German airline Condor has launched nonstop flights from Frankfurt to Cape Town twice weekly.
Incoming flights will arrive Tuesdays and Saturdays, with return flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays. The airline will be utilising a Boeing 767-300 type aircraft.
“This is the first international airline to join the Cape Town International Airport family for this year following Air France and Edelweiss Air who launched direct flights to Cape Town at the end of 2011,” said Deidre Davids, Communications Manager, Cape Town International Airport.
The airport also welcomes back its seasonal airlines, Lufthansa, which connects Cape Town directly to Munich, Germany.
Other seasonal airlines resuming flights are Virgin Atlantic flying directly to London, Heathrow airport, Air France which connects the City directly to Paris and Edelweiss airlines which flies to Zurich.
British Airways has also resumed its second daily flight to London Heathrow and Emirates airline which flies directly to Dubai will resume its second flight on 2 December 2012.
The airport will also be welcoming back Air Mauritius, which will operate three weekly flights.
“As a destination, Cape Town is well known for its busy summer season and its quieter winter months and the movement through the airport is no different.
”Last year, the peak season was especially busy and so it will be interesting to see what the passenger numbers will look like this season given the current economic climate,” Davids said.
Condor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading tour operators, currently operates to more than 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.