Condor’s Frankfurt to Providence
“Our lovely twins would have stolen the show of even the world’s most beautiful cake, so we just did cup cakes.” The words of a Condor spokesperson on the launch of the airline’s twice-weekly service to Providence on the US east coast.
Later that day on 18 June, but across the pond in Providence, celebrations were a bit more formal, with a more traditional route launch cake. The ribbon cutters on the front row were: Congressman David Cicilline; Condor Pilot Gunnar Schmidt; Congressman James Langevin; and Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board Chair John Savage.
19 June and we’re back in Germany for the launch of the airline’s next US service, this time to Portland in Oregon. Doing the ceremonial cake cutting honours were: Uwe Balser, MD Operations of Condor; Anke Giesen, Fraport’s Executive Board Member and Executive Director Operations; and Christian Zerbian, Country Manager, Brand USA.
Again, later that day, the inaugural flight from Frankfurt was welcomed by this formidable line-up and tremendous cake, which included: Rick Aizawa, Port of Portland Senior Manager Air Service Development; Janet Gorecki-Mackanin, Condor Head of Sales and Marketing, North America & Caribbean; Jeff Miller, Travel Portland President and CEO (in back row); Isabel Lindsay, Condor Manager Sales Development & Strategy North America; Keith Leavitt, Port of Portland, CCO; Philipp Heinbockel, Condor Captain; Wilken Bellmann, Condor Head of Network Development; David Zielke, Port of Portland GM of Air Service Development; Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO; and other Condor crew members.
- Condor has launched two new seasonal services to the US from its base at Frankfurt (FRA). On 18 June the leisure airline introduced twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) flights on the 5,958-kilometre sector to Providence (PVD) in Rhode Island, which will operate until 3 September. The following day, the airline started twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) flights on the 8,383-kilometre sector to Portland (PDX) in Oregon, which will operate until 4 September. Both services are flown by the carrier’s 259-seat 767-300s, and neither faces direct competition. See how Portland and Providence airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.