Glasgow – Seville chartered flights cancelled hours before EL final kick-off

Glasgow - Seville chartered flights cancelled hours before EL final kick-off
Written by Tony Masibo

Rangers supporters have remained stranded after two chartered flights from Glasgow, Scotland to Seville, Spain for the Europa League final on Wednesday were cancelled hours before the event.

Rangers are set to take on Frankfurt in the Europa League final and fans have in their thousands booked their tickets to witness the particular cracker.

However, the night before, it was announced that one flight would no longer be taking off from the airport owing to changes made by the airlines.

A message on the website read: “Cancelled, please contact your airline”.

One flight was on Wednesday moved to take off from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, trying to beat time ahead of the game.

The two air buses were scheduled to leave for Jerez from the South Ayrshire airport at 0700 and 0745. One by Carpatair and another by the Aerial Transit Company.

Rangers supporters experienced difficulties getting to Spain, characterised by a 10-hour delay to the departure of a chartered flight to Jerez on Tuesday evening.

It is also reported that close to 200 fans were stuck in the airport after the 10.30am flight, chartered by Czech airline Smartwings, faced delays.

This scenario forced the flight to take the alternative Malaga route after finally taking off into the skies.

Rangers will be hoping to win the coveted Europa League as consolation after losing two domestic cups to rivals Celtic in the summer. 

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Tony Masibo

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