OSLO – On September 30, German holiday airline Condor (DE) announced that they will resume flights to Zanzibar, Tanzania – Mombasa, Kenya and Cape Town in South Africa
With the first flight to the eastern African Islands departing on the night of Friday September 30, it marks the re-inauguration of Condor’s African discovery.
On Friday, Condor flight 2282 operated by a Boeing 767-300 registered D-ABUD, departed Frankfurt Int’l Airport (FRA) for Zanzibar Int’l Airport (ZNZ), before continuing to the Kenyan city of Mombasa thereafter. The aircraft is then set to take off for Frankfurt (FRA) at 00.45am local Mombasa time on October 2.
These are not the only African destinations in store for Condor, as they will begin their Cape Town operations on Tuesday, October 4. All three destinations were last flown in the beginning of 2020 and put on an indefinite hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As of today however, the airline will yet again take passengers to these three African cities with Frankfurt to Zanzibar flying on Fridays and Sundays, with onward service to Mombasa, Kenya.
The Cape Town service is also to be served direct from Franfurt Int’l Airport (FRA) with a frequency running Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as a part of the airlines’ winter schedule.
Not the only new routes…
Besides the re-inauguration of the African routes, Condor (DE) has also restarted operations to destinations in the Indian Ocean, with Seychelles (SEZ) being operated on every Friday, and Malé, Maldives (MLE) being operated every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with their winter schedule.
The Frankfurt (FRA) – Seychelles (SEZ) route is operated by Condor’s 767-300 fleet, and the Frankfurt (FRA) – Malé (MLE) flights being operated by the A330-200 Condor has in it’s fleet.
Earlier this year, Condor also entered the Georgian market as well as they expanded their Portugal and Spain-network. Their new service from Frankfurt (FRA) to Tbilisi (TBS) was inaugurated on May 1st, but is set to stop on October 28th as the route is a part of Condor’s summer schedule.
The summer schedule-expansions to Spain and Portugal were also noticed, with Faro (FAO) getting a twice-weekly service, and Alicante (ALC) getting the same frequency for the summer schedules for Condor this year.
Condor’s new look
As the world of aviation noticed earlier this year, the airline announced their very bold new livery that varies from color to color, though, with a meaning behind every color.
The very strange livery is already on multiple Airbus A321’s in the fleet, which were in heavy use this summer. The livery was seen on the carrier’s upcoming Airbus A330-900neo this summer as well, shortly after they announced their new look.
The meaning of the selected colors are:
- “Condor Island”
- “Condor Sea”
- “Condor Sunshine”
- “Condor Passion”
- “Condor Beach”
As Condor is a holiday airline, each color represents a unique part of a vacation, such as the beach sand, the sea, the Island woods, and more.
It seems Condor is picking up where they left, with both new aircraft designs, routes and re-inaugurals. As Covid-19 hit airlines and the industry in general very hard, it’s great to see the airlines remaining, picking themselves up and it seems the carrier is doing just that with great steps forward.
The re-started routes to African cities and countries are just some of many routes that the German holiday airline will operate this winter season, with flights running from Frankfurt to tens of destinations, creating great gateways for travellers to the world.