With UEFA Euro 2016 looming, Austrian Airlines is deploying larger aircraft and increasing frequencies for flights between Vienna and Paris and Vienna and Lyon.
On balance, the carrier will be offering an additional 5,500 seats to France in the month of June.
Austrian Airlines will be deploying Boeing 777 aircraft normally used for long-haul routes for the morning flights from and to Paris around the time in which the Austrian National Football Team plays against Portugal and Iceland. These aircraft offer more than 100 additional seats per flight compared to the regularly deployed Airbus A320 and A321.
In addition, the flight offering between Vienna and Paris will be expanded to include 15 additional flights using Airbus A320 and A321 jets.
Austrian Airlines will also be using larger aircraft for flights to Lyon: The airline’s Airbus fleet will be used for 10 rotations between Vienna and Lyon instead of the Fokker 100 and Dash8-Q400 planes, for example to carry fans from Romania or Hungary to the games of their respective national soccer teams.
Austrian Airlines is the official airline of the Austrian Football Association ÖFB, the largest sports association in the country.