SOURCE: Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines

June 26, 2014 22:00 ET

Condor: Announces Interline Agreement With Sun Country Airlines®

Leisure Airline Expanding Reach in America by Adding Minneapolis-St. Paul to Route Network

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2014) - Condor today announced it has added Sun Country Airlines as an interline partner that expands its reach to popular American destinations through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Terminal 2. Beginning today, these flights are available via any IATA travel agency. Next week, Sun Country flights will be available on www.condor.com and other channels.

Condor passengers can now fly non-stop from Frankfurt to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Terminal 2 on Mondays and Thursdays, then take connecting Sun Country flights to cities such as Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX) or Chicago (MDW). Further, expansion of markets is planned for the summer of 2015.

"By adding Minneapolis-St. Paul to our network, we are continuing on the proven path of offering our passengers maximum of flexibility and choice. And as well as offering the first flight and the only nonstop connection from Germany, the programme also has the support of a strong new partner," explained Jens Boyd, Head of Long-Haul of Condor Flugdienst GmbH. "We are delighted about the co-operation with Sun Country, and also that we are able to offer our passengers this connection right at the start of the season."

 "Sun Country is pleased to align with a respected international airline like Condor," said John Fredericksen, president and chief executive officer, Sun Country Airlines. "Condor passengers who take advantage of this agreement will have a great flight experience accentuated by a world-class flight crew. We look forward to welcoming more travellers to our great destinations."

An extended Condor flight programme already exists for flights from the United States. Beyond the existing destinations Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS), Seattle (SEA), Anchorage (ANC) und Fairbanks (FAI) under the keywords EASY CONNECTIONS, Condor offers its passengers connecting flights to over 30 new destinations in the Pacific Northwest region. Due to the collaboration with Alaska Airlines Condor guests can fly to Portland, San Francisco, San Diego and Hawaii via the Condor destinations Seattle and Las Vegas.

The flights will be offered as connecting flights in an interline agreement.

Information on Sun Country at a glance:

     
Day of operation   Friday
Sun Country Airlines   IATA  SY
ICAO: SCX
Callsign: SUN COUNTRY
Founded   1982
Fleet   19 Boeing 737 - 800 and Boeing 737 - 700
Hub   Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Terminal 2
Destinations   33
     

About Condor:

Condor Flugdienst GmbH has been flying its passengers to the world's most beautiful holiday destinations since 1956. On an annual basis, 7 million passengers fly with Condor to around 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Since 2013, the German airline Condor, is part of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines to which the Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia also belong. The fleet of the airlines in the Thomas Cook Group comprises 88 modern and environmentally friendly aircraft, of which 40 aircraft are in the Condor fleet: 12 Airbus A320s, 3 Airbus A321, 13 Boeing 757-300s and 12 Boeing 767-300s. The aircraft are maintained by the airline's own technical operations. In a representative survey of Focus and Focus Money, called "Mit gutem Gewissen", Condor was elected the most environmentally sustained airline and received the sustainability prize in 2014. Condor is co-initiator of the four-litre-campaign of the federal association of German aviation (BDL): German aviation consumption of kerosene is less than 4 litres per passenger on 100 kilometres.

About Sun Country Airlines:

Sun Country Airlines® (MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. Sun Country™ has been named a "Top Ten Domestic Airline" by Travel+Leisure for the sixth year in a row. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations®, a program that allows travellers to book airfare, hotel, rental cars, tour attractions and more in a single, convenient transaction. The Hometown Airline also offers Sun Country Charters™ -- taking your group flight, private charter or leased aircraft virtually anywhere with a commitment to service, consistent on-time performance, dependable maintenance and a customized and reliable charter experience. For more information, including a complete list of destinations and details on Sun Country Vacations, Sun Country Charters and Sun Country Groups, visit www.suncountry.com

Contact Information

  • Press contacts:

    Condor Flugdienst GmbH
    Johannes Winter
    Head of Communications
    Phone: +49 (0) 6107 939-7804
    Fax: +49 (0) 6107 939-7147
    E-Mail:Kommunikation@condor.com

    Sun Country Airlines
    Kelsey Dodson-Smith
    Manager, Media and Promotions
    Phone: +1 651-681-3955
    E-Mail: Email Contact