Condor receives its first A330neo

The first of 18 A330neos for Condor

Condor has received its first Airbus A330neo at it base in Frankfurt Airport.

The aircraft, registration D-ANRA, is the first of 18 A330neos that will join the German airline by 2024. The second aircraft is also expected later this year.

They will replace the current long-haul fleet of Boeing 767s, which are gradually being replaced by the A330eos.

Quieter and more fuel efficient, the A330neos will reduce Condor’s operating costs as well as fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 25 percent.

Condor will fly the A330neos on long-haul routes. The first commercial flight should be this year from Frankfurt to Mauritius.

This will be followed in the coming weeks by other destinations such as the Maldives or Punta Cana.

Condor’s A330neos have 310 seats over 3 classes, featuring:

  • 30 seats in Business
  • 64 seats in Premium Economy
  • 216 seats in Economy class

The A330neo features the Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience and design. Passengers can enjoy many features:

  • more personal space
  • larger overhead bins
  • a new lighting system
  • the latest in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity
  • state-of-the-art cabin air system

Ralf Teckentrup, CEO Condor:

“Today is a significant one for Condor and its future. The arrival of our first A330neo in Frankfurt marks the beginning of a new era for Condor.

“The 2-liter aircraft’s fuel consumption is well below the industry average and reduces CO2 emissions by 20 percent on the same routes. This, together with state-of-the-art technologies and the highest level of comfort, is leading the way into the future and towards one of the greenest fleets in Europe.”

Airbus A330neo

The A330neo is the new generation version of the popular A330 widebody. Incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and a range of aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft offers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Airbus has produced this really nice infographic about Condor’s A330neo

The A330-900 is capable of flying 7 200 nm / 13 334 km non-stop.

At the end of November, the A330 Family had registered a total of over 1,700 firm orders of which 275 are A330neos from 24 customers.

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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