The holiday airline Condor announced at the end of July 2022 that 13 Airbus A320neo and 28 A321neo will be flown into the fleet. The US Air Lease Corporation has now announced that a significant part is leased from this company.
Those machines that Condor will lease from ALC are to be handed over from 2024. The factory-new aircraft come from existing Lessor delivery slots. Accordingly, the holiday airline will lease 17 Airbus A321neos and two A320neos from Air Lease Corporation. The company is a major customer of the European aircraft manufacturer and is waiting for the delivery of over 120 medium-haul jets from the A320neo series.
“With this significant lease of 19 new generation Airbus aircraft, ALC continues its excellent relationship with Condor, one of our key German airline customers. The A321neo and A320neo are fundamental to Condor's fleet operations and to maintaining the airline's highly competitive position in the European market,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.
It is planned that the modernization of the short-haul fleet will start as soon as the A330neo deliveries are completed. The second phase of the rejuvenation process will begin in 2024, when Condor will take delivery of new A321neo and A320neo aircraft to replace the Boeing 757 and older Airbus A320 family jets.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with ALC in the future. We are grateful for this cooperation because it supports Condor in achieving its next milestones. After replacing our entire long-haul fleet, the next logical step for us is to also modernize our short- and medium-haul fleet. We consistently rely on modern technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort and will therefore have one of the most environmentally friendly fleets in Europe," says Condor boss Ralf Teckentrup.