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05/29/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/30/2024 07:30

New Condor A330neo Touches Down in Baltimore/Washington

Media Contacts:

Charles Mardiks

Mardiks Public Relations

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 646-283-5273

Johanna Tillmann, Senior Communications Manager

Condor Flugdienst GmbH

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +49 (0) 6107-939-7804

Baltimore, MD, May 29, 2024 - Just in time for the peak summer travel season, Condor Airlines' new A330neo, sporting Condor's eye-catching, striped branding, arrives at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Condor will offer non-stop flights to its Frankfurt hub three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday), with easy connections to 100+ destinations throughout Europe and beyond. The A330neo will replace the previous generation of Boeing 767 aircraft and will significantly reduce Condor's operating costs and offer increased passenger and cargo capacity into the Baltimore/Washington market.​

The A330neo Is the new version of the popular A330 widebody. incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft reduces Condor's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent. The A330neo consumes just a half a gallon of fuel, per passenger, per 62 miles flown - -- well below the industry average. It is the first aircraft in the world already certified for the regulatory reduction in CO2 emissions, which will be required by 2028, and that subsequently will reduce travelers' environmental footprint. The A330neo supports state-of-the-art flight and navigation systems tailored to Condor's exacting requirements, resulting in more noise- and CO2 -efficient approach and departure procedures, even at particularly high-altitude airports, reducing noise pollution by up to 60 percent.

"The National Capital Region, connecting the District, Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most important transatlantic gateways in the U.S., and a key gateway for Condor's growing U.S. network. We are thrilled to introduce our A330neo to BWI, one of the most-convenient airports serving the nation's capital and the metro region. The A330neo is truly a game-changer for Condor and for transatlantic travel, and we are excited to introduce our next-generation aircraft to government, corporate and leisure travelers living and working in the area," said Mikko Turtiainen, director of sales, The Americas.

"BWI Marshall is a world-class airport and a critical international gateway," said Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. "Condor is adding an enhanced level of service and comfort for our shared passengers. This innovative aircraft will improve the travel experience for our customers."

Unrivalled Passenger Comfort Inflight

Condor's A330neo will offer unrivalled inflight passenger comfort and will accommodate 310 passengers, featuring 30 seats in Business, 64 seats in Premium Economy and 216 seats in Economy class. The A330neo features an award-winning, whisper quiet Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience, and design. This includes offering more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity. The A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system, ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.

Best-in-Class, New Business and Premium Economy Class

The new Condor Business Class offers 30, lie-flat (180 degree) seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all guests. The seat conveniently converts to a 76-inch long by 19-inch-wide bed. Business Class guests have access to the latest movies, series, podcasts, and games, all accessible on a 17.3-inch screen in 4K mode, with touchscreen and remote control. The first row of Business Class will also feature four "Prime Seats", with added space large enough to accommodate two guests who wish to dine together and an extra large, 24-inch entertainment screen. The "Prime Seats" will feature added in-flight amenities including a premium travel kit, inflight pajamas and a premium snack basket.

In Premium Economy Class, guests enjoy more personal space thanks to a generous extra seat pitch of 35 inches and a greater backrest angle of up to six inches. In addition, the multi-adjustable headrest and footrest at every seat ensure a significantly more comfortable flight experience. Both the Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats have 13.3-inch in-seat 4K monitors with touchscreens, which can be used to enjoy the extensive in-flight-program. Condor's A330neo features a 2-4-2 seating configuration in both classes.

A brand-new feature awaits guests in all three classes: Condor's new A330neo offers high-speed broadband internet and onboard connectivity. The latest in-flight-entertainment technology provides a wide of films, series, and podcasts. Each seat has an extra holder for mobile device, so that streaming is also possible. In addition, personal Bluetooth headphones can be connected to the aircraft's in-flight-entertainment system.

The cabin also features mood lighting in all three classes that can be individually adjusted to suit the time of day. This helps guests aboard to fall asleep easily and wake up more relaxed.

Modern Elegance with Stylish Accents

Visually, the new cabin product impresses with a stylish color concept featuring the "Condor Marina" and "Condor Earth" color schemes as well as subtle stripes as a recurring design element. This includes a striped badge on every seat as well as uniformly striped headrest covers in Business and Premium Economy Class. This complements Condor's new branding which is proudly displayed on the exterior of each A330neo. The design of the cabin was implemented by the design agency müller/romca industrial design based in Kiel. Remo Masala, owner of the visionalphabet agency in Berlin, who designed Condor's new brand identity, guided the process with creative direction.

Along with Baltimore/Washington (BWI), this summer Condor will operate from a total of 18 North American cities to Frankfurt: including New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Miami, (MIA), Portland (PDX), Minneapolis (MSP), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), San Antonio (SAT), Anchorage (ANC), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG) and Halifax (YHZ).

For more information and to book flights visit: https://www.condor.com/us