Condor Receives Award for Continuous Service From Yukon

Condor Introduced Flights to the Canadian Territory in 1999 and Remains the Exclusive Carrier for Flights Between Yukon and Europe

WHITEHORSE, YT--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) -  For the past 17 years, Condor customers blazed the trail of travel between the great outdoors of Yukon and Frankfurt, Germany, in the center of Europe. For Condor's longstanding commitment in the development of Yukon's tourism, Uwe Balser, Condor's Chief Operations Officer, accepted the Award for Continuous Service today in Whitehorse. The award was presented by the Honorable Premier of Yukon, Darrell Pasloski, and the Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture, Elaine Taylor.

"Whitehorse is a cornerstone in our long-haul network. Since the inaugural flight on May 18, 1999 we have flown almost 100,000 travelers to one of the most fascinating regions of North America. The Yukon is well known among outdoor enthusiast from the German speaking countries and complements our broad portfolio of destinations very well," Uwe Balser said during a joint press conference. "We are also pleased to see that more and more Yukoners are using our service for their travels to Europe. This is a great success of our cooperation over the past 17 years."

Yukon has much to offer as a tourism destination to travelers from German-speaking countries, including beautiful scenery, pristine wilderness, authentic First Nation cultural experiences and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, "Minister Taylor said. "The Government of Yukon is pleases to recognize Condor Airlines for it longstanding commitment to providing convenient, affordable air access from Frankfurt to Whitehorse."

Since the first flight in 1999, Condor has been serving Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport during the summer months at least once per week with a Boeing 767. The aircraft features a three class cabin layout with seats in Business, Premium and Economy Class. Condor is the exclusive airline directly connecting Whitehorse with Europe. This summer, Germany's favorite leisure airline offers direct flights from Whitehorse to Frankfurt each Sunday.

Condor flights from Whitehorse to Frankfurt in summer 2016 at a glance:

Day of operation   Sunday
Aircraft   Boeing 767-300 with Economy Class, Premium Class and Business Class
Flight times YXY-FRA (local)   DE2427     6.05pm - 12.35+pm
Flight times FRA-YXY (local)   DE2426     3.35pm - 4.05pm
Flight duration (average)   9 hours 30 minutes

Since 1956, Condor Flugdienst GmbH has been flying its guests to the best holiday destinations worldwide. Every year, over 7 million customers fly with Condor to around 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. As part of the Thomas Cook Group, Condor, along with the airlines Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium form the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The fleet belonging to the airlines for the Thomas Cook Group consists of 91 modern and environmentally friendly planes, 42 of which are part of the Condor fleet: 9 Airbus A320s, 7 Airbus A321s, 13 Boeing 757-300s and 13 Boeing 767-300s. The planes are maintained by the airline's own technical workshop. In a German test study on brand strength from the customers' point of view in August 2015, Condor received the award for "customer favorite 2015" in gold. It is safe to say, therefore, that Condor is amongst the most popular brands in Germany. In May 2015, holiday travelers chose Condor over 7 other airlines in a customer satisfaction survey, voting it "Germany's favorite airline."

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Press contact:
Condor Flugdienst GmbH
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