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Condor to Fly to Iceland for the First Time From May 2023

Starting May 2023, Condor will be offering one weekly overnight flight from Frankfurt to Akureyri in the north and to Egilsstaðir in the east of Iceland, marking the first time the carrier has served the stunning land of fire and ice.

Condor Airbus A321 - Courtesy Condor

On Wednesday (July 13, 2022), Condor announced the launch of first time ever service to Iceland starting May 2023. The popular German leisure airline will offer one weekly flight from Frankfurt to Akureyri in the north and Egilsstaðir in the east of Iceland, allowing guests to experience the stunning land of fire and ice. Currently, both towns can only be reached by domestic flights and by car or bus. Akureyri and Egilsstaðir are located on the ring road that runs once around the island, making them popular starting points for round trip journeys. Akureyri is the fourth largest city in Iceland and is located on a fjord that extends far into the country. Some popular tourist destinations include the waterfalls of Aldeyjarfoss and Goðafoss, along with Lake Mývatn, which features numerous lava formations, and the village of Húsavík for whale watching.

Egilsstaðir is the largest town in the area and opens to the east of Iceland where travelers can enjoy the spectacular Stuðlagil and Hafrahvammagljúfur canyons in the Eastern Highlands, as well as Hengifoss, one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls. The extraordinary Eastfjords stretch all the way to the south to picturesque Eystrahorn mountain and a scenic coastline with numerous small villages and narrow fjords. The region offers stunning nature and wildlife, as well as Hallormsstaðaskógur, the country’s largest forest, and home to wild reindeer and puffins, who come to nest by the coast each summer.

In Wednesday’s announcment, Condor’s CEO, Ralf Teckentrup, said,

“Iceland is one of the most popular destinations in the north. We are looking forward to offering our guests the opportunity to discover this diverse destination with its beautiful nature. With the connections to Akureyri and Egilsstaðir, we are also responding to the great demand from numerous tour operators offering round trips in the north and east of Iceland.”

Also commenting on Condor’s new service to Iceland, Isavia Regional Airports’ CEO, Sigrún Björk Jakobsdóttir, said,

“We are extremely happy that German airline Condor has chosen Akureyri and Egilsstaðir as its destinations here in Iceland. Condor´s decision is the result of the powerful promotional work we and our collaborators have done to emphasize the development of more gateways into Iceland. The work we have done is bearing fruit and we welcome Condor to the North and East of Iceland with open arms.”

Visit Iceland’s Head, Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, added,

“Akureyri and Egilsstaðir have excellent airports ready to receive Condor flights next year. These new flights give our visitors the possibility to explore Iceland further by landing directly in the north or the east of Iceland. Both regions offer breathtaking landscapes and have a great tourism infrastructure in place, with a wide choice of hotels and outdoor activities and facilities.”

Founded in 1956, Condor is Germany’s favorite leisure airline and serves over nine million guests annually to 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and America from nine German gateways, Zurich and Vienna. The German leisure carrier has a fleet of over 50 aircraft which are meticulously maintained to the highest safety standards by their wholly-owned subsidiary Condor Technik with facilities in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Starting in Fall 2022, Condor will become the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo.

Source: Condor


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