Many Liverpool fans have been left gutted after several airlines have been forced to cancel flights to Kiev. Fans were due to travel out to see their team take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final, the biggest football match on the calendar for club teams. However, approximately 700 plus supporters will face the prospect of missing the match after two operators were forced to cancel three flights due to not being able to allocate landing slots to them.

Initially Worldchoice Sport had cancelled three flights but one was able to be reinstated and left on Friday morning, but the other two remain cancelled and a second company, Air Partner were then later forced to cancel one flight and this is expected to affect around 730 fans.

Fighting for flights

Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s mayor was working with Kiev’s mayor, former heavyweight boxer, Vitali Klitschko, along with the airlines to try and find a solution. However, after lengthy discussions by Friday afternoon he had to announce that he was unable to find a solution and was “gutted” that he could not help.

Fan’s were understandably annoyed by the fact that the airlines were a shamble over the travel plans but will be offered to apply for a refund of the flights and Liverpool have announced that they will refund the tickets that have been affected. Although this will be little consolation to the Liverpool fans who would rather see their team in the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid.