German airline Condor has been rapidly expanding its network and is providing new links between Europe and Asia.
Yesterday the airline launched once weekly flights between Frankfurt and Yangon, becoming the first European carrier to link to the newly opened up Myanmar.
The flight will leave Frankfurt on Tuesday at 1440 and land in Myanmar's capital the next morning at 0625. The return flight goes via Phuket – leaving Yangon at 0745 on Wednesday, landing in Phuket at 1015, then departing at 1145 to arrive back in Germany at 1840.
The service uses a 268-seat A767-300, with 35 premium economy seats and 18 of what the airline calls “comfort class” seats.
Yangon is seeing rapidly expanding air connections following Myanmar’s moves towards democracy and the lifting of sanctions. Business people are flying to the country to explore the extensive opportunities it offers (see here), and many carriers are increasing services to the city. Last month alone saw Korean Air and China Airlines (see here) and ANA (see here) up services.
On November 2, the airline also launched direct flights between Frankfurt and Siem Reap in Cambodia, becoming the second European carrier to serve the country after Air France, which launched flights to Phnom Penh in early 2011.
The flight will leave Frankfurt at 1410 on Fridays, landing in Siem Reap at 0850 the next morning. The return leg departs Siem Reap at 0850 on Saturday, touching down in Phuket at 1030 and then taking off at 1200 to arrive in Frankfurt at 1855.
The following day (November 3) Condor launched a twice-weekly service between Frankfurt and Cape Town in South Africa and between Düsseldorf and Dubai. This is its second service to Dubai, along with the existing flight from Frankfurt.
For more information, visit www.condor.com