New "Hans": D-AICH now takes off in retro look


Frankfurt, 18 April 2019 - Germany's most popular leisure airline Condor will continue to operate an Airbus A320 in retro design: Until now, the A320 with the tail sign D-AICA was painted in the grey and blue colours of the early 1960s, from now on, the Condor Airbus with the registration D-AICH designation will commemorate the beginnings of the holiday flight.The name "Hans" reminds of the travel entrepreneur Hans Geisler, who first placed his trust in Condor - "Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH" that time - and in 1956, as the founder of Geisler Tours, requested the first charter flight to Jerusalem and Egypt. Thus, Condor is the airline with the longest leisure tradition in Europe.

"Hans" was painted in retro design in the UK and has been taking off since the beginning of the week to the Condor destinations around the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, North Africa and Turkey. "Hans" landed this afternoon from Tenerife in Frankfurt, and will depart to Fuerteventura tomorrow before returning to Frankfurt Airport.

The special livery of the 60s is one of a total of three: The Boeing 767-300 with the identification D-ABUM in the design of the 70s is wearing a yellow tail with Condor logo. It was christened "Achim" in 2012 in memory of Achim Nietmann, a long-time employee of the company. The Boeing 757-300 with the registration D-ABON as "Willi" is a “flying declaration of love” with many colourful hearts on its fuselage for more than ten years. In 2006, Condor's 50th birthday, it was christened "Willi" as a tribute to Wilfried Meyer, Condor's sales director for many years.

The heart can be found as "Sunny Heart" on all of the Thomas Cook Group Airline's tails: Since 2013, the now 105 Group Airline aircraft have been flying under the same symbol that expresses the passion of the employees for the guests and stands for personality, reliability and innovation across all source markets.

At guests can check online whether they are taking off with "Hans", "Willi" or "Achim".

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