Condor Airlines, part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, will begin new, seasonal nonstop service between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Frankfurt, Germany on May 18, 2018. The new flight is the only nonstop connection between Phoenix and Continental Europe. The seasonal service will run through September 2018.
Beginning May 18, 2018, Condor will leave Phoenix Mondays at 8:55 p.m., arriving in Germany at 5:00 p.m. the following day. The flight will leave Frankfurt at 3:30 p.m., arriving Phoenix at 6:35 p.m. On Fridays Condor will leave Phoenix at 4:55 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 1:00 p.m. the next day. From Frankfurt, the flight will leave at 11:40 a.m. on Fridays, arriving Phoenix at 2:45 p.m. The route will utilize a Boeing 767‐300ER aircraft and offer three classes of service: business, premium and economy. Introductory fares in economy class start as low as $399.99.
This is Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ latest new gateway in the U.S., having added Pittsburgh, San Francisco and New Orleans last summer to its existing gateways of Boston, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Austin, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Anchorage and Fairbanks.
“This is an exciting time for Thomas Cook Group Airlines as we continue to expand our route network in the U.S. with flights serving the important trans‐Atlantic market. We are very pleased to introduce this new link between Phoenix and Frankfurt, giving Phoenix and southwest U.S. residents and businesses a new choice for their travels to Germany and beyond,” said Christoph Debus, chief airlines officer for Thomas Cook Group. “With our numerous partner airlines, we offer flights beyond Frankfurt to over 120 destinations across Europe at very competitive prices. Furthermore, the desert southwest is a very attractive destination for European tourists looking for more immersive experiences in the U.S.”
Compared to other low-cost carriers who offer “unbundled “ fares, all Condor passengers receive complimentary checked baggage, complimentary beverages and meals and complimentary in‐flight entertainment included their base fare. Condor’s business class features reclining seats (170 degrees), a personal in‐seat, premium touch‐screen (15 inches) entertainment system, power and USB ports at every seat and gourmet, five‐course meals with complimentary wine, beer and cocktails and an in‐flight, well‐being amenity kit. Business class passengers also have access to priority check‐in and business class lounges at most airports. Premium class features seats with added legroom, leg rests and adjustable headrests, a premium in‐flight, in‐seat entertainment system with extended programming, USB ports at every seat, premium meals and complimentary beverages and an in‐flight, well‐being amenity kit. Condor Airlines is a partner with Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan frequent flyer program, providing members more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Alaska also provides a growing network of flights into Phoenix Sky Harbor making for easy connections to Condor’s flights to Frankfurt.