New European gateway opens for EIA
December 03, 2019 | General
Flights to Frankfurt and beyond take off next summer
(Edmonton, AB) – Condor Airlines will offer a new, non-stop air service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Frankfurt, Germany, with a world of travel options for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
Flights to Frankfurt from Edmonton start June 1, 2020 and will operate twice a week, Monday and Thursday for the summer season. Condor will operate a 259 seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft for the route. Condor has more than 15 airline partners that provide seamless flight connections and reservations via Frankfurt.
The new route also provides an excellent option for international visitors to come to visit Edmonton to access the region’s incredible tourism and business offerings. These include Indigenous experiences, farm to table choices, and our summer festivals, as well as global-scale technology, medical and energy sector clusters.
“Frankfurt has been one of the most sought-after destinations from our community. Condor’s network, in conjunction with their partners, offers tremendous access into Europe. We’re also thrilled to welcome more tourists and pathways into Edmonton and Alberta just in time for our long summer nights. Welcome to Edmonton, Condor!’
– Tom Ruth, President and CEO Edmonton International Airport
“With the addition of Edmonton to our flight schedule, we will be offering even more guests the opportunity to discover Europe through our nonstop connections to Frankfurt and beyond. Condor has been Germany’s most popular holiday airline for 64 years, and we look forward to convincing travellers from Edmonton of our tradition, quality and service.”
– Christian Schmitt, COO of Condor
“I’m happy to see this direct connection to Frankfurt, one of Europe’s largest economic and cultural hubs. I hope that by connecting cultures, businesses, and most importantly, people, this flight contributes to Edmonton Metro Region’s economic success.”
– Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton
“Direct, non-stop access to Frankfurt – and by extension, continental Europe – is a huge win that will see benefits across all sectors here in Alberta. The addition of this new route will help entice new visitors to come see the splendor of our province, while giving Alberta businesses quick access to new markets. I’m also excited for the potential for investors to take advantage of direct flights to see firsthand why Alberta is the best place in the world to invest and grow a business.”
– Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
We are thrilled that Condor has chosen Edmonton as a new route. Germany is a key market for the Edmonton region as we develop out our regional product including more Indigenous experiences that help tell Canada’s complete history. We look forward to welcoming more German visitors and those from points beyond, to the Edmonton region.
– Maggie Davison, Vice President, Edmonton Tourism
Condor has an interline partnership with WestJet to allow direct connections within Canada. Condor also uses Miles & More as its frequent flyer program, and premium Condor passengers get access to airport lounges. Customers can book their connecting flights on Lufthansa and other airline partner services beyond Frankfurt at the same time as they book a transatlantic flight on Condor’s website. For more information please visit www.flyeia.com/frankfurt.
About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. EIA is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. EIA is a major economic driver, with an economic output of over $3.2 billion, supporting over 26,000 jobs. EIA’s Airport City propels new jobs, tourism and economic diversification – and creates a destination in and around EIA, featuring entertainment, e-commerce, retail, hospitality, cargo/logistics, bio-pharma, light manufacturing and many other industries. EIA is focused on digital strategy to ensure it becomes the airport of the future. For more information, please visit: flyeia.com, follow @flyeia on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook.
Condor Flugdienst GmbH has been delivering guests to destinations around the world since 1956. Every year, 8 million passengers fly with Condor from eight German airports to over 100 destinations in Europe, Africa and America. In the financial year 2018/19, Condor Flugdienst GmbH generated an operating profit of 43 million euros and a turnover of around 1.8 billion euros. Germany’s most popular leisure airline operates a fleet of 58 aircraft. For more information, visit www.condor.com.
About Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt am Main Airport, in German Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is a major international airport serving the city of Frankfurt in Germany, located 12 km southwest of the city centre. Frankfurt Airport has the highest level of connectivity, due to its intermodal network and one of the most important traffic centers in Europe. Frankfurt Airport is served by 94 passenger airlines flying to 306 destinations in 98 countries worldwide. A total of 137 intercontinental destinations are served from FRA in the 2019 summer schedule – underscoring Frankfurt’s role as a leading hub in the global air transportation system. For more information, visit: www.frankfurt-airport.com
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