Condor connects Cologne Bonn to Cuba

Condor’s Cologne Bonn to Varadero

Cutting the ribbon on the Cologne Bonn Airport apron to launch the new Varadero service, along with some of the aircraft’s crew and Cuban dancers, were: Tobias Lyssy, Head of Business Development and Aviation Marketing, Cologne Bonn Airport; Uwe Balser, MD Operations, Condor (fifth from left); René Juan Mujica Cantelar, Cuban Ambassador in Germany (sixth from left); Michael Garvens, Chairman of the Management Board Cologne Bonn Airport (third from right); Ulrich Stiller, Director Marketing & Sales, Cologne Bonn Airport (right). In fact, it seems this cake design was copied from Zurich’s masterpiece, especially baked for Edelweiss Air’s launch to Havana back in May.

A safari-themed cake was on display for the start of Condor’s twice-weekly 767-300 service to Windhoek in Namibia, which competes with Air Namibia’s daily operation. Doing the cake-cutting honours were: Uwe Balser, MD Operations Condor; Eike Becker-Krüger, His Excellency Honorary Consul of Namibia in Germany; and Dr. Pierre-Dominique Prümm, Senior Executive Vice President Fraport.

Condor Frankfurt to Grenada new route

The second of the two new routes which were launched by Condor to the Caribbean this week was a weekly service from Frankfurt to Grenada, and was marked by the flight crew with the national flags being hung out of the cockpit window.

  • Condor has used the last week to start flights from three German airports to four destinations spread across the Caribbean and Africa. The longest of the four sectors is the twice-weekly 767-300 operation from Frankfurt (FRA) to Windhoek (WDH) in Namibia, which is 8,081 kilometres in length. The shortest of the four sectors is the weekly operation from Paderborn (PAD) to Hurghada (HRG), which is 3,436 kilometres in length. Only one of the four new services faces direct competition.
Launch date From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
4 Nov Cologne Bonn (CGN) Varadero (VRA) B763 (1)
5 Nov Frankfurt (FRA) Grenada (GND)
10 Nov Windhoek (WDH) B763 (2) Air Nambia (7)
6 Nov Paderborn (PAD) Hurghada (HRG) A32S (1)
Source: New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 11 November. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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