Frankfurt, 6 June 2019 - On today's flight from Frankfurt to New Orleans, Germany's most popular leisure airline Condor is taking off with a female cockpit crew and a male gay cabin crew and with uniform accessories in rainbow colours. After landing in New Orleans, the cockpit crew will wave pride flags out of the window. The entire pride crew will also take part in the famous Pride Parade in New Orleans on 8 June with their own Condor Float. With the Pride Flight, Condor wants to set a strong sign for diversity, tolerance and acceptance. It is part of several diversity activities of the Thomas Cook Group Airline in the UK and Germany in the coming months.
"As an international airline, the Thomas Cook Group Airline builds bridges between people, cultures and traditions," says Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer of the Thomas Cook Group. "I am proud that with our Pride Crew on the first Condor flight to New Orleans this season and our participation in the local Pride Parade, we are sending a clear signal against homophobia and prejudice.”
The Pride Parade in New Orleans is one of the most popular parades in the world, with several thousand participants, various floats and marching groups in the famous French Quarter of the city. New Orleans is one of 14 Condor destinations in North America and Condor is offering non-stop flights to MSY for the third consecutive summer season. Flights can be booked from 269.99 euros at www.condor.com.
The Pride Flight is the first of several more rainbow activities in the coming months. Condor will once again be represented at Christopher Street Days with its own trucks in Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin, in order to promote acceptance and tolerance.