Press Releases - 2018 Archives
Flights to Frankfurt Now Departing from PHX Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix, AZ – America’s Friendliest Airport® welcomed its newest airline, Condor Airlines, to Arizona today. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and local leaders gathered at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to greet the first arriving flight and celebrate the start of service to Frankfurt, Germany. Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook Group, will operate the route between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Frankfurt Airport twice a week through September. The flight will operate on Mondays and Fridays, and will provide a critical link for both business and leisure travelers to and from Germany and Arizona.
Travelers wishing to connect elsewhere will find that the flight offers a convenient and time-effective way to get to Europe and beyond. Condor offers service to 90 destinations from Frankfurt. Business and leisure travelers to Germany will also find that the Frankfurt Airport serves the most destinations of any airport in the world, offering service to about 300 destinations across five continents.
The twice a week flight will be served by a Boeing 767-300ER with more than 250 seats. Each passenger onboard will receive complimentary checked baggage, beverages, meals and in-flight entertainment. The 18 seats in Business Class feature lie-flat seats, a personal in-seat premium entertainment system, power and USB ports, and gourmet meals with complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Those seated in one of the 35 seats in the Premium Class will find added legroom and adjustable headrests, premium in-flight, in-seat entertainment, USB ports, premium meals and complimentary beverages. Condor Airlines also participates in the TSA’s Pre-Check Program.
Frankfurt is the latest new route added at Phoenix Sky Harbor. The Airport has been focused on increasing international service, including adding new Montreal service earlier this year and increased service to London on British Airways. Phoenix Sky Harbor is a convenient gateway to destinations in the U.S. and abroad with nonstop service offered to more than 100 domestic destinations and 22 international destinations. The flight will also benefit the local economy, as international flights to Phoenix already bring in approximately $3 billion each year. For more information on new flight options, please visit skyharbor.com/flyphx.
Flights can be booked online at www.condor.com or by telephone 1‐866‐960‐7915.
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.
Quotes from Phoenix Mayor, City Council, and Condor Airlines
“By offering Phoenix residents and visitors direct service to another major international hub —Frankfurt, Germany — we’re growing our international presence and global connectivity. The new service provides a convenient connection to and from Phoenix for business and leisure travelers alike, and that’s good for our growing economy.”
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
“Linking two premier global destinations, Frankfurt and Phoenix, with non-stop service provides a convenient travel option for our corporate and leisure passengers. I am delighted to welcome Condor Airlines to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.”
Phoenix Vice Mayor Thelda Williams
Chairwoman of the Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
“Sky Harbor International Airport continues to attract international leisure travel and business investment. This announcement opens a new gateway to Phoenix not only for travelers from Frankfurt but for travelers all throughout Europe.”
Councilman Jim Waring, District 2
“This new service will provide a boost to our local economy not only from those travelling for leisure, but also by bringing new businesses to the area. In addition, it provides our residents an easy, convenient travel option to Europe and beyond.”
Councilwoman Laura Pastor, District 4
“The new service is a powerful tool in our ongoing efforts to attract foreign companies to Phoenix and additional visitors from Europe. This is one more step in our ongoing effort to elevate Phoenix as a world-class city, enhance our position as a hub for entrepreneurship, engineering and technology, and increase our appeal as destination for multicultural tourism.”
Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, District 5
Chairman of the Downtown, Aviation, Economy, and Innovation Subcommittee
“It is great to see Condor Airlines’ offering non-stop service to Phoenix from Frankfurt, Germany. We have worked very hard to attract new international service and we will continue to do so. We look forward to future opportunities to showcase everything Phoenix has to offer.”
Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7
Member of the Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee
“With new non-stop flights to Frankfurt, Sky Harbor Airport has expanded its reach and made Phoenix an even better location for businesses looking to grow their operations. These flights are an essential step in Phoenix becoming a hub of international commerce and critical to growing our economy to benefit our residents.”
Councilwoman Kate Gallego, District 8
Represents the district where Sky Harbor is located
“After working closely with our partners at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the city of Phoenix and the tourism boards, we are thrilled to have officially inaugurated our new non-stop service to Frankfurt. Our Condor flight is the only non-stop service from Phoenix to Continental Europe, and brings a new, affordable, comfortable and convenient option for vacationers from Arizona and the greater Southwest region headed to Europe.”
Christoph Debus, Chief Airlines Officer for Thomas Cook Group Airline