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    Condor orders 41 Airbus A320neo-family jets

    2022-07-25T08:45:00Z

    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

    2022-04-06T15:41:00Z

    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

    2022-04-04T10:45:00Z

    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

    2022-02-09T13:54:00Z

    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

    2021-07-29T08:59:00Z

    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

    2021-07-28T18:42:00Z

    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

    2021-07-28T16:07:00Z

    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

    2021-07-27T19:06:00Z

    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

    2021-06-09T12:32:00Z

    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

    2021-05-21T08:05:00Z

    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

    2021-01-13T15:27:00Z

    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’

    2020-12-01T12:23:00Z

    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

    2020-10-22T13:33:00Z

    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

    2020-07-10T10:46:00Z

    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 ...

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    Condor secures future as €550 million German state loan granted

    2020-04-27T09:01:00Z

    European Commission regulators have approved a €550 million ($595 million) loan from the German state to help struggling leisure carrier Condor through the coronavirus crisis.

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    Condor looking at options after PGL pulls out of acquisition

    2020-04-15T07:52:00Z

    German leisure carrier Condor is looking at different optons for its future ownership as talks continue with LOT’s parent Polish Aviation Group (PGL) on conditions attached to it withdrawing from its proposed acquisition of the airline.

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    Condor acquisition ‘distorts competition’: Lufthansa

    2020-03-10T18:07:00Z

    Lufthansa has sharply criticised the planned acquisition of German leisure airline Condor by Polska Grupa Lotnicza, the parent of Polish flag carrier LOT, labelling it an example of “dubious” state intervention that “distorts competition”.

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    Condor tie-up with LOT cleared by German authorities

    2020-02-20T15:22:00Z

    German competition regulator Bundeskartellamt has cleared Polish firm Polska Grupa Lotnicza’s acquisition of leisure carrier Condor. The regulator has determined that there is “no relevant overlap” between the activities of Condor – formerly part of Thomas Cook Group – and Polish flag-carrier LOT, a subsidiary of PGL. Bundeskartellamt ...

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    Airline Business Podcast – airlines grapple with coronavirus impact

    2020-02-07T12:48:00Z

    Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss a tough start to the year for airlines

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    What does LOT’s purchase of Condor mean for Europe’s airline market?

    2020-01-28T15:19:00Z

    The conventional wisdom in the European airline industry tends to be that inevitable consolidation will be based around growth of the five biggest groups: Air France-KLM, EasyJet, IAG, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.