Condor Launches Weekly Service Between Frankfurt and Xian, China
Condor’s inaugural flight from Frankfurt to Xian took place on Saturday, December 19, 2020 and the carrier will continue to operate the flight weekly on Saturdays. Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province and the metropolis is home to 13 million residents.
On Monday (December 21, 2020), Condor announced the launch of service between Frankfurt and Xian, China, the capital of Shaanxi Province. The inaugural flight took off from Frankfurt on Saturday, December 19th and the airline will continue to operate the weekly flight on Saturdays. Condor is the only carrier to offer direct flights from Frankfurt to the Chinese metropolis of Xian, which is home to 13 million. Customers traveling to Xian will also enjoy seamless onward connections with Condor’s airline partner China Eastern to destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Tickets to Xian will be available for purchase from January 2, 2021.
Xian is one of the Chinese Four Great Ancient Capitals and home to the Terracotta Army of the first Emperor of China. The city is the oldest prefecture capital and marks the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Visitors can marvel at the holy mountain Hua Shan and enjoy many unique and historical sites. Xian is also an important economic center, as the region is home to numerous industries and manufacturers. Last spring, Condor transported urgently needed PPE from the region to Europe and is now building on that experience with regular passenger flights. Condor’s flights from Xian to Frankfurt will be distributed by their partner DreamAir in China.
Founded in 1956, Condor is Germany’s favorite leisure airline, 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 Condo Technik with facilities in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.