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Condor renews fleet with Airbus A320neo family powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

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Condor renews fleet with Airbus A320neo family powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Condor

German Airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has selected the A320neo Family to modernize its Single-Aisle-fleet. The agreement will cover 41 aircraft, via lease and via direct purchase. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, commented: “Following Condor’s earlier decision to order the A330neo for its long-haul network, we are double grateful the airline has now also selected the Airbus A320neo Family to modernise its single-aisle-fleet following a thorough evaluation process. We are proud of such a strong vote of confidence and welcome Condor as a future all-Airbus operator.” 

Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor, said: "After we will have replaced our entire long-haul fleet with state-of-the-art 2-liter aircraft by the beginning of 2024, it is the logical next step for us to modernize our short- and medium-haul fleet as well. With our new A320neo and A321neo aircraft, we are consistently developing our fleet and ourselves as a company, and also taking care of our own aspiration to enable responsible and at the same time comfortable travel with significantly reduced CO2 emissions, significantly lower fuel consumption and less noise. With Pratt & Whitney’s leadership in efficiency and sustainability, the GTF engine was the clear choice to modernize our fleet."

Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, said :“Condor has flown many dependable Pratt & Whitney engines over the past six decades. They now add more game-changing aircraft with the GTF-powered A320neo family. With fuel prices and environmental concerns on the rise, GTF engines’ dramatically lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will help Condor lower its operating costs and shrink its environmental footprint.” 

By operating the A320neo and A330neo aircraft side by side, Condor will benefit from the commonality economics these two aircraft Families offer. Condor has been operating the A320 for more than 20 years on its network in Europe. The new A320neo fleet will feature the Airbus Airspace Cabin, offering passengers the highest level of comfort.

Condor has been taking its guests to beautiful holiday destinations for more than 66 years. Every year, more than 9 million guests fly with Condor to around 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and America. Currently flying PW4000-powered Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, Condor and Pratt & Whitney established their relationship more than 60 years ago with the Wasp-powered Convair CV-240 aircraft. In subsequent years the airline operated a full range of Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft, including the DC-8, 707, 727, 737, 747 and 757.



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