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Condor orders 41 Airbus A320neo family aircraft – Airways Magazine

DALLAS – German leisure operator Condor (DE) has announced an order for 41 Airbus A320neo family jetliners as part of the carrier’s short- and medium-haul fleet renewal program.

The order includes 13 A320neos and 28 of the larger A321neos as well as other purchase options. DE will use the plane to replace its older A320ceo, A321ceo and Boeing 757.

Engine choice

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1127G engines on the A320neo and PW1133G engines on the A321neos, the aircraft will join the fleet through a combination of direct manufacturer purchases and leases.

Artist’s impression of the Airbus A321neo in the carrier’s eye-catching new livery. Photo: Airbus.

Condor will begin receiving the new airframes from spring 2024. This will follow the arrival of the carrier’s brand new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft later this year, which DE ordered in July 2021.

Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000s, the aircraft will replace DE’s aging Boeing 767-300ER and A330-200 fleets.

Fleet development

Speaking of the order, Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup said: “With our new A320neo and A321neo aircraft, we are constantly developing our fleet and ourselves as a business, and we are also taking care of our own claim to allow responsible and comfortable travel with reduced CO2 emissions, significantly lower kerosene consumption and less noise.

DE’s first A330neo was recently spotted in Toulouse (TLS) after receiving its new color scheme. Photo: Condor.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, added: “Following Condor’s earlier decision to order the A330neo for its long-haul network, we are doubly grateful to the airline for also selecting the Airbus A320neo family. to modernize its single-aisle fleet after a thorough evaluation process. We are proud of such a vote of confidence and welcome Condor as a future 100% Airbus operator.”

Featured Image: Condor’s current fleet of narrow-body aircraft consists of 16 Airbus A320s, 10 Airbus A321s and 13 Boeing 757-300s. Photo: Condor.

Cory E. Barnes

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