Airbus delivers first Condor striped A330neo

Aircraft of the A330-900 model is part of an order for 16 units that will have the unusual painting of the German airline

The German leisure carrier Condor took delivery of its first A330-900. The Airbus aircraft received the new livery with stripes, with an unusual look, and which will be applied to the 15 other units ordered by the company.

Condor’s A330neo is configured with 310 seats, 30 of them in Business, 64 in Premium Economy and 216 in Economy. The new Airbus jet is expected to replace old A330s and Boeing 767s currently in service, reducing pollutant emissions by 25%.

Condor will also upgrade its single-aisle fleet, replacing the first-generation A320s and A321s and some Boeing 757-300s with the A320neo and A321neo ordered in July.

The delivery of Condor’s first A330neo was not without incident, however. Days ago, the aircraft registration D-ANRA had its right winglet damaged after a collision with the side of a hangar in Toulouse, France.

Recovery after uncertain period

Founded in the 1950s, Condor has been controlled by several groups including Lufthansa. Three years ago, the company almost went out of business after its then main shareholder, Thomas Cook, went bankrupt.

Condor ended up bailed out by the German government and after some negotiations had share control taken over by the Attestor Capital equity fund in 2021.

Condor has an order of 16 A330neo aircraft (Airbus)
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