The German holiday airline Condor carried out a long-haul flight with the Airbus A330-200 for the first time on Sunday with the D-AIYC. At around 15:00 p.m. the plane took off from Frankfurt Airport bound for Seattle.
So far, Condor had used the Airbus A330 aircraft, which were formerly used by Etihad Airways, on short and medium-haul routes. The long-haul jets with the identifiers D-AIYB, D-AIYC and D-AIYD are also deployed to Palma de Mallorca.
Intercontinentally, the three A330-200s, which according to the current planning status will remain in the fleet after two years, will be used in the direction of Seattle, Toronto and Punta Cana. The Boeing 767 and the A330-200 are gradually being replaced by the brand new A330neo.
In contrast to the cabin of the new A330neo, which will operate in a three-class configuration, guests on board the A330-200 can expect a two-class configuration. Aviation.Direct presented what Condor offers passengers on board this type of aircraft in the Trip Reports section. The report with many photos can be found with this link. Inflight entertainment will also be available on board from the end of May. Until then, free streaming via the Condor FlyStream WiFi in-flight entertainment program is possible for all guests. Guests who would like to enjoy in-flight entertainment during the flight in May are therefore required to take a mobile device on board for streaming.
In the summer of last year, Condor gave the Order announced for 16 long-haul A330-900neo aircraft and as a German launch customer, will in future rely on the latest technology, maximum efficiency and maximum customer comfort. The first aircraft is expected in October 2022, from then on the gradual replacement of the entire long-haul fleet consisting of Boeing B2024s will follow until mid-767. Sales Manager Paul Schwaiger holds the A330neo also ideal for Vienna.
Björn Walther becomes the new chief financial officer
There is another innovation in the area of Condor management. Björn Walther was appointed Chief Commercial Officer by the Supervisory Board. He will take office on June 1, 2022. He succeeds Frank Hundt, who after the Change from Christoph Debus to Flixbus manages the financial affairs of the holiday airline ad-interim.
"In Björn Walther, we are gaining an experienced and accomplished CFO for Condor, who already knows the company very well, especially from his time as a member of the Condor Supervisory Board from 2016-2021. Especially now that Condor has set the course for a good future with a new owner, Björn Walther is taking on the major task of expanding Condor's financial stability in a dynamic environment and at the same time driving forward the further development of the company," says Friedrich Andreae, Chairman of the Condor Supervisory Board. "We would like to thank Frank Hundt for his work as interim CFO and we are very pleased that he will remain at Condor as Director Controlling".