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New Condor A330neo lands at Halifax Stanfield Airport

New Condor A330neo lands at Halifax Stanfield Airport
New Condor A330neo lands at Halifax Stanfield Airport

Condor Air’s new A330neo has landed at HSIA. (Submitted photo)

HALIFAX STANFIELD: Just in time for the peak summer season, Condor Airlines’ new A330neo, featuring Condor’s striking striped branding, arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ).

Condor offers direct flights to its hub in Frankfurt four times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday), with easy connections to more than 100 destinations throughout Europe and beyond.

The A330neo replaces the previous generation Boeing 767 aircraft and will significantly reduce Condor’s operating costs while providing increased passenger and cargo capacity in the Nova Scotia region.

The A330neo is the new version of the popular A330 widebody. Featuring the latest generation of Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft reduces Condor’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent.

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The A330neo consumes just half a gallon of fuel per passenger for every 62 miles flown – well below the industry average. It is the first aircraft in the world to already be certified for the statutory reduction in CO2 emissions, which will be required from 2028 and will subsequently reduce the carbon footprint of passengers. The A330neo supports state-of-the-art flight and navigation systems tailored to Condor’s demanding requirements, resulting in more noise- and CO2-efficient approach and departure procedures, even at particularly high-altitude airports, reducing noise pollution by up to 60 percent.

“We are excited to bring our new, efficient and environmentally friendly A330neo to the beautiful city of Halifax and the wider province of Nova Scotia,” said Mikko Turtiainen, Director of Sales, The Americas.

“This next-generation aircraft brings increased passenger and cargo capacity to the region and with our just announced codeshare agreement with WestJet, we will provide seamless connectivity across Canada and open up even more options for Canadians travelling to Europe this summer.”

The introduction of this new aircraft reinforces a long-standing partnership between Condor and Halifax Stanfield International Airport that spans two decades.

“We are excited to see Condor stripes in the skies above Halifax Stanfield four times a week this summer,” said Marie Manning, Vice President, Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority.

“The expanded passenger and freight capacity enabled by the A330neo will help meet the strong demand we are seeing this summer for leisure and business activities between Halifax and Europe.”

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Condor’s A330neo offers unparalleled onboard comfort and can accommodate 310 passengers, divided over 30 seats in Business Class, 64 seats in Premium Economy Class and 216 seats in Economy Class.

The A330neo features an award-winning, whisper-quiet Airspace cabin, offering passengers a high level of comfort, ambience and design. This includes providing more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity. The A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system, ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.

The new Condor Business Class offers 30 fully flat (180 degrees) seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all guests. The seat can easily be converted into a bed measuring 76 inches long and 19 inches wide.

Business Class guests will have access to the latest movies, series, podcasts and games, all accessible on a 17.3-inch screen in 4K mode, with a touchscreen and remote control. The first row of Business Class will also have four “Prime Seats”, with additional space large enough for two guests to dine together and an extra-large 24-inch entertainment screen.

The “Prime Seats” offer additional onboard amenities, including a luxury travel set, onboard pajamas and a luxury snack basket.

In Premium Economy Class, guests enjoy more personal space thanks to a generous 35 inches of additional seat pitch and an increased seatback angle of up to six inches. In addition, the multi-adjustable headrest and footrest at every seat make for a significantly more comfortable flying experience.

Both Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats have 13.3-inch in-seat 4K monitors with touchscreens, which can be used to enjoy the extensive in-flight program. Condor’s A330neo has a 2-4-2 seating configuration in both classes.

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A brand new feature awaits guests in all three classes: Condor’s new A330neo offers superfast broadband internet and onboard connectivity. The latest in-flight entertainment technology offers a wide range of films, series and podcasts. Each seat has an additional holder for a mobile device, so streaming is also possible.

In addition, personal Bluetooth headphones can be connected to the aircraft’s in-flight entertainment system.

The cabin also features mood lighting in all three classes that can be individually adjusted to the time of day, helping guests on board to fall asleep easily and wake up more relaxed.

Visually, the new cabin product convinces with a stylish colour concept with the colour schemes “Condor Marina” and “Condor Earth” and subtle stripes as a recurring design element.

This includes a striped badge on each seat and uniformly striped headrest covers in Business and Premium Economy Class. This complements Condor’s new branding which is proudly displayed on the exterior of every A330neo.

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The cabin design was carried out by the design agency müller/romca industrial design based in Kiel. Remo Masala, owner of the agency vision alphabet in Berlin, who designed the new brand identity of Condor, guided the process with creative direction.

Together with Halifax, Condor will fly to Frankfurt from a total of 18 North American cities this summer:

This includes: five in Canada: Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Calgary (YYC) and Edmonton (YEG).

For more information and to book flights, visit: https://www.condor.com/us.