30 August 2012

German airline Condor to launch direct flights to Cape Town

German leisure carrier Condor is launching direct flights between Frankfurt and Cape Town on 3 November 2012.

Condor will fly a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the Frankfurt/Cape Town route. Condor will fly a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the Frankfurt/Cape Town route.

As Germany’s most popular leisure carrier, we want everyone we take on vacation to get their money’s worth. South Africa is extremely popular as a vacation destination and belongs in Condor’s flight plan - Achim Lameyer, Condor’s vice-president of sales.

Condor will soon operate 2 weekly return Frankfurt/Cape Town flights. The direct flights out of Frankfurt will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and flights out of Cape Town on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Passengers will benefit from convenient overnight connections with flights departing from Frankfurt at 22:05 on Tuesdays, and 20:40 on Saturdays, arriving in Cape Town at 10:50 and 09:25 respectively the following day.

The Wednesday flight leaving Cape Town will depart at 23:20 arriving in Frankfurt at 10:20 the following day, with the Sunday flight departing from Cape Town at 18:55 and arriving in Frankfurt at 05:55.

The carrier, which describes itself on its website as being a 'no frills' airline, will operate a Boeing 767-300 aircraft on the route, configured into economy, premium economy and business-class seats.

‘As Germany's most popular leisure carrier, we want everyone we take on vacation to get their money's worth,' said Achim Lameyer, Condor’s vice-president of sales. 'South Africa is extremely popular as a vacation destination and belongs in Condor's flight plan.’
 
Condor flights can be booked online on the Condor website. All inclusive one-way fares out of Frankfurt start from €378 (about R3 987) in economy class, €578 (about R6 096) in premium economy and €1 488 (about R15 695) in business class.

General sales agent AVIAREPS’s Johannesburg team has been appointed to position Condor in the South African market and is the point of contact for all sales and reservations queries in the country. Fares for flights to be booked in South Africa have not yet been finalised.

Condor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomas Cook, 1 of the world’s leading tour operators, currently operates to more than 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.