They’re all heart! Condor started weekly flights from Munich to Halifax in Canada on 3 June. Cutting the ribbon along with the first flight crew and hostesses in traditional Bavarian costumes were: Wilken Bellmann, Head of Network Development Long Haul, Condor; Martin Laubenthal, Director Traffic Development, Munich Airport; and Jennifer May, Chargée d’affaires at the Canadian Embassy to Germany.
Flags were flying and the cupcakes were baked ready for the arrival in Halifax of Condor’s flight from Munich. No doubt happy with his latest new route success, was Richard Garson (in baseball cap on right), Manager, Air Service Development at Halifax Airport. He celebrated with a coffee!
- Condor started two more routes from its third biggest operation at Munich (MUC) – only Frankfurt and Palma de Mallorca are bigger for the German leisure airline. On 3 June, the airline began flights to Halifax (YHZ) in Canada with a Havana (HAV) route commencing the following day. The capital of the province of Nova Scotia is the first Canadian Condor destination from Munich. Both new services are operated weekly (Fridays for Halifax, Saturdays for Havana) by the airline’s 767-300 fleet, with no direct competition. “With five destinations and currently 17 flights per week, Canada is an important and successful part of our flight programme. In the past, we have been able to further extend the trust put in our airline, not only in Germany, but also in Canada. We are now expanding our programme by an additional flight from Munich to connect the south of Germany to the dream destination of Nova Scotia,” said Wilken Bellmann, Head of Network Development Long-Haul, Condor. “Through our Canadian partner airline, WestJet, we are also offering onward flights to 30 more destinations in Canada such as St. John’s, Ottawa or Deer Lake in Canada.” Martin Laubenthal, Director Traffic Development, Munich Airport added: “Canada is becoming more and more popular and therefore we were very pleased when our long-term partner Condor decided to launch Halifax as a new destination from Munich.” Comments were also made at the Canadian end of the route: “We’re delighted Condor has added this new non-stop service to Bavaria’s capital,” said Joyce Carter, Halifax Airport President & CEO. “This increased air service provides our passengers with another destination for European travel while providing our province the opportunity to welcome German tourists. And of course, Munich Airport also provides an excellent point for travellers wanting access to or from Austria and Northern Italy.” See how Halifax’s FTWA compares to the other 13 entries from around the world this week.