sink and taps. The ceilings of the jet are done in suede while the sides of the aircraft are finished in wood paneling.

Even the seat-belt buckles are plated in 24-carat gold. The plane can accommodate 43 people is is festooned throughout with the Trump name and family crest.

Trump’s previous luxury jet, a Boeing 727, was also a regular visit to Shannon.

After leaving Istanbul yesterday (Sunday), Trump travelled to Aberdeen in Scotland where he has already halted work on his £1bn (€1.2bn) luxury golf resort over plans to build an offshore wind farm nearby.

Trump is expected to appear before a Scottish Parliament committee later this week, as part of an inquiry into green energy.

Other famous and regular visitors to Shannon are John Travolta, who flies his own Boeing 707 jet, and more recently, film director Stephen Spielberg who owns a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

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