Condor Airlines stays on course and continues to grow in its long-haul sector. In summer 2015, another Boeing 767-300ER will enter service with the leisure carrier. This aircraft increases the Condor Boeing 767 fleet to a total of 13 planes of the same type, and will carry the registration code D-ABUS. The aircraft was built in 2001, and will assist Condor's future development as part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The leisure carrier recently fitted its entire long-haul fleet with a new cabin and announced the addition of two more destinations to its flight schedule for next summer: Providence (Rhode Island) and Portland (Oregon) in the United States. Condor has included a total of three new connections in the current winter 14/15 flight schedule: nonstop from Cologne/Bonn, Germany to Cuba, and from Frankfurt, Germany to Grenada (Caribbean) and Windhoek (Namibia).
"Condor can make use of the synergies sustainably exploited within the Thomas Cook Group Airlines in the UK, Scandinavia and Belgium, and further develop its business model as a leisure carrier", says Ralf Teckentrup, the Managing Director of Condor. "With an outstanding product and an ever-increasing fleet, we can offer our passengers more holiday destinations at an attractive price/performance ratio -- and at the same time also create important jobs in aviation."
The thirteenth Boeing 767 at Condor will become part of the fleet in June 2015, and will immediately also be used for the new destinations in the USA. Prior to this, D-ABUS will be upgraded to the Condor standard, and will receive not only the new Condor cabin with Business Class, an in-seat entertainment system in all classes and new seats, but also the new Condor yellow/grey livery with the Sunny Heart on the tail, to indicate the leisure carrier's affiliation with the Thomas Cook Group.
Thanks to the close working relationship within Thomas Cook Group Airlines, Condor passengers can also easily fly from airports such as New York, Miami, Orlando and Reno to destinations of Thomas Cook Airlines UK in the United Kingdom. These flights can also be booked on condor.com.
By June 2015, Condor will also have received four more brand new Airbus A321-211 aircraft for short-haul and medium-haul routes; the leisure carrier has already successfully brought two new aircraft of this type into service. The Airbus A321 aircraft will be delivered as part of the short-haul and medium-haul program of the entire Thomas Cook Group, and will be equipped with the latest technical features, such as so-called sharklets to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. By 2016, the Group will have received a total of 25 new Airbus A321, to replace almost one third of the entire short-haul and medium-haul fleet of Thomas Cook Group Airlines.