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Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

Posted on 02 Aug 2021 and read 526 times
Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisationGerman airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the Airbus A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine.

Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ ‘state of the art’ A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a step-change in performance and economics. The airline will operate the A330neo on its international long-haul network to the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.

Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of international, said: “Condor excels in operating profitably many routes no other carrier is able to; we are proud to see a demanding airline such as Condor selecting our latest-technology A330neo as the aircraft of choice, building the future of its widebody fleet in the relentless pursuit of lowest operating costs and passenger comfort.

“By operating the A320 and A330neo aircraft side by side, the airline will benefit from all the commonality economics these two premium products offer, with the embedded flexibility to address new and existing markets with the right-sized, right-efficiency aircraft.”

Mr Scherer added: “The A330neo has won a thorough competition yet again, as it has in the vast majority of competitive evaluations these last three years. The decision by Condor to modernise its long-haul fleet with A330neos will also set a new benchmark on the airline’s trajectory towards more sustainable flying.”

Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup said: “We are proud to be the German launch customer for the A330neo. Thanks to the latest technology and maximum efficiency of the aircraft, we will be taking off with our new aircraft from autumn 2022 with fuel consumption of just 2.1 litres per passenger per 100km. With this value, we are the front-runner in Germany and, as the most popular leisure airline, we will consistently continue to interweave the themes of sustainability and holidays.”

He added: “On board, our customers can expect the highest levels of comfort in a brand new Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. We are looking forward to our new aircraft and to the successful cooperation with Airbus as a strong partner by our side.”

The Airbus A330neo is a true next-generation aircraft, incorporating the latest A350 technologies, with A330 profitability and Airbus commonality. Equipped with the stunning Airspace cabin, the A330neo offers a unique passenger experience, brimming with the latest in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity.

It is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and A350-inspired winglets. The aircraft also provides an unprecedented level of efficiency, with 25% lower fuel-burn and CO2 emissions per seat than previous-generation competitors. Thanks to its tailored, mid-sized capacity and excellent range versatility, the A330neo is considered the ideal aircraft to support operators in their post-Covid-19 recovery.