Condor Airlines has announced a bilateral codeshare agreement with its U.S. partner, Alaska Airlines. With this new agreement, Condor and Alaska Airlines are set to improve their collaboration by displaying their unique designator codes on each other’s flights, simplifying the booking process through all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) channels.
For Condor Airlines, this means they can now showcase and sell over 70 Alaska Airlines routes that cross the U.S.
Alaska Airlines has been actively marketing and selling Condor’s nonstop flights to its main hub in Frankfurt, Germany, from 12 U.S. transatlantic gateways, including New York/JFK, Boston, Washington/BWI, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, and Los Angeles are just some of the gateways.
What does this mean for the passenger?
For those passengers planning a trip to Europe, Alaska Airlines can help seamlessly connect to over 100 European destinations and more through Condor’s Frankfurt hub. On the other hand, for those traveling within the U.S., Condor can now give you access to Alaska’s extensive network.
This strategic partnership further strengthens Condor’s participation in the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, allowing passengers to earn and redeem miles for Condor flights.
Mikko Turtiainen, Condor’s Director of Sales for the Americas, noted that Condor had been “working in close partnership with Alaska Airlines for more than ten years, and now, with our new codeshare agreement, we are able to build upon our successful interline agreement, which offered seamless connectivity, ticket, and baggage handling services.”
Turtiainen also highlighted some new possibilities this partnership offers, such as the ease of booking your entire journey on Condor (DE) codes, whether you’re flying from Honolulu to Frankfurt or vice versa.
Nat Pieper, Alaska’s Senior Vice President of Fleet, Finance, and Alliances, added that the Seattle-based airline will “continue to bolster our international partner portfolio, giving our guests convenient access to more of the globe. Condor provides a key link with its nonstops from Alaska’s gateway cities to Europe and beyond. We look forward to expanding our codeshare with Condor to destinations beyond Frankfurt in the near future.”
San Antonio and Miami in 2024
Starting on May 17 next year, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) will be offering nonstop seasonal flights to Europe through Condor Airlines. Their flights will connect San Antonio directly to Frankfurt, providing access to the German carrier’s European destinations.
This remarkable achievement is expected to have an annual economic impact of approximately $34 million on the region, according to Ralf Teckentrup, the CEO of Condor Airlines.
Apart from San Antonio, Condor will also introduce nonstop flights from Frankfurt to Miami International Airport in May. With three weekly flights from Miami to Frankfurt, passengers can also enjoy seamless connections to over in Frankfurt and gain miles on both Condor and Alaska Airlines frequent flyer programs.
“With our growing fleet of A330neos, we can provide better travel options to more and more Americans every year. I am particularly proud to see Florida return to our network next summer and to invite everyone in Southern Florida to try out our newest and most luxurious in-flight experience ever,” said Teckentrup.
In addition to Miami and San Antonio, Condor plans to expand in North America by increasing the frequency of flights to Boston to six times a week and Halifax to four times a week.