German leisure carrier Condor has selected the Airbus A330neo for a long-haul fleet-modernisation programme.

It is to take 16 of the larger -900 variant, following approval from the company’s supervisory board.

Condor says it will introduce the twinjets – powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines – from autumn next year.

It becomes the first airline in Germany to opt for the A330neo.

“Condor is therefore focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort,” it states.

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Condor will introduce 16 of the Rolls-Royce-powered twinjets

The carrier expects the long-haul fleet to be fully replaced by the middle of 2024.

“We will inseparably combine sustainability and holidays with Condor in future,” says chief executive Ralf Teckentrup.

He says the airline will introduce “brand new” business, premium-economy and economy cabins on the type.

Full details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed.

Condor operates a long-haul fleet comprising Boeing 767-300ERs but also uses 757-300s and Airbus A320-family jets.

“With our fleet modernisation we reach another milestone in our company’s history and take the next step towards the future,” says Teckentrup.

Condor says the new aircraft will enable it to reduce emissions and operating costs.