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Condor returns to Toronto, inaugurates service to Tbilisi, Georgia

Condor is returning to Toronto from Frankfurt. The German carrier will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with its Boeing 767-300s.

In addition, on May 2, Condor inaugurated twice-weekly service from Frankfurt to Tbilisi, Georgia. The carrier will use Airbus aircraft.

Condor outlines its winter schedule from Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt

Condor has made this announcement:

Soak up the sun on the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches: Germany’s most popular vacation airline will also be taking travelers to faraway destinations from Düsseldorf and Munich in winter 2022/23.

Condor flies from Düsseldorf to Punta Cana on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and to Cancún on Tuesdays and Sundays.

From Munich, travelers fly to Punta Cana on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Initially, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft will be used, so Germany’s most popular vacation carrier is continuing its long-haul commitment in Düsseldorf and Munich in the coming season.

With Dusseldorf and Munich the comprehensive winter program is extended in the distance by two additional departure airports.

From Frankfurt, 21 long-haul destinations are on the flight schedule, including Cape Town and, for the first time, the South African city of Johannesburg. Connections to Mombasa have also been resumed.

In addition, flights to New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Seattle/Tacoma will continue several times a week. In addition to North America, the schedule includes Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Tobago, as well as the Condor dream destinations Seychelles, Maldives and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

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Condor Airlines relaunches nonstop Frankfurt service from MSP Airport

MSP Airport issued thisd statement:

Amid continuing signs of air travel’s recovery, Condor Airlines will resume its seasonal nonstop Frankfurt, Germany, service on June 1 from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) after a two-year hiatus.

Condor will operate flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing MSP at 6:45 p.m. on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft that features three classes of service (Economy, Premium and Business, featuring lie-flat seats, a personal in-seat, premium touch-screen entertainment system, power ports at every seat, and premium menus with complimentary non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages). Passenger demand from the MSP market to Frankfurt (FRA) is approximately 16,000 passengers per year.

Condor’s announcement comes as passenger activity at MSP has been strong, especially through the spring break travel season. In March, MSP recorded nine of the 10 busiest TSA checkpoint days in the past two years during the pandemic, with a peak day of nearly 40,000 passengers. Strong spring break activity was evident at Terminal 2, which set an all-time monthly passenger record in March of more than 526,000 passengers.

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Condor adds new Frankfurt flights to New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, resumes flights from Vienna

Condor Airlines has been serving the North American market since the 1970’s with seasonal summer service.

The company has announced new, nonstop Frankfurt (FRA) routes from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).

This is in addition to Condor’s return to Portland (PDX), Boston (BOS), Phoenix (PHX), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. (BWI).

Condor also earlier this year reinstated nonstop Frankfurt flights from Seattle/Tacoma (SEA), Las Vegas (LAS), Anchorage (ANC) and Fairbanks (FAI) following the suspension of service during the pandemic.

This marks the introduction of Condor’s largest U.S. summer schedule in the company’s history. Most flights to and from Frankfurt will be operated on Boeing 767-300 equipment and feature three classes of service (Economy, Premium and Business). Furthermore, an Airbus A330-200 will be operated on some routes during the upcoming season.

2nd A330-200, delivered March 7, 2022

Above Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst Airbus A330-243 D-AIYD (msn 991) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 957251.

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From its Frankfurt hub, Condor offers connecting service to more than 100 destinations throughout Europe via Condor and a network of airline and rail partners including Lufthansa, SAS, Aegean Airlines and more. In addition, U.S. travelers can take advantage of Condor’s interline partner JetBlue and their U.S. network of feeder flights to Condor’s gateway markets.

In other news, Condor is resuming service from Vienna to Palma de Mallorca, Kos, Rhodes and Heraklion, Crete.

 

Stripes: No April Fools joke: Condor reinvents itself with a new livery

Condor has made this announcement:

Condor is vacation. And vacation is stripes. Germany’s most popular leisure airline is unveiling its new brand identity today: In the future, Condor will wear stripes in five colors. Inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs, Condor is evolving into a distinctive and unique vacation airline.

