Condor Airlines expands US route network

Condor Airlines, part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, will expand its route network this summer with new, non-stop service from San Diego, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans to Frankfurt and beyond, the airline said.

It will also add new, non-stop service to Munich from existing gateways in Seattle and Las Vegas. All the new routes will use Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

This is the airline´s largest US expansion in its 60-year history, and the first time Condor has flown from San Diego, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans. The carrier currently serves the US from Anchorage, Austin, Baltimore, Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has seen passenger numbers from North America to Europe more than double in the last three years, with 9 newly introduced routes within this period. More than 1 million passengers used the airlines´ services via the North Atlantic in 2016.

The Condor route network includes more than 75 destinations with connections to more than 230 global destinations through partnerships with other carriers. US partners such as Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Sun Country provide easy access to Condor´s long-haul flights from many cities across the country, while the extensive partner network in Frankfurt and Munich, consisting of Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines, Swiss and many more, connects passengers with flights throughout Europe.

The Thomas Cook Group Airlines is part of the Thomas Cook Group plc. and consists of four leisure-focused airlines: Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, and Condor Airlines. The airlines carry 16.7 million passengers per year to roughly 100 destinations, generating revenues of GBP 2.8bn. The combined fleet consists of 95 aircraft including 25 new Airbus A321 that joined as of 2016.