How Vitali Klitschko is set to save day after Liverpool fans’ flights cancelled

Vitali Klitschko is set to save the day and ensure hundreds of stranded Liverpool fans make it to Kiev for the Champions League final.

The former world heavyweight champion, who now acts as the mayor of Kiev, is expected to intervene after World Choice Sports were forced to cancel three flights to the Ukrainian capital.

Fans were informed that their £950 trips would be refunded after there were issues securing arrival slots at Kiev Borispyl airport for the size of planes that were chartered by the company.

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson got in touch with Klitschko in a bid to resolve the situation.

The Liverpool Echo understands that an agreement, which could see the three cancelled flights reinstated onto the schedule, could be arranged on Thursday.

Anderson tweeted: "Working closely with Vitaliy Klychko to get the Kiev flights sorted – thank you for your help & support. Close to solution now and more details will follow soon."

A statement on the World Choice Sport website on Thursday read: "Dear customers, With deep regret, we have had to cancel three flights to Kiev.

"Due to so many flights going into Kiev, Kiev Borispyl has unable to allocate times for aircraft.

"We have worked extremely hard over the last 48 hours trying to resolve these issues. We have had Liverpool football club, Police, UEFA and everyone at the highest levels of authority trying to resolve this.

"We have exhausted all avenues to try and get landing slots. We have had them from Liverpool airport and Manchester airport and we have applied for slots in the correct manner and time frame with the authorities. To reiterate this problem IS with Kiev."

Despite the statement, it has not stopped Liverpool fans from voicing their anger on social media.

The Liverpool team flew out from John Lennon airport on Thursday, ahead of the final against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Los Blancos are challenging for a 13th Champions League title, but will have to be at their very best to beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Flights cancelled

25th May ET8700

27th May ET8701

26TH May ET8704

27TH May ET8705

26th May ET8706

27Th May ET8707

All other flights unaffected

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