Press Releases - 2018 Archives
Frankfurt Flight So Successful, Condor Increasing Service for 2019
Phoenix, AZ – Condor Airlines, which started nonstop summer service between Phoenix and Frankfurt last month, has already announced its return for 2019. Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook Group, operates the route between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Frankfurt Airport three times a week late May through September. The flight provides a critical link for both business and leisure travelers to and from Germany and Arizona.
Next year, flights will be extended by nearly two full months to include all of May and October three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Travelers wishing to connect beyond Frankfurt are finding that the flight offers a convenient and time-effective way to get to Europe and elsewhere. Condor offers service to around 90 destinations from Frankfurt. Business and leisure travelers to Germany will also find that the Frankfurt Airport serves the most destinations of any airport in the world, offering service to about 300 destinations across five continents.
The thrice-weekly flight will continue to be served by a Boeing 767-300ER with more than 250 seats. Each passenger onboard receives complimentary checked baggage, beverages, meals and in-flight entertainment at each seat. The 18 seats in Business Class feature lie-flat seats, a 15” personal in-seat premium entertainment system, power and USB ports, and gourmet meals with complimentary beer, wine and cocktails.
Frankfurt is the latest new route added at Phoenix Sky Harbor. The Airport has been focused on increasing international service, including adding new Montreal service earlier this year and increased service to London on British Airways.
Phoenix Sky Harbor is a convenient gateway to destinations in the U.S. and abroad with nonstop service offered to more than 100 domestic destinations and 22 international destinations. The flight will continue to benefit the local economy, as international flights to Phoenix already bring in over $3 billion each year. For more information on new flight options, please visit skyharbor.com/flyphx.
Flights can be booked online at www.condor.com or by telephone 1‐866‐960‐7915.
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.
Quotes from Phoenix Mayor and City Council
“This direct service between Phoenix and Frankfurt provides a convenient connection for our business and leisure passengers. We’re delighted that Condor has chosen to increase service next year, and we’re looking forward to continuing the partnership that our Sky Harbor staff has worked hard to establish.”
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams
“The additional service offered by Condor Airlines will not only continue to infuse millions of new dollars into our local economy, but will also provide our residents with a greater variety of travel options for business, education, and leisure.”
Councilwoman Laura Pastor, District 4
“I am very happy to see the successes of the nonstop service between Phoenix and Frankfurt. The flights are elevating Phoenix as a world-class city and the increased service in 2019 will only expedite our position in the world as a destination for multicultural tourism”
Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, District 5
Chairman of the Downtown, Aviation, Economy, and Innovation Subcommittee
“Condor Airlines’ decision to increase service in 2019 by two full months illustrates the hard work we have put in to attract new international service to Phoenix. I look forward to future opportunities where we can showcase Phoenix year-round.”
Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7
Member of the Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee
“I am delighted to see that Condor Airlines will be increasing service between Phoenix and Frankfurt in 2019. International flights have proven to be an essential step in Phoenix becoming an international commercial hub.”
Councilwoman Kate Gallego, District 8
Represents the district where Sky Harbor is located