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Airbus A300B4 - Condor

Condor (Condor Flugdienst) is a German holiday airline and part of the Thomas Cook Group. Its main base is Frankfurt Airport but it also flies from other German airports. The airline was founded in 1955 as Deutsche Flugdienst and started flying in March 1956. In 1957 Condor-Luftreederei was set up and in 1961 this airline was taken over by Deutsche Flugdienst. The newly formed company was named Condor Flugdienst. In 2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook.

Condor became a widebody operator in 1971, when it started flying the Boeing 747. Later it also operated the Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10 and the Airbus A300 and A310. Today the Boeing 767 is the only widebody type in the fleet.

Condor flew a total of nine Airbus A300s, all of the B4 version. It received the first one in 1979. Later A300s followed in the mid-eighties. Most of the aircraft were in the fleet for only a short time. Condor operated the type until 1989. The photograph shows an A300 operated earlier by Hapag Lloyd, Condor's rival on the German holiday market. The photograph is taken at Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport.

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