Condor’s Frankfurt to Pittsburgh
Now boarding, for the first time since since 2004, a direct service from Germany to Pittsburgh, operated by Condor from Frankfurt. Undertaking the cake-cutting in Germany were: Condor Flight Attendant Helena Kling; Commercial Counselor for the Department of Commerce Cindy Biggs; Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis; MD Operations at Fraport Anke Giesen; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; and Director Long-Haul & Revenue Management Thomas Cook Airlines Jens Boyd.
“Non-stop service to Germany has been a top goal for the airport for several years and has been something the business community in Pittsburgh has been seeking for more than a decade,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis on the launch of Condor’s new flight from Frankfurt. “This flight will strengthen Pittsburgh International Airport’s business and leisure travel connections.” Seen cutting the cake in Pittsburgh are: Cassotis; Philipp Heinbockel, Director of Flight Operations and 767 Captain, Condor; and Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive.
To mark the official launch of the Condor service from Munich to Seattle-Tacoma, the crew and passengers were presented with commemorative gingerbread hearts.
- Condor expanded its long-haul network with the addition of twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights from Munich (MUC) to Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) on 21 June. In addition to Munich, Seattle will add new non-stop services to Mexico City, Cologne Bonn and London Gatwick later this year. International passenger traffic at the US airport is up 12% so far in 2017. Two days later the airline began another transatlantic route, this time linking Frankfurt (FRA) and Pittsburgh (PIT). It will be the first time Pittsburgh and Germany have been connected with non-stop service since 2004. Again flown twice-weekly, services will operate on Mondays and Fridays to the Pennsylvanian city. The German carrier will operate both new US services with its 767-300s, and neither route faces any direct competition. See how Pittsburgh and Seattle-Tacoma airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.