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Condor’s Swish New Business Class Can Be Booked From $2,131

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Condor — the German leisure airline that you might not have heard of — has just flown its state-of-the-art new business class to the U.S. for the first time.

The carrier’s shiny new Airbus A330-900neo (registered D-ANRH), complete with its striped livery, touched down at New York-JFK on Monday, February 13, 2023.

“We have to build awareness and we have to improve the product recognition that is in the market,” said Mikko Turtiainen, director of sales for the Americas at Condor.

Let’s take a look.

Condor’s New ‘With-Frills’ Business Class

You can now book Condor’s stunning new Skylounge Core seats on its route between Frankfurt (FRA) and New York (JFK).

The plush seat type, which debuted recently on start-up boutique airline Starlux, features exclusively on the airline’s Airbus A330-900s. Condor will have 18 of these jets by the time the order completes.

Condor A330 900neo Business Class
Condor’s gorgeous new business class cabin featuring Safran’s Skylounge Core Seat. Image Credit: Condor

Prime Seats are even more spacious than the other 26 seats in the business cabin, which take up the first row of the aircraft (seats 2A, 1E, 1F, and 2K). They feature 24-inch IFE screens, as well as other extras such as more luxury amenity kit, pajamas and slippers, and a snack basket featuring premium brands.

By the end of summer 2023, Condor plans to operate 16 routes from Germany to North America with the A330-900neo.

Eventually, Condor’s A330-900neo will become the carrier’s sole long-haul aircraft by the end 2024, meaning the end of the line for its old business class product on the A330-200s and Boeing 767-300ERs.

Condor Business Class dessert
A snapshot of Condor’s old business class where direct aisle access for all passengers was not a feature. Image Credit: Condor

How to Book

Round-trip fares on the New York to Frankfurt route in the all-new business class start from as low as $2,131 — that’s $500 cheaper than its main competitor Lufthansa and around $300 cheaper than Delta’s average lowest fare on the route.

For an additional $212, 4 passengers on every A330-900-operated flight will have the opportunity to upgrade to the exclusive Prime Seats.

As of June 1, 2021, it’s no longer possible to redeem Lufthansa’s Miles & More miles on Condor flights. It will be interesting to see whether the airline adopts a frequent flyer miles scheme in the future to attract would-be passengers who only use miles to book their flights.

Hot Tip: Thankfully, if you prefer to fly in the pointy end of the plane but like to use miles instead, there are many ways you can do so between the U.S. and Europe

Final Thoughts

Condor’s new business class is turning heads on both side of the Atlantic. It’s certainly a huge improvement from its old product and a solid alternative when up against other transatlantic business class products, and we can’t wait to fly it!

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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