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Condor Launches First Flights From Düsseldorf to Beirut and Sulaimaniyya, Zurich to Kos

Condor’s first flights from Düsseldorf to Beirut and Sulaimaniyya in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq took off on Friday (July 2nd). The airline also launched their first flight from Zurich to the popular Greek island of Kos.


Condor's Crew Members Celebrate the Launch of Service from Düsseldorf to Beirut, Lebanon, as well as to Sulaimaniyya in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq on Friday July 2, 2021 - Courtesy Condor

On Friday (July 2, 2021), Condor announced the launch their first flights from Düsseldorf to Beirut, Lebanon, as well as to Sulaimaniyya in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq. Service between Düsseldorf and Beirut will be offered three times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while flight to Sulaimaniyya will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tickets are available from €179.99 per person through the airline’s website, specialized travel agencies and tour operators.


The co-pilot on Condor’s inaugural service to Sulaimaniyya, Hanin Mina Al-Roubaie has Iraqi roots and was proud to serve in the flights crew, saying,


“It is very special for me to be part of this inaugural flight and to land in Sulaimaniyya with our Airbus A320. Many guests on board haven't seen their relatives for a long time and it's a nice feeling to reunite families.”


From the end of July, Condor will also be flying between Frankfurt and Yerevan in Armenia once-weekly of Fridays. With service to Greece, Spain, Italy and Egypt, Condor combines classic Mediterranean vacation destinations with destinations that allow guests to visit their families.

Customers traveling to Lebanon must present a negative PCR test result no longer than 96 hours old at check-in. Upon arrival, unvaccinated guests will be required to take an additional PCR test and isolate for three days, which will be verified by the ‘Covidletrack’ app. Visitors to Iraq must present a PCR test no more than 72 hours old prior to departure which must be printed out in English or Arabic. A second PCR test upon arrival will be required for unvaccinated travelers. For guests traveling on all returning flights to Germany, a negative test must be presented at check-in, with antigen tests no longer than 48 hours old and PCR tests no older than 72 hours.


In a separate press release on Friday (July 2, 2021), Condor further announced the launch of service between Zurich and the popular Greek island of Kos, known for its gorgeous bays and beaches. All flights for summer or winter can be booked either as a package tour with all Swiss tour operators and travel agencies, or as flight only tickets at condor.com/ch. Condor serves three Greek destinations from Zurich with flights to Kos on Tuesdays and Fridays, Crete on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and to Rhodes on Thursdays and Sundays.


Condor’s summer schedule from Zurich also includes service to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Cyprus (Larnaca) and Sardinia (Olbia). The airline also offers year-round service to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and will add winter service to Funchal, Madeira from November 2021.

Founded in 1956, Condor is Germany’s favorite leisure airline, normally serving around 9.4 million guests annually to 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and America from eight German gateways. During the financial year 2018/2019, Condor Flugdienst recorded a net profit of €57 million on revenue of €1.7 billion. The German leisure carrier has a fleet of 50 aircraft which are meticulously maintained to the highest safety standards by their wholly-owned subsidiary Condor Technik with facilities in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.



Source: Condor