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Transport / Private plane and luxury yacht bring intrigue to Sumburgh

THERE was a somewhat unusual sight at Sumburgh Airport on Tuesday when a large private jet touched down – coinciding with the luxury super yacht Triple Seven arriving in the area too.

The Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft, which flight tracking websites show as having come from Stornoway after travelling to Scotland from Tbilisi via Zurich, left for Switzerland early on Wednesday morning after a couple transferred from the yacht to the jet via Grutness Pier.

The Triple Seven yacht off Sumburgh on Tuesday. Photo: Ronnie Robertson

On Tuesday the yacht Triple Seven also arrived in West Voe at Sumburgh – adding to the intrigue.

It first raised eyebrows when it arrived in Lerwick on Monday, having previously been linked to Hollywood actor Tom Cruise while it was in England last month.

It had also recently been in Stornoway.

The luxury boat was reportedly formerly owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov.

After leaving Lerwick it went to Burra, Foula, St Ninian’s Isle and Sumburgh.

The Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft leaving on Wednesday morning. Photo: Ronnie Robertson.