The German holiday airline Condor will use the Airbus A330-200 aircraft commercially from Saturday. The first flight will be conducted with the D-AIYC on the Düsseldorf-Palma de Mallorca route. The company announced this.
On Thursday, Condor received the formal approval that entitles it to operate passenger flights with the Airbus A330-200 model. The "Estling" is the D-AIYC. . As one of four A330-200s, the aircraft is expected to be in service for Condor for around two years on an interim basis. From autumn 2022, Condor will successively enter the fleet of the brand-new A330neo long-haul aircraft with a three-class product.
“Today's passenger flight of the first A330-200 is an important step for Condor in preparation for the fleet renewal and towards the future. In the past few weeks, we have been preparing intensively for this day and for the use of the aircraft, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on board on their flight to Mallorca on Saturday,” says Christian Schmitt, COO Condor. "Even if the aircraft will initially only be used for the transition as part of the modernization of our fleet, we offer our guests Economy and Business Class on these flights so that the holiday can begin on the aircraft."
The Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-AIYC will initially be used on short and medium-haul routes and will probably also be used on long-haul routes in the summer. Unlike the new Condor A330neo, which will fly in a three-class configuration, the Condor Airbus A330-200 will have a two-class configuration with 240 Economy Class seats and 22 Business Class seats. The A330-200 offers all Business Class passengers comfortable seats that can be converted into completely flat beds at the push of a button. All Economy Class seats have a monitor as well as a USB port and a socket on the seat, so guests can charge their mobile devices at any time. The free WiFi in-flight entertainment program Condor FlyStream, which guests can conveniently stream from their mobile devices, will soon also be available on board the aircraft.