KUALA LUMPUR: Condor Airlines landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) for the first time on Nov 02, 2018, making it the 58th passenger airline to use the airport.
It will be the only airline to offer a direct flight between Malaysia and Germany. Its Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Frankfurt (FRA) route will be three times a week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The FRA-KUL route will be on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
For its inaugural flight here, Condor Airlines’ B767-300 aircraft flew from Frankfurt International Airport in Germany to KLIA with Germany’s ambassador to Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason, on board.
Group of Airlines Director of Customer Operations, Managing Director & Accountable Manager of Condor Airlines, Christian Schmitt, were also on the flight.
The passengers were treated to a cultural performance by dancers managed by Tourism Malaysia. They were greeted by Deputy Minister of Transport, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and culture Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, Deputy Head of Mission And Charge D’ Affairs Of German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, David Krivanek and Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airports Azli Mohamed.
“Condor Airlines is the 58th passenger airline to arrive in KLIA Main Terminal and I would also like to share that KLIA has seen growth with 3.2% passenger growth as of Sept 2018, ” said Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Azli Mohamed.
On the new route, Schmitt said Condor Airlines is excited to be the only airline offering a direct flight connection between Malaysia and Germany.
“Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt provide Malaysian and Southeast Asian travellers with varied opportunities to discover Europe and Frankfurt as one of the most important economic centres in Europe,” he said.
“Likewise, European travellers have the chance to discover beautiful Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. By connecting two cities that are of the same importance for their respective regions, we can promote economic and cultural exchange. This is something we as an airline always particularly encourage”.