Inaugural flight to Curaçao: Germany’s most popular leisure carrier today celebrated its first flight from Frankfurt to Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, with all passengers at the gate of the flight. The new Caribbean destination is served every Wednesday in winter by a Boeing 767-300.
“Curaçao adds another dream destination to Condor’s diverse Caribbean portfolio and we offer even more choice for all Caribbean enthusiasts. With a total of 17 destinations in the Caribbean, the Thomas Cook Group Airline already offers by far the most destinations there,” says Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor.
At the gate of the inaugural flight, the new connection was celebrated together with Anke Giesen, Chief Operations Officer, Fraport AG, and Paul Pennicook, Magaging Director & CEO of the Curaҫao Tourist Board, as well as over 200 guests.
Anke Giesen, Chief Operations Officer, Fraport AG: “We are delighted that our long-time and valued customer Condor is now flying to the Caribbean island of Curaçao. The new weekly connection to the Netherlands Antilles offers sun-seeking passengers another attractive destination on the Caribbean islands, which for the first time can be reached directly from Frankfurt. This has a long tradition, as Condor has been connecting Frankfurt with destinations around the globe for over 60 years. We wish Condor on the new route “Always Happy Landings” at Frankfurt Airport.”
Paul Pennicook, Managing Director/CEO Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation: “We are very pleased about the new partnership with Condor. In recent years we have welcomed many German guests, and we are convinced that tourists from Germany will benefit from the central connection of Frankfurt/Main Airport. Everyone is welcome to experience Curaçao themselves!”
Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and lies off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea. The “blue heart of the Caribbean” combines historical flair, European and Caribbean culture, natural attractions and a variety of sports and leisure activities with culinary experiences of a special kind.
The capital Willemstad impresses with its pastel-coloured house front, the impressive Queen Emma Bridge as well as historical buildings in colonial style and is in large parts a UNESCO World Heritage Site