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Condor Aircraft Long-haul

LOT plans new aircraft for Condor long haul

Condor Aircraft Long-haul

The new Condor investor PGL with its airline LOT wants to renew the long-haul fleet of the German subsidiary as soon as possible after the takeover. "The long-haul aircraft must be replaced within the next two to three years", said LOT head Rafal Milczarski on Friday in Frankfurt. Condor's 16 Boeing 767 long-haul jets consume significantly more fuel than comparable more modern models. Leased aircraft of the Canadian Air Transat additionally support the Condor fleet. Milczarski is therefore considering purchasing 20 new long-haul jets. LOT itself currently operates the "Dreamliner", the Boeing 787, on long-haul routes, whose introduction has reduced fuel consumption by 20 percent, according to Milczarski.

 

LOT has big plans with its subsidiary and is also considering expansion into Austria and Switzerland, provided that growth is secure and profitable. Further jobs at Condor are not to be cut after the takeover. "I need all these employees to develop the business and the future of Condor," said Milczarski. Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup made it clear that no cuts are planned beyond the already known staff reductions.

 

(dpa, career.aero)

Jan 27, 2020

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