“Condor has undergone a transformation over the past two and a half years: From a subsidiary of a vertically integrated travel group to an independent airline that looks back proudly on its history and tradition, while at the same time embarking on the path to the future. We want to express this unmistakably through our corporate identity: Condor is vacation and Condor is unmistakable – like our new design, with which we are now launching into the future,” says Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor. “Our new trademark are stripes, our figurative mark stands for our origin and the colors for diversity. This triad is new, what remains is our passion. It has always made Condor unique and is therefore also reflected in our claim: Passion is our compass.”

The conception and creation of the new brand identity came about under the direction of Remo Masala, owner of the creative agency vision alphabet in Berlin. “Revising Condor’s brand identity with its long tradition is a delicate interplay based on respect for its origins and requirements for the future. Our goal was to endow Condor with a special visual independence, the rationale of which is united in Condor’s brand essence: the invention of the vacation flight, and the effective vacation code, the stripes of summer, joy and freedom.”

The corporate identity’s lead colors are yellow and blue. They have been complemented by the contrasting color gray. The Condor signet, the condor in a circle, goes back to one of Germany’s most influential designers, Otl Aicher. The figurative mark has been given a facelift, with finer and more dynamic lines. It can be found again in the tail unit of the aircraft. The Condor lettering has also been adapted: It is now more compact, and the new lower case has made the word mark more independent and consistent with the image. The logo appears in high-contrast black on the fuselage of the aircraft.

Initially, Condor’s aircraft will carry five colors in a striped look: yellow, red, blue, green, and beige stand for the facets of the diversity of Condor’s guests, employees and the multitude of opportunities to discover the world with Condor.

The crew uniforms, accessories such as neckerchiefs, ties and pins will shine in the new design too, which will also make its way on board, to the airports, on the website and on social media: in the coming weeks and months, many items on board will be replaced, such as cups, blankets and cutlery, as well as all materials on the ground such as boarding passes, ID cards and airport signage. The replacement will run successively, with nothing of old design being disposed of, but everything being used up. Around 80 percent of the fleet is to be repainted by 2024, because new paint jobs are due anyway. Condor is thus choosing the most sustainable way to redesign its brand identity and fleet.

The new design was unveiled in Toulouse with the first A330neo, which will take off for Condor in the fall. The first 2-liter aircraft will of course take off with green stripes. As early as tomorrow, the first Condor aircraft in the new look will be on route: the Airbus A321 with the registration D-AIAD will wear yellow stripes and fly to Lanzarote on April 5 at noon. In the upcoming weeks, five more Boeing 757 and Airbus A320/1 aircrafts will be repainted, so that six aircrafts will be flying in the new design in the summer flight schedule. They will mainly fly to Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Egypt.

May we introduce:

Our new look.

Condor – Passion is our compass.

The right path can only be found with one goal in mind. For us, this goal has been clear since 1956: Your holiday (vacation) should begin with us on board! How do we accomplish this goal?  With a compass that you can always rely on: our passion.  We love what we do since the first day and every day thereafter.  That’s the reason we are Germany’s most popular holiday airline even now. Are we proud of our history as the originator of the holiday flight?  Absolutely. Watching our compass will always show us the way to the future.

And of course, we want to continue to be your most popular holiday airline.  That’s why we thrive every day with many inspirations for these developments.  The world we travel in, the heights we climb and especially you, our guests. The glimmer in your eyes, the anticipation of your holiday (vacation) and the priceless memories of the most beautiful time of the year, make every flight special.  That’s how we want to inspire you; with our uniqueness!  Let’s begin our future together now!

 

Umbrellas, beach towels, ice cream shops..who doesn’t love them and the stripes will make you smile. They stand for easiness, freedom to experience the world, for the gentle breeze in your hair, sunshine on your face and now for Condor. In the future our fleet will also be in this new design.  For decades, stripes have had meaning in our way of life. Timeless, elegant and recognizable – just like us.

Colorful Varieties.

 

As a leisure and international airline, we are not only known for flying but also for connecting with people and building bridges between cultures and regions of the world. You, as our guests on board are just as diverse as our destinations, as we are with ourselves and our employees. This variety has many facets and colors and that is the reason for the new design.

