Social Media's Favorite Colorful Airline Just Added New Routes From the U.S. to Europe
German carrier Condor Airlines has added and restored flights to the U.S. with service to key markets for the first time after having been on pause during the pandemic.
The airline, recently known for its fun and bright paint job, will fly from a total of 12 U.S. cities with connections throughout Europe with new additions of New York (JFK), Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco starting in May.
Condor's non-stop routes to Frankfurt from Portland, Phoenix, and Minneapolis, also beginning in May, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. in June will be returning. Earlier this year, Condor began flying once again non-stop from Seattle, Las Vegas, Anchorage, and Fairbanks to Frankfurt.
"Due to the pandemic, travel to Europe from the U.S. was only accessible to a limited extent for the past two summers," Mathias Friess, Condor's vice president and area manager, North America, said in a statement. "As a result, we are seeing an unpresented amount of pent-up demand from Americans who are now eager to visit Europe. We are pleased to offer Germany's most popular, affordable and award-winning service to more Americans this summer with our expanded route network."
Condor offers connecting service to more than 100 destinations throughout Europe from its Frankfurt hub on Condor and its airline and rail partners, including Lufthansa, SAS, Aegean Airlines, and others. JetBlue is an interline partner of Condor, enabling U.S. travelers to fly on JetBlue's U.S. network of feeder flights to Condor's gateways.
Features in Condor's Business Class include lie-flat seats, personal touch-screen entertainment systems, seat power ports, and five-course meals with complimentary wine, beer, and cocktails. In addition, Business Class passengers receive priority check-in and have lounge access. Those flying Premium Class will enjoy seats with added legroom, leg rests, adjustable headrests, in-seat entertainment systems with extended programs, seat USB ports, premium meals, and complimentary beverages.
Condor recently launched a new design for its aircraft that created plenty of internet buzz. Its planes will be painted in stripes inspired by beach towels, parasols, and beach chairs in one of five colors: yellow, red, blue, green, and beige. Look also for the new design on crew uniforms, onboard dining items, airport signage, and boarding passes.