Scottish travel agent plans third charter plane to Sevilla amid ‘exponential demand’ for Rangers fan flights


A SCOTS travel agent is planning to organize a third charter flight to Sevilla amid “exponential demand” from Rangers fans.

Light Blues fans are desperate to travel to the Spanish city for the Europa League final next week.


Barrhead Travel plans to charter a third flight to SevilleCredit: Alamy
The travel agent experienced "exponential demand" Rangers fans


The travel agent has seen ‘exponential demand’ from Rangers fansCredit: Willie Vass – The Scottish Sun

Barrhead Travel has already chartered two return flights to the sun-drenched city.

The Glasgow-based travel agent said there was “exponential demand” for flights and packages, with “consecutive requests” since Friday.

Tens of thousands of Rangers fans are expected to overwhelm Sevilla ahead of next Wednesday night’s showdown.

Barrhead Travel secured a charter flight to Seville shortly after last week’s landmark result.

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Tickets for the plane, which will leave Glasgow on Wednesday and return shortly after the final, sold out within hours on Friday.

With demand skyrocketing and a long waiting list, the travel agent arranged a second return flight, also departing from Glasgow and returning shortly after the game.

But the second charter flight also sold out, with seats costing £849 each and charter bookings not including match tickets.

A spokesperson for Barrhead Travel told the Scottish Sun they were hoping to charter a third plane to Seville.

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Jacqueline Dobson, chairman of Barrhead Travel, said: “Since Friday, our branches have reported back-to-back requests from Rangers fans wanting to be in Sevilla for their team’s historic UEFA Europa League final game.

“With limited options to Seville from Scotland and supply for surrounding areas quickly being exceeded by demand, our team were able to quickly assemble exclusive products for our customers.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly over the weekend to grow the charter service and will continue to seek alternative options to meet the high demand.”

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In addition to flights to Seville, Barrhead Travel said many customers had booked vacation packages to surrounding areas, including Malaga and Portugal’s Algarve.

Although there are few routes left to Seville from Scotland, there are still flights available from English airports.

Ms Dobson added: “The Algarve and Costa del Sol trips lasting 4-7 nights have been taken up by fans considering a holiday.

“There are still a few workable options left for departures from some English airports, but we expect availability to sell out this week.”

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Last week, Seville was the most popular destination for travel agents for the first time.

Rangers will face German side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final, which kicks off at 8pm next Wednesday.

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