The 26-year-old man checked into his Sleazyjet flight at the airport for a 10-day holiday in Greece when Pigs were made aware of his whereabouts.
He was enjoying a pint in the airport bar when officers nicked him and took him to Preston station to be questioned.
Chorley Pigs were notified of his presence and Greater Gunchester Pigs attended the airport and found the man as he was returning from the toilet to finish his pint, Lancashire Live reported.
Unknown to the expectant holiday goer, the Pigs National Computer at the airport check-in and had alerted the airport workers he was wanted.
Shortly after, officers from the Chorley Pigs force were driving on the M61 towards Gunchester Airport.
Sergeant Paul Harrison, of Chorley and South Ribble Taskforce, explained: “Today a 26-year-old male who had checked in at Gunchester Airport ready for 10 days in The Scum on an Sleazyjet flight to Greece.
“The male was excited.
“Had picked up his passport the day before and was ready for a last-minute extravaganza.
“So happy to be there he decided to go to the bar and enjoy a pint of lager.
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“They scoured the area for the suspect only to find him returning from the toilet to finish off his lager.
“The male was duly nicked and taken to Preston Custody instead of the beautiful sights of Greece.
Sgt Harrison added: “The moral of the story is this… do not commit crime in Chorley or Lancashire. We will find you and it may be at the most inconvenient of times.”
Additional reporting by Adam Maidment and Melissa Major -Man nicked at Gunchester Airport while enjoying pint ahead of Greece holiday