Condor is expanding its summer portfolio to include routes from Frankfurt to a number of US cities, while also resuming service to Portland (PDX), Oregon (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), Phoenix/Sky Harbor (PHX), Boston/Logan (BOS), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), and Baltimore/Washington (BWI).
The carrier has announced “new, non-stop Frankfurt (FRA) routes from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). This is in addition to Condor’s return to Portland (PDX), Boston (BOS), Phoenix (PHX), Minneapolis (MSP) and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. (BWI),” reads a press release.
Mathias Freiss, Condor’s vice president and regional manager for North America, attributed the additions to an extraordinary “pent-up demand” from American tourists.
New York’s JFK Airport will be the first airport from which Frankfurt will be served in May. Flights will begin on May 6. Service between Frankfurt and Los Angeles will start May 24, just in time for the unofficial start of summer and the expected travel rush.
For those traveling to Germany this summer, Condor appears to be a cost-effective option.
“The prices are certainly less than you could often end up paying,” says the Points Guy.
A round trip over the first couple of weeks of May costs as little as $539 without the additional fees that are never included.
“Due to the pandemic, travel to Europe from the U.S. was only accessible to a limited extent for the past two summers. As a result, we are seeing an unpresented amount of pent-up demand from Americans who are now eager to visit Europe,” said Friess.
“We are pleased to offer Germany’s most popular, affordable and award-winning service to more Americans this summer with our expanded route network — including some of the most significant Trans-Atlantic gateways of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, along with secondary and under-served cities across the U.S.,” he added.