Port of Seattle Welcomes Condor Airlines Nonstop Service to Frankfurt: Twice-weekly flights begin from Sea-Tac Airport in June 2011(Seattle-December 7, 2010) - The Port of Seattle announces new nonstop service by Condor Airlines between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Frankfurt, Germany beginning June 23, 2011. The service will include twice weekly flights aboard Boeing 767-300 aircraft offering business and leisure travelers convenient connections to additional destinations in Europe.
"We are excited to welcome Condor Airlines to Sea-Tac," said Mark Reis, managing director of Sea-Tac Airport. "The addition of this service is another testament to the continuing success of international carriers in our region. Business and leisure passengers will benefit from yet another choice out of Sea-Tac airport."
"Condor is delighted to offer non-stop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. As a partner of Alaska Airlines, Condor will provide many connection options from the Pacific Northwest as well as the West Coast, said Janet Gorecki-Mackanin, Condor Sales and Marketing Manager, North America.
With the added service, Sea-Tac has 19 international nonstop connections served by 11 airlines including five cities in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, and Taipei) and five cities in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Reykjavik).
The flights will operate on Mondays and Thursday to Frankfurt, Germany. Three classes of service are available including Comfort Class, Premium Economy class and Economy.
More Details on Sea-Tac International Flights
Condor's announcement adds to previously announced expansions to international service for 2011 at Sea-Tac. Delta will add a second daily flight to Amsterdam in June and Icelandair will add a sixth weekly flight to Reykjavik in May.
Eight new international services have been added at Sea-Tac since 2007: Air France (2007 to Paris), British Airways (2008 to London), Lufthansa (2008 to Frankfurt), Hainan (2008 to Beijing), Icelandair (2009 to Reykjavik), Delta (2010 to Osaka and Beijing) and Condor (2011 to Frankfurt).
The German airline, Condor Flugdienst GmbH, was established in 1956 and continues as one of the leading carriers to over 60 destinations worldwide. Condor's fleet of 34 aircraft includes Airbus 320, Boeing 757-300 and Boeing 767-300. Introducing Premium Economy Class service last year on 767 aircraft increased options for Condor's long haul passengers. Parent company of Condor is the Thomas Cook Group Plc. For more information or reservations, visit www.condor.com
About Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA, KSEA) is ranked as the 17th largest U.S. airport, serving more than 31.2 million passengers in 2009. With a regional economic impact of more than $13.2 billion in business revenue, Sea-Tac generates more than 161,000 jobs (89,902 direct jobs) representing more than $2.2 billion in direct earnings and $412.4 million in state and local taxes. Twenty-six airlines serve 70 non-stop domestic destinations and 19 international cities.
Posted: December 7, 2010
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