After Lufthansa, its competitor Condor also recently operated a long flight from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt am Main. The D-ANRI was on its way to Vancouver, but had to turn around after about 2,5 hours of flight time and land back at its origin.
The landing was carried out safely. The reason for the unusual sightseeing flight was a technical defect. The pilots noticed a strange smell in the cockpit, so they decided to return to Frankfurt am Main for safety reasons, the company said.
The Condor flight DE2454, which was carried out on September 18, 2023 with the Airbus A330-900 with the registration D-ANRI, was affected. The plane landed safely in Frankfurt am Main around five hours after takeoff. Just recently it was at Lufthansa came on a comparable “sightseeing flight”.