Our five colors: Sunshine, Passion, Sea, Island and Beach.

Colors are not only found around the globe on holidays, they also stand for the fact that our world cannot be defined by a single color. Therefore our “Fleet” is looking forward to a new design, visibly striped and colorful in Sunshine (yellow), Passion (red), Sea (blue), Island (green) and Beach (beige).

Passion is our Compass.

The good thing is that history and the future can remarkably compliment each other.  We know that and appreciate this in our daily lives. This is how we can remain true to ourselves, make further developments and in the truest sense of the word, give ourselves a new innovating design. This is in our DNA but also meets your expectations of us.  Our compass is maintained as well as our logo and yellow color. And because it is precisely our passion that makes us so unique, this has become our new claim: “Passion is our compass”.

Unique and Recognizable.

With our new look we are well equipped for our journey into the future and look forward to welcoming you on board soon! The new design will be unveiled with the first A330neo in Toulouse. The 2-litre plane takes off with green stripes and will be integrated into our flight schedule this autumn. With a little luck, you may have a chance to discover this first plane in the sky displaying the new design.  These stripes will be difficult to miss.

First aircraft in the new livery: Copyright Photo: Eurospot.

1st Airbus A330neo in 2022 Condor Island livery

Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst Airbus A330-941 F-WWCS (D-ANRD) (msn 1972) (Condor Island) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 957244.

 

Condor puts its first Airbus A330-200 into revenue service

In service between Düsseldorf and Palma de Mallorca on February 19, 2022

Condor has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330.
Condor decided that the debut of its first A330 (D-AIYC, above) would take place on Saturday, February 19, covering the route between Düsseldorf (Germany) and Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Most of the passengers on this flight are customers of the tour operator Alltours.
The plane carries 240 seats in Economy Class and 22 seats in Business Class.
Condor has provisionally ordered A330-200s to prepare its pilots and give them enough flight hours before receiving their A330neo order, the first aircraft will be delivered in autumn 2022.
Condor issued this statement:

Condor A330-200 is ready for take off: On February 17 Condor received the official certification for commercial flights with its first Airbus A330-200 aircraft, registration D-AIYC. As one of four A330-200s, the aircraft is expected to be in service with Condor on a transitional basis for around two years. Starting in autumn 2022, Condor will successively take the brand-new A330neo long-haul aircraft with a three-class product into its operations.The first passenger flight of the Airbus A330-200 now certified with sun-hungry vacationers, particularly many of them from tour operator Alltours, will take off from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

The Airbus A330-200, with the registration D-AIYC, will initially be deployed on short- and medium-haul routes and is also expected to operate on long-haul routes in summer 2022. Unlike the new Condor A330neo, which will fly in a three-class configuration, the Condor Airbus A330-200 has a two-class configuration with 240 seats in Economy Class and 22 Business Class seats. For all Business Class guests, the A330-200 offers comfortable seats that can be converted into completely flat reclining seats at the touch of a button. All Economy Class seats have a monitor as well as a USB port and power socket at the seat, so guests can charge their mobile devices at any time. The free Wi-Fi inflight entertainment program Condor FlyStream will also soon be available on board the aircraft, to give guests the option to watch films and series conveniently by streaming it with their own mobile device.

In July 2021, Germany’s most popular leisure airline announced an order for 16 long-haul A330-900neo aircraft of the latest generation. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. The first aircraft is expected in autumn 2022, whilst the replacement of the entire long-haul fleet is scheduled to be completed by mid-2024.

Javier Rodrigues reporting from Spain.
Top Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst Airbus A330-243 D-AIYC (msn 975) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 956858.
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Condor to fly to 16 destinations in North America this summer

Condor will be taking off from Frankfurt to 12 destinations in the U.S. in summer 2022. Condor is thus offering more direct connections than ever before. As of February 14, flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and New York can also be booked starting in May.

All destinations are served nonstop several times a week from Frankfurt.

