Condor releases long-haul flights for summer 2019: All long-haul flights for the next summer season – May to October 2019 – can now be booked with Condor. The German holiday airline is heading for Kuala Lumpur in the summer of 2019. Every Monday and Thursday, a Boeing B-767 takes off in Frankfurt for the twelve-and-a-half-hour flight to the capital of Malaysia. The prices for the one-way start at 279.99 euros. Thanks to a co-operation with Malaysia Airlines, further destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Bali or Singapore can be reached via Kuala Lumpur. It is also on some long hauls from Frankfurt in the summer of 2019, further capacity increases, for example, to Cancun (Mexico) on five frequencies per week or to Mombasa (Kenya) on four services. In addition, Phoenix (Arizona) will be served longer than this year, from May to the end of October.
Market trends & Destination news:
Hurghada surges on as Antalya consolidates and Spain drops again: Egypt has confirmed its status as one of this year’s destination winners on the German package holiday market, the latest monthly figures from leading reservations provider Traveltainment showed. Bookings for Hurghada increased by a very strong 65% compared to the same month last year after more than doubling in April and following several months with high double-digit growth. Turkey consolidated its comeback as a top destination for German holidaymakers this year with a solid 8% year-on-year rise for Antalya after very high growth rates in recent months, including rises of 77% in April and 86% in March. The Turkish Riviera gateway airport accounted for 30% of all bookings for the top ten destination airports last month. But demand for the main Spanish holiday destinations continued to weaken among German consumers. Bookings to Palma, which accounted for 23% of all bookings, fell by 9% in May, the fifth month in a row with lower sales figures. Similarly, there were lower bookings for the Canary Islands once again, with Fuerteventura (-9%), Las Palmas (-19%) and Tenerife (South) (-1%) all showing sales declines for the fourth consecutive month.
The Thai company Minor International has acquired further shares in the Spanish NH Hotel Group from the Chinese HNA Group. For the Minor CEO Dillip Rajakarier, this is a strategic move towards an absolute majority of NH.
Tour operator news:
Alltours raises forecast for fiscal year: Alltours expects a financial statement above plan for the 2017/18 financial year. The tour operator announces this at the presentation of his new winter program. Originally Alltours had assumed a sales increase of five percent and an increase in customer numbers of three percent. “We are currently better in terms of sales and customer numbers than forecast at the beginning of the financial year, said Markus Daldrup, Chairman of the Board.