The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced today that Austrian Airlines – the flag carrier of Austria – has been chosen as the Official Airline of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Vienna in May.
On behalf of the EBU, Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Contest, said: “We are pleased to announce Austrian Airlines as a partner of the Eurovision Song Contest and are sure with their help the event will fly even higher in 2015.”
As the Official Airline of the event, Austrian Airlines will be granted media rights for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Austria.
Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines, said: “As the official airline for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 we are proud to fly people from all over Europe to this unique music show hosted in Vienna.”
Austrian Airlines operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations and maintains a hub at Vienna International Airport. The airline is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group and a member of the Star Alliance.
This is the first time in years that the contest will have an official airline again. Last time, Lufthansa was made the Official Airline for the the contest in Dusseldorf back in 2011.