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Condor brings 33-year-long enduring partnership with Boeing 767-300ER to a close

The last Condor operated Boeing 767-300ER flew for the final time after an enduring partnership that stretches back to 1991 came to an end.  

The Boeing 767, registered D-ABUK, landed at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) on March 12, 2024, after carrying 193 passengers across the Atlantic Ocean from Cuba. 

After setting off from Havana Jose Marti International Airport (HUV) on March 11, 2024, at 22:10 local time the 767 arrived in Germany almost nine hours later where the aircraft was greeted with a follow-me escort to the gate position. 

“The Boeing 767 was successfully operated by Condor for over 30 years. The most recently retired D-ABUC even holds the Boeing record for flight hours of this type. With the advances in technology, product and sustainability, the modernization has now become necessary,” Christian Schmitt, COO and Accountable Manager of Condor, said. 

The first three Boeing 767-300ERs were delivered to Condor in July 1991, with each aircraft configured with 24 seats in comfort class and 245 seats in economy. 

As needs changed over time the configuration evolved to up to 259 seats divided between business, premium economy and economy class options.   

SUNNY HEART INAUGURAL TO KUALA LUMPUR: Condor operates three weekly flight from the German city, which is operated by B767-300(ER) aircraft. Here’s the snapshots from the inaugural arrival.

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The livery also changed over the years with the 767 aircraft adorning 13 different varieties, including the retro livery “Achim”. 

“The aircraft has a very special significance for Condor and its many employees. We are convinced that its reliability and resilience have been an important aspect of Condor’s success in recent years. The last passenger flight marks the end of an era,” Schmitt added. 

Since 2022, Condor has phased out 16 Boeing 767 aircraft and replaced them with brand-new Airbus A330neo aircraft. 

From mid-April, D-ABUK will no longer be part of the Condor AOC and on April 16, 2024, the aircraft will travel via Bangor to Goodyear, where it will be handed over to the lessor. 

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