Condor launches Windhoek-Frankfurt flights

2014-02-13 08:48
Frankfurt  – Condor's 2014/15 winter timetable includes a new longhaul destination - Windhoek.

The first-ever flights to Windhoek will start on November 10, 2014, leaving Frankfurt twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.

The flights will be available for bookings online at, at travel agents and by phone, from February 13, 2014.

The cabin upgrade of the Condor Boeing 767 fleet will be finished by summer 2014, so that in winter 2014/15, Condor passengers will be able to enjoy a new cabin with in-seat entertainment in all classes, new, modern seats and the new Business Class with reclining seats.

"We will again be setting the trend in the 2014/15 winter season, and will be introducing our customers to the new and exciting destination of Namibia. Windhoek is the perfect tourist destination for the Condor flight program and enhances our operation in the south of Africa. We will also be adding another weekly flight to our Cape Town connection, to cater for the heavy demand for vacation and adventure in South Africa in summer. Unlike our flight to the Cape of Good Hope, however, our new flight to Windhoek is scheduled for the whole year, and will make the south of Africa accessible to Condor passengers ", says Jens Boyd, Head of Long-Haul at Condor.

Windhoek is situated at the heart of Namibia, which makes it a really good starting point for tours through the former German colony, where a great deal of German is still to be heard.

The cityscape is shaped by European and African influences, which is why Windhoek provides some exciting cultural impressions. Seemingly endless expanses, a multi-faceted animal kingdom with elephants, lions and rhinos, and an impressive atmosphere with intense colors and comical rock formations, even seasoned travelers are captivated by nature in Namibia.

Namibians have every reason to be proud of their country and they are happy to share both it and their zest for life with visitors.

"The new direct connection moves the "country of boundless horizons" with its breathtaking scenery, unique animal kingdom and fascinating and authentic cultural experiences, a little closer to German vacationers", says Maureen Posthuma, Area Manager Europe for the Namibia Tourism Board.

"Including Windhoek as a destination in the Condor timetable is not just having a positive effect on the further development of Namibia as a tourist product, it is also a sign of the growing interest among Germans in Namibia as a travel destination."    

For instance, Condor passengers can buy an all-inclusive, one-way flight from Frankfurt to Windhoek for as little as € 379.99 (R5 688 at R14.97/Euro) in Economy Class, € 549.99 (R8 210) in Premium Economy Class and €1 249.99 (R18 660) in Business Class.

Connecting flights to Frankfurt from many German and European airports can easily be booked at the same time. Condor also offers excellent rail connections for €33 (R492) per person and route. Condor Flugdienst GmbH has been flying passengers on vacation to the loveliest destinations in the world since 1956. Each year, Condor flies approximately seven million passengers to more than 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

The German airline Condor has been part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines since 2013, when the four airlines Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Belgium and Scandinavia and Condor, were combined.

The fleet of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines comprises 86 modern and eco-friendly aircraft, 39 of which are in the Condor fleet: twelve Airbus A320s, two Airbus A321s, thirteen Boeing 757-300s and twelve Boeing 767-300s.

The aircraft are maintained by the airlines own technical services. Condor is the co-initiator of the four-liter campaign of the Federal Association of the German Aviation Industry (BDL): German aviation consumes less than four liters of kerosene per passenger over 100 kilometers.
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