Condor will take delivery of the first A330neo in late autumn 2022

Airbus A330-900 (Photo: V1Images.com/Clément Alloing).
Airbus A330-900 (Photo: V1Images.com/Clément Alloing).

Condor will take delivery of the first A330neo in late autumn 2022

Airbus A330-900 (Photo: V1Images.com/Clément Alloing).
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The holiday airline Condor will shortly take delivery of the first Airbus A330neo. The exact date has not yet been set, but according to a spokeswoman, it should definitely be in late autumn 2022. The first routes on which the airline will use the newcomer have also already been determined.

Condor is gradually replacing the aging Boeing 767 fleet by brand new Airbus A330neo. Transitional one has some A330-200 leased, in order to be able to prepare the crews for the new type. It was originally announced that the first A2022neo would join the fleet in autumn 330. According to a spokeswoman, it remains the same: "We expect the first aircraft in autumn, even if it is not until late autumn, so that the first flight should take place this year".

Immediately after the takeover, the newcomer will not be sent on the line. As is customary in the industry, checks and preparations are made and then it starts. The first routes on which Condor is scheduled to fly with the A330neo have already been determined. Only the dates for the first missions are not final, so the company does not want to explain any further details.

"The first flights of the A330neo will take off in the direction of the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), the USA (Seattle) and the Indian Ocean (Mauritius)," said the Condor media officer. Further details, such as the arrival of the first machine at the home base in Frankfurt am Main or the exact dates of the route's first use, are not final, but it won't be very long. A few weeks ago, the A2022neo aircraft type was started in the 23/330 winter flight schedule visible in the reservation system.

Medium-haul fleet will also be renewed

Some time ago, Condor has one first glimpse of the future cabins of the A330neo fleet granted. In the course of fleet renewal, older machines that are used on short and medium-haul routes will also gradually be "crushed". One has 13 Airbus A320neo and 28 A321neo on order, which serve to renew the fleet. Some of the newcomers are leased via the Air Lease Corporation.

The incorporation of brand new A330neo, A321neo and A320neo will significantly reduce the average fleet age. At the moment this is 17 years, but the 13 Boeing 767-300ER long-haul aircraft are the “oldies”. Their average age is 27,5 years. The 12 B757-300 bring it to an average of 23.3 years. The 13 Airbus A320s are on average 18,2 years old. The four A330-200s are 14,6 years old. The eleven Airbus A321-200 are on average 8,4 years old and are therefore still the youngest members of the fleet.

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