GERMAN carrier Condor Airlines resumed flights to Tobago on Tuesday.
In a statement on Thursday, the THA Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation said the airline arrived at the ANR Robinson International Airport with 167 passengers, 71 of whom disembarked in Tobago. It marked the airline’s inaugural winter season flight.
Condor Airlines is scheduled to operate a weekly flight every Tuesday between Frankfurt Airport in Germany and Tobago until April 9, 2024.
The division said the reintroduction of this service not only catered to the persistent demand for Tobago among German travellers but also aligns with the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd’s (TTAL’s) strategic marketing efforts to enhance the island’s presence in the broader GAS (German, Scandinavian, Swiss) travel market.
Adding to the significance of Condor's return is the debut of their sleek new A330-900 neo aircraft, featuring a vibrant, vacation-themed vertical-striped livery, the division said.
“Beyond its appealing aesthetics, this state-of-the-art long-haul fleet strongly emphasises sustainability, consuming a mere 2.1 litres per passenger over 100 kilometres—well below the industry average.
“This results in 20 per cent fewer CO2 emissions and up to 60 per cent less noise pollution, reaffirming Condor Airlines' commitment to environmentally responsible travel.”
To celebrate the return of Condor Airlines, the division said a special welcome event was organised for arriving passengers at the airport.
The event featured live cultural entertainment curated by the Department of Culture.