First, New Condor A330neo Crosses Atlantic
March 15, 2023
Most Sustainable Aircraft in The Sky Sports Condor’s New Eye-Catching Striped Branding
New York, NY February 13, 2023 – New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) welcomed the arrival of Condor Airlines, (DE) inaugural flight #2016 from Frankfurt today. The flight was the first to be operated to the U.S. by the popular German leisure airline’s new Airbus A330neo aircraft, the first in what will become an A330neo exclusive fleet operating on all of Condor’s long-haul flights by 2024. The A330neo will replace the previous generation of Boeing 767 aircraft and will significantly reduce Condor’s operating costs. The A330neo is the new generation version of the popular A330 widebody. Incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft reduces Condor’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent. The A330neo consumes just a half a gallon of fuel, per passenger, per 62 miles flown -- well below the industry average. It is the first aircraft in the world already certified for the regulatory reduction in CO2 emissions, which will be required by 2028, and that subsequently will reduce travelers’ environmental footprint. The A330neo supports state-of-the-art flight and navigation systems tailored to Condor’s exacting requirements, resulting in more noise- and CO2 -efficient approach and departure procedures even at particularly high-altitude airports, reducing noise pollution by up to 60 percent. The new, planet-friendly aircraft arrives just in time for the upcoming celebration of Earth Day in April and the start of the peak spring and summer transatlantic travel season, when Condor will offer daily, non-stop service from JFK to its Frankfurt hub.
Unrivalled Passenger Comfort Infight
Condor’s A330neo will offer unrivalled inflight passenger comfort and will accommodate 310 passengers, featuring 30 seats in Business, 64 seats in Premium Economy and 216 seats in Economy class. The A330neo features an award-winning, whisper quiet Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience, and design. This includes offering more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity. The A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.
Best-in-Class, New Business and Premium Economy Class
The new Condor Business Class offers 30 lie-flat (180 degree) seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all guests. The seat conveniently converts to a 76-inch long by 19-inch-wide bed. Business Class guests have access to the latest movies, series, podcasts, and games, all accessible on a 17.3-inch screen in 4K mode, with touchscreen and remote control. The first row of Business Class will also feature four “Prime Seats”, with added space large enough to accommodate two guests who wish to dine together and an extra large, 24-inch entertainment screen. The “Prime Seats” will feature added in-flight amenities including a premium travel kit, infight pajamas and a premium snack basket.
In Premium Economy Class, guests enjoy more personal space thanks to a generous extra seat pitch of 35 inches and a greater backrest angle of up to six inches. In addition, the multi-adjustable headrest and footrest at every seat ensure a significantly more comfortable flight experience. Both the Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats have 13.3-inch in-seat 4K monitors with touchscreens, which can be used to enjoy the extensive in-flight-program. Condor uses a 2-4-2 seating configuration in both classes.
A brand-new feature awaits guests in all three classes: the new A330neo offers high-speed broadband internet and onboard connectivity. The latest in-flight-entertainment technology provides a wide of films, series, and podcasts. Each seat has an extra holder for a mobile device, so that streaming is also possible. In addition, personal Bluetooth headphones can be connected to the aircraft's in-flight-entertainment system.
The cabin also features mood lighting in all three classes that can be individually adjusted to suit the time of day. This helps guests aboard to fall asleep easily and wake up more relaxed.
Modern Elegance with Stylish Accents
Visually, the new cabin product impresses with a stylish color concept featuring the "Condor Marina" and "Condor Earth" color schemes as well as subtle stripes as a recurring design element. This includes a striped badge on every seat as well as uniformly striped headrest covers in Business and Premium Economy Class. This complements Condor’s new branding which is proudly displayed on the exterior of each A330neo.
“We are thrilled that New York/JFK is our first North American gateway to receive our next-generation A330neo aircraft, which is truly a game-changer for Condor and for transatlantic travel,“ said Mikko Turtiainen, director of sales, The Americas “The response to the A330neo by the first guests to fly with us has been overwhelmingly positive, and we can’t wait to have more Americans experience this modern, stylish, and sustainable aircraft as we roll out more of our A330neo fleet across North America. We’re also very excited to bring the A330neo to our new terminal seven home at JFK, where we just recently located alongside our partner, Alaska Airlines and next door to our partner JetBlue, allowing for even easier connectivity.”
For more information and to book flights visit: https://www.condor.com/us
About CondorAs Germany's most popular leisure airline, Condor has been taking its guests to the world's most beautiful holiday destinations for more than 65 years. Every year, more than nine million guests fly with Condor from the nine largest airports in Germany, from Zurich in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria to around 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and North America. Condor operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft, which are maintained by the company's own maintenance operation, Condor Technik GmbH, according to the highest safety standards at the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf locations. In spring 2022, Germany's most popular vacation carrier unveiled its new brand identity: Condor is vacation and vacation is stripes. Inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs, Condor now wears stripes in five colours. This clearly shows the development from a vacation airline to a unique and unmistakable vacation brand. The new design was unveiled with the first A330neo, which will take off for Condor from fall 2022. As the German launch customer, Condor will then be flying 16 A330neo long-haul aircraft. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and maximum efficiency, the latest-generation two-litre aircraft is the European front-runner, consuming just half a gallon of fuel, per passenger, per 62 miles flown and provides maximum customer comfort. Moreover, Condor will receive 41 brand-new short- and medium-haul aircraft of the A32Xneo family from 2024 and will therefore enable a more responsible way of travelling in the future.
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