16 May 2003
Some five thousand Celtic fans are flying south from Glasgow Prestwick in the next few days for Wednesday's UEFA Cup Final.
The mass exodus to Seville from Glasgow Prestwick starts on Sunday. Seguro Holidays, in addition to their regular two flights to Faro in Portugal, have an additional five to Faro operating over Sunday and Monday on five, six and seven night packages.
On Tuesday the airport has an additional flyglobespan.com flight operating to Seville.
An unusual visitor will be a huge Corseair jumbo jet with a capacity of 580 passengers also heading for Seville.
These will be followed by a couple of 757s to Malaga and Faro.
On Wednesday ten flights between 0300 and 0720 will operate to Seville and Jerez.
Most flights are returning on Thursday morning within the space of a couple
of hours and then the longer stays will return on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday.
Airlines which are flying fans are Globespan, Thomas Cook, Air 2000, Monarch, Corseair, Nordic Airlink, Air Atlanta, LTE and Braathens.
Glasgow Prestwick Managing Director Tom Wilson said: "We'll easily handle an extra five thousand passengers because that's the number who use the airport every day of the year.
"As well as being Scotland's fastest-growing airport, we work hard at being Scotland's friendliest airport. So we're looking forward to welcoming the Celtic fans and sending them happily on their way to Seville."
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