Condor’s Frankfurt to Rangoon
Celebrating Europe’s only non-stop route to Burma/Myanmar was a grand cake shaped as Rangoon/Yangon’s golden Shwedagon Pagoda. The cake and then ribbon for the new landmark route were cut by Pierre Dominique Prümm, Fraport’s Division Manager Flight and Terminal Operations; Marie-Luise Thüne, Board Member Wings of Help, a charity with many projects in Myanmar; U Soe Nwe, Myanmar’s Ambassador to Germany; and Uwe Balser, Condor’s COO.
- Condor launched two new long haul routes on 6 November; both with 270-seat 767-300ER aircraft. The German Thomas Cook Group leisure airline then launched a weekly service from its Frankfurt (FRA) home base to Rangoon (RGN), becoming the first and only carrier to serve Burma/Myanmar non-stop from Europe. On the return sector, flights operate via Phuket in Thailand. The airline also launched its second route to Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic after its flights from Frankfurt when the airline began operating once a week from Austria’s capital Vienna (VIE).