Condor Airlines announces their plans to start Frankfurt – Kuala Lumpur flights come next year’s Northern Winter.
The German airlines finalised its decision during the World Travel Market in London just last month. When operations begin in November 2018, there will be thrice-weekly flights. The A330-200 aircraft is selected for this path and can accommodate 850 inbound passengers weekly.
Using a promotional fund set up between Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), joint marketing initiatives have begun for Tourism Malaysia and Condor Airlines. A Memorandum of Marketing Collaboration (MoMC) has been signed between both parties.
This initiative comes at a good time for new airlines like Condor Airlines to help develop inbound tourism into Malaysia.
Tourism and Culture Malaysia Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz expressed hope to see increase in the number of European passengers, especially from Germany, with the scheduled flight by Condor Airlines.
“Currently, there are no direct flights between Germany and Kuala Lumpur since the withdrawal of services by Malaysia Airlines and Lufthansa.”
“Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia have been working hand-in-hand in wooing airlines from Europe, and the entrance of Condor Airlines will enhance the connectivity from Europe to Malaysia,” he said.
MAHB Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali looks forward to the enhancement of KLIA as a regional hub with the expanded connectivity from Europe via the Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur route.
“Malaysia Airports will support Condor Airlines in all operational matters at the airport. I am also proud that the collaboration that Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia had recently established is instrumental to woo airlines like Condor Airlines to start its operations to Malaysia,” he said.
Before this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was finalised by Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia with the aim or promoting, developing, and increasing inbound tourism globally. This MoU paid special attention to India, China, and Europe.