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    Condor now selling Alaska Airlines flights through codeshare


    Oneworld carrier Alaska Airlines and German leisure specialist Condor have expanded their codeshare agreement, allowing Condor to market and sell more than 70 routes throughout the USA. 

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    Condor to launch flights between Frankfurt and San Antonio in May 2024


    The German leisure carrier’s new transatlantic route would be the first non-stop flights between Europe and San Antonio International airport. 

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    Is Ryanair right about competition in Germany’s airline market?


    Although Ryanair and its chief executive Michael O’Leary have a long history of criticising Lufthansa’s market dominance, the Irish carrier’s latest complaints regarding German airport fees highlight some noteworthy market dynamics in the country at this stage of the Covid-19 recovery.

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    Alaska Airlines and Condor, American and JetSmart pursue separate codeshares


    A pair of major US carriers – Alaska Airlines and American Airlines – have engaged in separate codeshare agreements with Condor and JetSmart, respectively.

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    Long-term Condor chief Teckentrup to be succeeded by Brussels Airlines head


    Brussels Airlines chief Peter Gerber is to take over as the head of German holiday airline Condor, succeeding veteran Ralf Teckentrup. Gerber’s departure from the Belgian operator – a Lufthansa Group carrier – had previously been disclosed. Condor has confirmed that he will step into the top post from 1 ...

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    Condor takes delivery of first A330neo


    German leisure carrier Condor has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900, one of 16 which will modernise its fleet. The aircraft – powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines – will replace older types used by the airline. It has been configured with 310 seats in three classes, including 30 ...

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    Condor orders 41 Airbus A320neo-family jets


    German leisure carrier Condor has ordered 41 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft as its fleet renewal focus shifts to short- and medium-haul jets. The announcement marks another Airbus order win from the carrier, which is already set to receive its first A330neos from late 2022 as it replaces its previous-generation A330s and ...

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    New Condor livery not to Willie Walsh’s taste


    IATA director general Willie Walsh has joined the debate about Condor’s striking new livery, giving his light-hearted verdict at the end of today’s IATA media briefing. Asked whether he would have signed off on the livery for an airline he was running, the former Aer Lingus, British Airways and IAG ...

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    Beach towels inspire new Condor livery


    German leisure carrier Condor has unveiled a new “brand identity” that will see its aircraft painted with a striped livery intended to evoke colours and designs associated with holidays.

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    Regulator backs Condor in Lufthansa feeder flight access dispute


    German competition regulators have preliminarily backed leisure carrier Condor in its claim that it should have access to Lufthansa feeder flights for its long-haul operations after the latter terminated a partnership agreement.

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    Condor ordering seven A330neos and plans to lease nine more


    German leisure carrier Condor’s long-haul fleet replacement will include orders for seven Airbus A330-900s directly from the manufacturer. But it will lease the other nine to provide the overall total of 16 aircraft. Condor has not specified the source of the leased jets. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury ...

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    Condor opts for A330neo to replace long-haul fleet


    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 ...

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    Attestor becomes new majority owner of Condor


    Asset manager Attestor has completed a deal to become the majority shareholder of German leisure airline Condor.

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    Condor secures approval for revised German aid package


    German state financial support to Condor has been re-approved by the European Commission after the figure was revised in the aftermath of a court ruling on the way the aid was calculated. The Commission says it has approved two measures – comprising €204 million in damage compensation and €321 ...

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    Reasons for Condor state-aid decision must be clarified: European court


    European judges have overruled the approval of state aid to the German leisure airline Condor, but are setting aside the effect of their decision to grant time for a rethink by the European Commission. As the pandemic set in during April 2020, the Commission cleared Condor to receive a ...

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    Condor set for fleet renewal after equity fund Attestor acquires majority stake


    Asset manager Attestor is to acquire a 51% stake in German leisure carrier Condor , investing €200 million ($244 million) in equity capital and providing a further €250 million to modernise the carrier’s long-haul fleet. The move secures fresh financial footing for the carrier after a period in which ...

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    Condor files complaint after Lufthansa ends feeder deal


    German leisure carrier Condor has complained to federal competition authority Bundeskartellamt about Lufthansa Group’s decision to terminate a feeder flight agreement.

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    Condor emerges from ‘protective shield’


    Condor has confirmed its exit from ‘protective shield’ proceedings implemented to establish the former Thomas Cook subsidiary as a standalone company. The German leisure carrier was placed under a first protective shield, which involved a €380 million ($455 million) bridging loan from the national government, following Thomas ...

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    Condor to exit ‘protective shield’ in November


    Condor has disclosed that its creditors have approved a plan for it to leave ‘protective shield’ proceedings at the end of November as a “healthy company”.

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    Pilots’ dual-control obstructed A320’s collision-avoidance manoeuvres


    Dual-control inputs from a Condor Airbus A320’s pilots badly obstructed its response to collision-avoidance orders during a low-altitude conflict, investigators have determined. The incident culminated in a serious air-proximity encounter and a terrain alert, shortly after departure from Kavala airport in Greece on 16 August 2018. After the ...