Air International 2006-10
B.Hales-Dutton - Condor. Leaner and Fitter at 50 /Commercial/
In 1971, Condor became the first leisure airline to operate the Boeing 747. However, it disposed of the type in 1979, as it found them too large for tour operators' requirements.
This Boeing 767-330(ER) wears the airline's current scheme with the name 'Condor' as the most prominent word. This reversed a decision to take advantage of the Thomas Cook name, it being decided that 'Condor' was more popular in Germany.
Some aircraft in the Condor fleet, like this Boeing 767-330 (ER), have worn a hybrid livery of the yellow and white scheme with additional Thomas Cook titles.
An Airbus A320 in Condor livery before it was decided to add the name Thomas Cook. At the time this aircraft was part of the airline's Berlin division. Condor Berlin was merged into the main carrier in 2004 as a cost-saving measure
In the latter half of the 1960s, Condor started to receive its first jet aircraft. One type acquired in this period was the Boeing 737, which entered the airline's service in 1969.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10s served with Condor from 1979 to 1999.
Condor celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion has painted Boeing 757-330, D-ABON, in this special scheme with the words Wir lieben Fliegen (We love to fly) on the side.