Half of Condor’s fleet now renewed

A Condor Airbus A330 in flight.
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Germany’s Condor has officially recorded half their fleet as renewed, the airline has recently revealed. Condor first revealed its plans to renew and replace their long haul fleet of Boeing 767s back in 2021.

The leisure/full-service carrier has recently taken delivery of yet another Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which acts as a key part in this announcement. So far, Condor has taken delivery of one Airbus A330neo monthly since November of last year.

New A330neo – Halfway there

Following the delivery of Condor’s latest A330-900neo aircraft, the company announces they have officially renewed half of their aircraft fleet.

The recent delivery, registered D-ANRB, becomes the ninth A330-900neo aircraft delivered to Condor the past 9 months, with the first being delivered just shy of Christmas last year.

The A330neo aircraft was chosen as the sole replacement for Condor’s long haul fleet programme and their aging Boeing 767 fleet, which they are soon to retire.

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On the astonishing news from Condor, Christian Schmitt, Chief Operations Officer and Accountable Manager Condor, said:

“Thanks to the great commitment of our Condor team, the well-rehearsed cooperation with Airbus, the suppliers and the authorities, we have already been able to fleet half of the 18 aircraft ordered with the current aircraft.”

“The feedback on the new long-haul aircraft, the comfort and design, and the amenities has been great. We are proud to be able to offer our guests a completely new Condor border experience in a class of its own with this, and to be flying the A330neo on all long-haul routes from 2024.”

Short & Medium-Haul renewal to follow

Announced in the summer of last year, Condor has also opted for A320neo family series aircraft to replace their current A320ceo family fleet.

In this replacement plan, Condor’s current A320/A321 and Boeing 757 aircraft will all be replaced with factory-new Airbus A320neo and A321neo models from Airbus.

The quantity of aircraft will be 13 A320neo aircraft and 28 A321neo aircraft, Aerotime reported. According to Aerotime, chief executive Ralf Teckentrup of Condor said the following:

“With the replacement of our entire long-haul fleet with the latest 2-litre aircraft by early 2024, it is the obvious next step for us to modernise our short-haul and medium-haul fleet as well,”

“With our new A320neo and A321neo aircraft, we are consistently developing our fleet and ourselves as a company, and also taking care of our own ambition to enable responsible and at the same time comfortable travel with significantly reduced carbon emissions, lower fuel consumption and less noise,”

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