Condor's First Flight From Frankfurt to Minneapolis-St. Paul

Leisure Airline Now Flies Non-Stop to the Twin Cities

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2014) - Condor, Germany's most popular airline, is increasing its long-haul offer from Frankfurt (FRA) to the United States with its first flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). The flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul took off from Frankfurt at 2:15pm today. The Boeing 767-300 offers a new cabin interior with new seats in all three classes and individual on-demand entertainment system.

Uwe Balser, Managing Director of Condor, Anke Giesen executive board of Ground Handling Fraport AG, and Kevin C. Milas, Consul General of the United States in Frankfurt, greeted passengers at the gate: colorful balloons, a traditional jazz band and a cheerleader group helped create the Midwest mood that passengers would find at their destination. Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of 12 North American destinations in the airline's 2014 summer schedule. Further destinations are Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS), Seattle (SEA), Anchorage (ANC), Calgary (YYC), Fairbanks (FAI), Halifax (YHZ), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR) and Whitehorse (YXY).

"A new flight is always a special event for an airline, and that's why we'd like to celebrate it with our passengers," said Uwe Balser. "The new connection not only offers our customers in Europe an easy route to the heart of the United States, but is also an opportunity for our American guests to fly conveniently non-stop to Europe."

Anke Giesen welcomes the new destination from Frankfurt Airport: "With Minneapolis, we offer almost 300 destinations that can be reached nonstop from Frankfurt. This emphasizes the outstanding quality of the connections of our airport and shows that we are one of the most international hubs in Europe."

During the 2014 summer season, Condor will be flying non-stop from Frankfurt to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights from Frankfurt to Minneapolis-St. Paul can now be booked online or through any travel agent.

Condor flights from Frankfurt to Minneapolis in the 2014 summer season at a glance:

Day of operation Mondays and Thursdays
Aircraft Boeing 767-300 with 259 seats
Flight times FRA-MSP (local times) DE1042 Mondays 2:15 - 5:00 p.m.
DE4042 Thursdays 2:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Flight times MSP-FRA (local times) DE1043 Mondays 6:40 p.m - 10:40 a.m.
DE4043 Thursdays 10:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Duration of flight (average) FRA-MSP: 9 hours 45 minutes
MSP-FRA: 9 hours

Condor Flugdienst GmbH has been flying its passengers to the world's most beautiful holiday destinations since 1956. On an annual basis, 7 million passengers fly with Condor to around 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Since 2013, the German airline Condor, is part of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines to which the Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia also belong. The fleet of the airlines in the Thomas Cook Group comprises 88 modern and environmentally friendly aircraft, of which 40 aircraft are in the Condor fleet: 12 Airbus A320s, 3 Airbus A321, 13 Boeing 757-300s and 12 Boeing 767-300s. The aircraft are maintained by the airline's own technical operations. Condor is co-initiator of the four-litre-campaign of the federal association of German aviation (BDL): German aviation consumption of kerosene is less than 4 litres per passenger on 100 kilometres.

Contact Information:

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