In addition to the USA, Condor flies to four destinations in neighboring Canada: from Frankfurt there are direct flights to Vancouver, Whitehorse, Toronto and Halifax. Travel with Condor can be booked with all German tour operators and in travel agencies. Flight tickets are available as usual at http://www.condor.com and by phone.

In addition to Condor’s popular North American destinations, such as Anchorage, Halifax and Las Vegas, Germany’s most popular leisure airline is adding additional routes in the USA.

Overview of Condor destinations from Frankfurt, bookable now:

Anchorage (USA): Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Baltimore (USA): Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Boston (USA): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Fairbanks (USA): Thursday

Halifax (Canada): Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Las Vegas (USA): Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Los Angeles (USA): Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Minneapolis (USA): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

New York (USA): Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Phoenix (USA): Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Portland (USA): Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

San Francisco (USA): Monday, Thursday, Saturda

Seattle (USA): daily

Toronto (Canada): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Vancouver (Canada): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Whitehorse (Canada): Tuesday

Condor partners with Sky Express

Condor has made this announcement:

Discover all of Greece: Starting this summer, Germany’s most popular leisure airline will offer 17 nonstop connections to the popular vacation destination. Together with the new partner airline SKY express, Condor now enables easy onward flights to eleven additional destinations. The new partnership will also increase connections to existing destinations.

From July 2022, Condor guests will be able to travel on comfortably via Athens, Rhodes, Corfu and Heraklion to the eleven new destinations, including popular destinations such as Naxos, Paros and Mytilini. From Germany, guests fly from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Leipzig.

 

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Condor to fly to New York, will also fly to Nice and Málaga next summer

Condor Flugdienst Boeing 767-330 ER WL D-ABUH (msn 26986) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954850.

Condor will be flying to New York five times a week from November 11, 2021: JFK Airport will be served nonstop from Frankfurt every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Condor already flies four times a week to Seattle/Tacoma on the west coast of the U.S., from where our partner Alaska Airlines provides convenient onward travel to more than 30 destinations such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or to Hawaii.

In other news, Condor announced for the summer of 2022, it will be flying to two more Mediterranean destinations.

From April 1, 2022 Condor will fly four times a week from Düsseldorf and Frankfurt to Nice (France) and from April 9, 2022 four times a week from Düsseldorf to Málaga.

Top Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst Boeing 767-330 ER WL D-ABUH (msn 26986) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954850.

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Condor orders 7 Airbus A330-900s and will lease another 9, will replace 767s

 

Airbus issued this statement:

Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the Airbus A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine.

The airline will operate the A330neo on its international long-haul network to the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.

Condor also issued this statement:

Condor has decided to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The Supervisory Board has already agreed. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 kilometers will be 2.1 liters, which makes Condor the European frontrunner on long-haul flights.

The first aircraft is expected in autumn 2022, whilst the replacement of the entire long-haul fleet is scheduled to be completed by mid-2024.

The Airbus A330-900neo is designed with innovative enhancements for exceptional efficiency while offering the highest levels of comfort. Guests relax with a significantly enhanced sense of space, regardless of the booking class, and enjoy the latest generation of in-flight entertainment and connectivity on board. The A330neo has special aerodynamics through improved wing design and is equipped with state-of-the-art engines from the manufacturer Rolls Royce. The Trent 7000 engines incorporate the latest technology, deliver exceptional efficiency and are capable of operating on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Thus, the Airbus A330neo sets new standards with 20 per cent lower CO2 emissions and significant fuel savings. In fact, the Airbus A330neo is the first aircraft in the world to already be certified for the regulatory reduction in CO2 emissions, which will apply as of 2028. Besides, State-of-the-art flight and navigation systems are installed on board, which are being further developed tailor-made for Condor to meet the special requirements of the leisure airline. Noise- and CO2-efficient approach and departure procedures are thus possible even at particularly high-altitude airports – but noise pollution is also reduced by up to 60 per cent at German airports.

Note: The new Airbus A330-900s will replace the current Boeing 767-300 fleet.

To be replaced by mid 2024 with new Airbus A330-900s

Above Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst-Thomas Cook Boeing 767-330 ER WL D-ABUD (msn 26983) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954588.

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