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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes Condor Airlines Nonstop Service to Frankfurt

New International Service to Major European Hub Market Begins in July 2012

Condor Airlines announced today at the 17th Annual World Route Development Forum in Berlin, Germany that it would begin seasonal, twice weekly service between Frankfurt and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Frankfurt is an important international destination and a major European hub market. Frankfurt Airport is among the top 10 busiest global airports, with 53 million annual passengers.

“We are delighted that Condor chose BWI Marshall Airport as its latest American market,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley. “BWI Marshall is an important transportation and economic resource for the State of Maryland and the National Capital region. Condor’s service between BWI Marshall and Frankfurt will help open the door to new global opportunities for our State and our region.”

Condor, a German airline, was founded in 1955 and is the third largest airline in Germany. The airline offers service to over 70 international destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The flights between BWI Marshall and Frankfurt will operate on Mondays and Thursdays. The service will utilize a 270-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft offering three classes of service—Comfort (business), Premium Economy and Economy.

“This new route gets our passengers within easy reach of two attractive destinations on the eastern coast of the USA,” explained Ralf Teckentrup, Condor CEO. “Both Baltimore and the U.S. capital Washington DC are directly linked to the airport.”

“This new international air service is an excellent addition for business and leisure travelers,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “Frankfurt is an important international destination and a key central European hub that offers excellent global connections. Travelers from throughout our region will benefit from this new international service from BWI Marshall.”

Jonathan Dean