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  • Joe Breitfeller

Condor’s First Transitional Airbus A330-200 Receives Official Certification for Commercial Flights

Condor’s Airbus A330-200, registration D-AIYC, has received official certification for flights. As one of four A330-200s, the aircraft will be in service on a transitional basis for around two years, as Condor successively takes delivery of new A330neos from autumn 2022.


Condor Airbus A330-200, Registration D-AIYC - Courtesy Condor

On Thursday (February 17, 2022), Condor announced that their Airbus A330-200, registration D-AIYC, has officially received certification for commercial flights. As one of four Airbus A330-200s, the aircraft is expected to be in service with the carrier on a transitional basis for around two years. From autumn 2022, Condor will begin taking successive delivery of new Airbus A330-900neos featuring a three-class cabin configuration. The first flight of the newly registered A330-200 will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022, with service from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca.


In Thursday’s announcement, Condor’s Chief Operating Officer, Christian Schmitt, said,


“For Condor, the first passenger flight of the first A330-200 is an important step in preparation for the fleet renewal and towards the future. Over the past weeks, we have been preparing intensively for this day and the deployment of the aircraft, and we are looking forward to welcoming our first guests on board on their flight to Mallorca on Saturday. Even though the aircraft will only be in service for the transition as part of the modernization of our fleet for the time being, we will offer our guests economy and business class on these flights, so that their vacation already begins when entering the aircraft.”


The A330-200 (D-AIYC) will initially be deployed on short and medium-haul routes, but will also operate on long-haul routes for summer 2022. The aircraft is configured with 22 Business Class and 240 Economy Class seats. The Business Class seats can be converted into a fully lie-flat position with the push of a button. All Economy Class seats have and IFE screen and USB power, and the Free Wi-Fi inflight entertainment program ‘Condor Flystream’ will also be available onboard soon, allowing guests to stream entertainment to their own mobile device.


In July 2021, Condor announced an order for 16 Airbus A330-900neos, becoming the German launch customer for the aircraft type. The first aircraft will be received in autumn 2022, with Condor’s entire long-haul fleet replacement expected to be completed by mid-2024.



Source: Condor