New German airline to fly directly to CT

Condor will soon operate 2 weekly returnFrankfurt/Cape Town flights. The direct flights out of Frankfurt will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and flights out of Cape Town on Wednesdays and Sundays.

According to IOL, the flight is set to be seasonal service start from 3 November. It comes in response to Lufthansa’s decision to fly from Cape Town to Munich instead of Frankfurt this summer caused by a ban on late-night arrivals and departures from Frankfurt following complaints about noise.

According to South Africa.net passengers will benefit from convenient overnight connections with flights departing from Frankfurt at 22:05 on Tuesdays, and 20:40 on Saturdays, arriving in Cape Town at 10:50 and 09:25 respectively the following day.

The Wednesday flight leaving Cape Town will depart at 23:20 arriving in Frankfurt at 10:20 the following day, with the Sunday flight departing from Cape Town at 18:55 and arriving in Frankfurt at 05:55.

Condor is owned by the international tour company Thomas Cook and describes itself on its website as being a ‘no frills’ airline. It will operate a Boeing 767-300 aircraft on the route, configured into economy, premium economy and business-class seats.

Condor’s long-haul flights offer three classes: economy, premium economy and “comfort” (business class). It flies more than six million passengers to about 75 destinations worldwide every year. Unlike Lufthansa, it will not have a general manager and full staff in this country but has appointed Aviareps, based in Sandton, as its general sales agent.

‘As Germany’s most popular leisure carrier, we want everyone we take on vacation to get their money’s worth,’ said Achim Lameyer, Condor’s vice-president of sales. ‘South Africa is extremely popular as a vacation destination and belongs in Condor’s flight plan.’

Condor flights can be booked online on the Condor website. All inclusive one-way fares out of Frankfurt start from €378 (about R3 987) in economy class, €578 (about R6 096) in premium economy and €1 488 (about R15 695) in business class.

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