The long haul fleet will be refreshed with the new A330-900neos. The new aircraft type should enter service for the airline in the coming weeks and I wanted to take an updated look at that.

Condor becomes German launch customer for A330-900neo

The airline ordered 16 A330-900neos. The airline will be taking delivery of these planes very soon, as they will join the rest of the fleet in the middle of the next decade.

The average age of the long haul fleet is 26 years. In order to increase capacity, the airline has leased former Etihad Airways A330s.

Condor’s long haul fleet currently consists of 767s

The A330-900neo is the newest member of the A330 family. It is a great lower capacity alternative to the A350 and features improved fuel efficiency over the older versions of the A330. The A330-900neo has a range of 7,200nm and a capacity to seat 287 people.

It is claimed that this will make the airline the European leader in fuel efficiency. The airline states that per person fuel consumption will be 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

In terms of fuel efficiency, passenger experience, range, operating costs, and even capacity, this plane should be an improvement for the airline. The airline is growing from its initial long haul fleet of 13 smaller aircraft to a future long haul fleet of 16 larger aircraft.

This is only part of the renewal. The airline placed an order for up to 41 A320neo-family aircraft, which will be used to refresh the short haul fleet. In the first half of the 20th century, those planes will be delivered.

Condor is also refreshing its short haul fleet

Condor’s first Airbus A330-900neo takes to the skies

The good news is that the first A330-900neo has flown for the first time, despite the delay. The jet flew for the first time yesterday, performing a test flight to and from Toulouse.

I think the new livery is great, but I also get how other people don't like it.

First Condor Airbus A330-900neo

The A330-900neo should be delivered in the near future. According to what I can see, the first commercial A330-900neo routes are expected to be in January of 2023.

Condor’s new business class, premium economy

The A330-900neo is more fuel efficient, higher capacity, and longer range, but it is also an all-new product that is exciting. You can read all about the cabins in this post, but here are a few basics.

  • Condor’s A330-900neos will feature a total of 310 seats, including 30 business class seats, 64 premium economy seats, and 216 economy seats
  • Business class will consist of fully flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, with direct aisle access
  • While Condor is marketing the middle cabin as premium economy, in reality it’s more like extra legroom economy seating, as it will be in a 2-4-2 layout, with up to 15cm of additional pitch
  • Economy will be in a 2-4-2 layout
  • There will be personal televisions at all seats, plus inflight Wi-Fi

There is a dedicated website for the A330-900neo.

Condor business class Airbus A330-900neo
Condor premium economy Airbus A330-900neo
Condor economy Airbus A330-900neo

The current configuration of the 767s is two cabins. The slanted seats in business class aren't really competitive to other business class products out there

Condor business class Boeing 767-300

The new product will be vastly different from what the current product is. It is even more competitive than Lufthansa, which has yet to introduce its new business class product.

Condor is competing more directly with Lufthansa

It is interesting to see how the business model has changed over the years, and I think it is great for consumers.

The majority of the long haul route network was from Germany. We are talking about everything from Alaska to Cuba. Since Lufthansa doesn't have any competition in many markets, we've seen Condor go head to head against them on more routes.

Some markets are more challenging for Condor due to the fact that Lufthansa is replicating some of their routes. That is the reason why we are seeing the company expand into more markets, including Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

In terms of cost structure and product, it should be able to compete better with Lufthansa once it has A330- 900neos in its fleet.

Even though Lufthansa is becoming a bigger competitor, it still has to provide food for Condor. You can book a ticket that1-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-65561-6556 Without that connection, it would be a lot harder to do things.

Condor has been expanding beyond leisure markets

The 16 A330-900neos will be delivered by the middle of the 20th century. These will be used to replace the carrier's older Boeing 767-300ERs.

The all new passenger experience that these planes will feature is exciting to see. Flat beds in business class will be offered by Condor.

It is the airline that I most associate with my childhood that will always be in my heart. Having to sit in the smoking section was one of the reasons why I wanted to collect miles in the first place.

What do you think about the A330-900neo order and the airline as a whole?