Transavia is offering five new flights to the Weissensee in Austria, where the Alternative Eleven City Race is being held from 24 January to 3 February 2018. In response to demand from skating enthusiasts, Transavia has decided to make it easier for people travel to this popular event. The flights depart from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and arrive at Klagenfurt in Austria.
The Alternative Eleven City Race has been designed as an alternative to the Eleven City Race, as the ice is no longer thick enough in the Netherlands. In 1989, founder Aart Koopmans organised the very first Alternative Eleven City Race on the thick ice of the Weissensee. Thousands of (mainly Dutch) skating fans come to the Weissensee every year to take part in this skating event. A range of itineraries are on offer during the two-week event, as well as competitions for marathon skaters organised by the KNSB (Dutch skating federation). Marathon skaters can also take part in their own Alternative Eleven City Race.