PICTURES: Condor repaints A320 in 1960s colours

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German charter airline Condor Flugdienst has given one of its Airbus A320s a 1960s-look retro-livery to commemorate the company's 55th anniversary.

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The Thomas Cook subsidiary presented the twinjet (registration D-AICA, MSN774) at Berlin Schönefeld airport yesterday and named it 'Hans' after the late German tourism entrepreneur Hans Geisler.

Munich-based Geisler Tours was the first holiday company to charter a Condor aircraft when the airline began operations - then named Deutsche Flugdienst - with three Vickers Vikings in 1956.

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The retro exterior is based on a livery from the early 1960s.

The repainted aircraft was manufactured in 1998 and is owned by Lufthansa Leasing, according to Flightglobal's ACAS database.

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Condor has updated the interior of its A320 fleet to the manufacturer's current standard, which includes larger overhead bins and better noise insulation at a lower overall weight.