Just recently in 2023 Condor Airlines launched a major expansion of its operations in the United States. The German carrier added 2 destinations to its US network Miami and San Antonio. By the end of 2024 the carrier will offer flights to 5 US destinations. However Condor passengers will now have access to a fantastic new perk, thanks to the agreement just signed with Alaska Airlines. So here’s what it’s all about.
Alaska Airlines and Condor Sign a Codeshare Agreement
Alaska Airlines and Condor, which already had a partnership standing since 2017, have decided to join forces even more from now on. The two carriers have in fact signed a codeshare agreement.
The agreement will allow passengers, upon booking, to fly with a single ticket flights operated by the two operators seamlessly. In simpler terms it’ll be possibile to connect with a single booking on Alaska Airlines and Condor with a single booking.
The two airlines will from now on apply to each other’s flights their own flight code and sell tickets as if the service were by them operated.
A Win-Win Agreement
An agreement that from my point of view is a win win for both involved parties. Alaska Airlines has a very strong presence on the US domestic market, but lacks any international flights. Having a codeshare with an airline like Condor grants the US airline a gateway to the rich European market. Condor also offers some of the newest planes on transatlantic flights as they use brand new A330neo in a 3 class configuration: Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. Business class seat furthermore transform into lie flat bed and offer a great deal of privacy.
Condor in a similar fashion will be able to offer onward travel its passengers making it an even more attractive option to travel across the Atlantic, not only for German passengers.