Austrian Airlines becomes official airline of Eurovision 2015

Star Alliance member Austrian Airlines, together with The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) will be helping to organise the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. As the official carrier, an Airbus A320 of the Austrian Airlines fleet with the Building Bridges branding will bring fans from all over Europe to this unique entertainment show in May 2015. More information on the Eurovision Song Contest can be seen at: http://songcontest.orf.at/.

For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest, the biggest TV entertainment event in the world, will be organized as a green event in accordance with the Austrian Ecolabel guidelines. The European Song Contest 2015 is an event which will prudently use resources, favour regional and sustainable products and embody barrier-free access and inclusion.

Together with Climate Austria, Austrian Airlines offers passengers flying to Vienna the opportunity to compensate for the CO₂ emissions arising from the flight by making a voluntary donation. The amount depends on the actual, average jet fuel consumption per passenger on the respective route and is directly donated to climate protection projects.

-- Passaree Tanphaichitr