Special flight carries redheads to Dutch festival

Dozens of flame-haired travellers took to the skies today on a special flight dedicated to redheads.

Dozens of flame-haired travellers board a special flight dedicated to redheads. Picture: PA

Airline Flybe’s scheduled flight from Inverness to Amsterdam was timed to coincide with this weekend’s Redhead Days Festival in Breda, in the Netherlands, due to be attended by about 5,000 auburn-haired people from all over the world.

The one-off flight was entirely operated by auburn-haired pilots and cabin crew while alcoholic ginger beer was among the refreshments on offer for passengers.

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Overall, including passengers, it is thought that around a third of those travelling on the flight were natural redheads.

A Prince Harry look-alike was among those on board while a 95-year-old redheaded Inverness resident, Margaret Swan, was on hand to wave the flight off, the airline said.

Speaking ahead of the flight, captain Gaeron Kayley said: “I’ve always been proud of my natural red hair, so it’s a real honour for me to pilot this special flight from Inverness to Amsterdam.”