Six Nations fans heading to Ireland for the clash between England and Ireland will be helped over with extra flights between the two countries through Flybe.

The airline has scheduled 26 flights from Southampton to Ireland for the weekend of March 19 and upgraded the capacity on the plane from 78 to 118 seats in hopes of appeasing the high demand.

The Six Nation’s match will take place at Ireland’s new Aviva Stadium, where the English team will play for the first time.

Flybe has anticipated Thousands of England fans will make the transnational pilgrimage to watch the inaugural match.

“One of the secrets of Flybe’s successful business model is our ability to react quickly to our customers’ needs and the travel demand over this crucial Six Nations’ rugby weekend is no exception,” said Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Rutter.

“This ensures that no fans are disappointed by not being able to make it to the match in person to cheer whichever of the two teams they support.”