After a long absence, the holiday airline Condor is back at Nuremberg Airport. The first flight took place last Saturday, but the formal welcome with a water fountain from the fire brigade took place on Monday. The Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-AIYC was used.
The long-haul aircraft took off punctually from Son Sant Joan Airport and reached the Franconian airport around 20 minutes earlier than planned. After several years of abstinence, Condor is now operating the Nuremberg – Palma connection, initially four times a week, as scheduled with A320/A321 aircraft or the larger Boeing 757-300.
From the end of May 2022, an expansion to a daily departure is planned by the end of the 2022 summer flight schedule, with “the German’s favorite island” being served up to 42 times a week from Albrecht Dürer Airport.
The “new” Condor Airbus 330-200 will be used occasionally during the Easter holidays, which are also currently taking place in Bavaria. The two long-haul aircraft currently in use are used exclusively on short and medium-haul routes, for line training for the cockpit and cabin, in order to quickly equip as many crews as possible with the required rating for the new aircraft type in the Condor fleet and as many "cycles" as possible in a short time time to complete.
The current A330-200 widebody aircraft are all former Etihad Airways aircraft configured in a two-class configuration consisting of business and economy class. These are intended to prepare both crews and the airline in day-to-day operations for the ordered brand-new A330neos, which the airline expects in the course of 2022.
Thanks to a cooperation with the airport, Condor's Business Class guests can use the "Dürer Airport Lounge" free of charge and enjoy a snack or a hot or cold drink in a stylish and quiet ambience before departure.