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Condor (DE): Why The Heavy Long-Haul Route Cut?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

Hi all,

I just saw on Wikipedia that Condor will discontinue many long-haul destinations:

Indian Ocean Islands:

- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport [ends 30 October]
- Mahe - Seychelles International Airport [ends 29 April]
- Malé - Malé International Airport [ends 30 October]

Middle East and India:

- Bahrain - Bahrain International Airport [ends 13 April]
- Goa - Dabolim Airport [ends 12 April]

The Caribbean:

- Antigua - VC Bird International Airport [ends 25 October]
- Nassau - Nassau International Airport [ends 29 October]
- Grantley Adams International Airport [ends 29 October]
- La Romana - La Romana International Airport [ends 26 March]
- Samaná - Samana El Catey International Airport [ends 27 April]
- Vieux Fort - Hewanorra Airport [ends 27 October]
- Porlamar - Del Caribe International General Santiago Marino Airport [ends 29 October]

Can anyone explain that? Do they get rid of a few 763? Are they planning to leave the long-haul market? I don't understand that and I am sad that Germany will lose so many nonstop flights to all these exotic destinations!

Patrick

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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Bahrain makes sence, it is only served during the winter season.
Replaced the SHJ stops.
As for the rest I would say that Wikipedia is wrong!
Heard nothing about a route cut. Especially after investing a lot of money in the B757/767 fleet this sounds quite unlikely.
But you never know!!!


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3919 times:



Quoting SQ325 (Reply 1):
Bahrain makes sence, it is only served during the winter season.

I agree, BAH is not exactly a German holidaymaker's paradise.

Quoting SQ325 (Reply 1):
As for the rest I would say that Wikipedia is wrong!

I hope so! I was totally surprised when I just saw that.

Patrick


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3880 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):

Just look at the ending dates. All of them are very close to the summer/winter schedule changeover. So the flights might "end" in the winter schedule, but continue in the one for summer.

But I agree, this seems very unprofessional.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3746 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Just look at the ending dates. All of them are very close to the summer/winter schedule changeover. So the flights might "end" in the winter schedule, but continue in the one for summer.

DE is serving most of these destinations in both seasons.

Patrick


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3653 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
DE is serving most of these destinations in both seasons.

Yes, but maybe someone looked only at one season and mentioned the last day of that seaon when the flight operates. But that's speculation on my part.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3631 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 5):
Yes, but maybe someone looked only at one season and mentioned the last day of that seaon when the flight operates. But that's speculation on my part.

I guess you are right (hopefully)! Cutting so many destinations doesn't sound logical at all.

Patrick


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4018 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
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I agree this doesn't sound right. On the other hand, could Thomas Cook have different plans for Condor?

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3375 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I just saw on Wikipedia

'nuff said.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

As Wikipedia relies on a timetable as a source, the information given there is correct. All of these flights are not included (yet) into the winter timetable. They well might be included in the time to come, but that would be pure speculation, which is against Wikipedia policies.

Tobias



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2953 times:



Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 9):
As Wikipedia relies on a timetable as a source, the information given there is correct. All of these flights are not included (yet) into the winter timetable. They well might be included in the time to come, but that would be pure speculation, which is against Wikipedia policies.

Thanks for the explanation! Good to know that they won't discontinue all these flights!

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 8):
'nuff said.

There are also a lot excellent articles on Wikipedia.

Patrick


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