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A Condor 757-300 taking off. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

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…

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…

LOT Polish Adds Flights to Washington Dulles

Polish flag carrier, LOT has added a new U.S destination to its route map, connecting its home base in Warsaw with Washington Dulles three times a week as of June 2, 2020.  The new flight will be operated by LOT’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the carrier operates…

LOT, Air Lease Corporation Take Delivery of First Boeing 737…

Polish carrier LOT has received its first Boeing 737 MAX under a leasing agreement with Air Lease Corporation. LOT will become the second European carrier after Norwegian to operate Boeing's overhauled 737 jet. The 737 MAX 8 aircraft with the registration SP-LVA left Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash. ferrying to…