FRANKFURT: November 10, 2016. Condor, the Thomas Cook Group airline business model Air France wants to emulate, is adding Pittsburgh to its 15 North America destinations next year.
Cargo aboard the airline's twice weekly B767-300 service will be sold by Condor's business partner Dusseldorf-based Leisure Cargo.
Established in 2000, Leisure Cargo represents the long-haul flights of Condor/Thomas Cook, Thomson, TUI, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air Transat and Luxair for cargo sales, handling and road feeder operations.
"In addition to our flights to San Diego and New Orleans, we are delighted to launch our new service to Pittsburgh to further complement our North America program," said Jens Boyd, group head of Long Haul at Condor. "Customers will be able to choose from a total of 39 destinations from Condor's growing long-haul flight schedule from our departure airports in Frankfurt and Munich," he added.
Commenting on the Condor announcement, Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis said the additional service to Europe has been a top priority for the local community.
Earlier this month Iceland-based low-cost carrier WOW said it would also begin flying from Pittsburg next year.
The airline will operate an A321 four days a week to Reykjavik with connections to London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris and Dublin. "We are excited to once again have year-round transatlantic service with easy access to Europe," Cassotis noted.
Iceland-based GSA Cargo Express provides sales, Customs clearance and road feeder services for WOW in Iceland.