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German Holiday Companies Condor and TUIfly Mull Merger

There are reportedly plans for the formation of a joint venture between Condor and TUI fly Deutschland, according to local outlet Boersenzeitung, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. According to the report, the driving force for the merger of the two state-supported carriers comes from local and national politicians. Condor is currently flying under a protective shield of the federal government. Having experienced severe turbulence due to the insolvency of its parent company Thomas Cook, the German holiday airline initially…

German Airline Condor Announces Staff Reductions

The COVID-19 pandemic will claim more jobs in the airline industry. German low-cost carrier Condor Airlines has announced that it will be reducing its staff load by 15-25%, an airline executive has announced in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. The move will affect between 650 and 1,000…

At a Glance: European Airlines Response to COVID-19

As the effects of the global pandemic take full effect across the world, the bosses of major airlines across Europe have begun to announce what measures they will take to help protect their airlines for future operations. Some have decided to defer orders, others have decided to expedite the retirements…

Polish Carrier LOT Abandons Plan to Take Over Condor

LOT's parent company Polish Aviation Group (PGL) has decided not to buy German holiday company Condor, a move that brings no real surprise following the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had so far on the aviation industry. The state-owned group had announced its intention to buy Condor for around €300…

LOT Polish Airlines to Purchase Condor

The owner of the national airline of Poland, LOT, has announced it has purchased former Thomas Cook-owned carrier, Condor. The German leisure carrier has been without an owner since the collapse of Thomas Cook earlier last year. The combined carriers will operate 140 aircraft, serving 20 million passengers between bases…

European Commission Approves $420 Million Loan to Condor

German carrier Condor has been approved a €380 million Euros ($420 million) loan by the European Commission to be used for the carrier’s restructuring and pathway for economic viability, following the demise of its parent company Thomas Cook. The loan, provided by German state-owned bank KfW, is subject to the…

Eurowings Makes Move to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport

Eurowings recently made the move to a new location at its base in Munich. The Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline subsidiary has moved all departure and arrival operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 of Munich Airport starting in the beginning of June in a move to give their travelers a…

Lufthansa Enters and Condor Exits Austin Market

Buried deep in a press release sent on Sept. 27, Lufthansa gave a glimpse of hope for its shrinking Frankfurt hub which keeps seeing capacity reduction and international flights being transferred to the nearby Munich Airport. The airline subtly announced that it plans to offer its first connection between Frankfurt…

The Leisure Liner: How Airlines are Utilizing the Boeing 757-300…

Following the success of the Boeing 757-200, the Boeing 757-300 was originally launched in 1996 as a way to provide a narrowbody alternative to the Boeing 767-200 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-10. The aircraft would have the same wingspan and height as the Boeing 757-200 but a 23.4-foot longer fuselage would allow…

Condor Airlines Adds Third Flight to Austin

Condor Airlines will be expanding it's service to Austin, Texas by adding an additional flight to the Texas capital beginning on June 27, 2018. The airline will begin it's summer seasonal service on May 28, 2018 and flights will run until September 27, 2018. The low-cost German airline chose Austin…