Interest in the new season of Champions League football has prompted Eurowings to boost services from Liverpool and London.

The so-called ‘fan flights’ have been laid on by the German carrier to cater for supporters of Europe’s top teams competing in the group stages of the tournament.

Fans of European defending champions Liverpool will be able to fly from Merseyside to Salzburg for an away fixture in the Austrian city on December 10.

The carrier has so far added 18 additional services across its network until the end of the year, including between Stansted and Munich for Tottenham Hotspur supporters travelling to an away match with Bayern Munich on December 11.

More flight options are also being offered from Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Hungary.

Extra flights have been scheduled between Barcelona and Düsseldorf as well as Cologne/Bonn.

Eurowings is also raising capacity on many routes by deploying larger aircraft from Dusseldorf to Milan and Prague.

The airline has set up a special task force of specialists from various fields to ensure smooth travel for supported, in co-operation with the respective airports.

“Depending on the individual teams match results and reaching the next phase, Eurowings will check whether additional flights can be provided,” the airline said.