Mar 6, 2019

MALAYSIA AND CONDOR AIRLINES INITIATE SUMMER 2019 CHARTER FLIGHT CAMPAIGN


BERLIN, GERMANY, 6 MARCH 2019, 2 PM: Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airports have signed a Memorandum of Joint Collaboration (MoJC) with Condor Airlines today, marking efforts to initiate Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur charter flight operations for the summer 2019 season.

The MoJC, signed by Datuk Musa Yusof, Director General from Tourism Malaysia, Mr. Mohamed Sallauddin Mohamed Shah, General Manager, Marketing from Malaysia Airports and Condor Airlines, was witnessed by Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia.

This development follows the success of a similar initiative undertaken for the winter 2018 season by all three parties. The first three months of the winter campaign saw Condor Airlines plying the Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur route with more than 90% load factor.

Chairman of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, said, “We are pleased with the success of the first partnership with Condor Airlines in 2018. It helped us gain a stronger footing in the German market, resulting in a 17.1% growth in German tourist arrivals to Malaysia last year.”

He added, “We hope to continue strengthening our market presence here with this Condor Airlines and Malaysia Airports partnership especially as we build up towards Visit Malaysia 2020.”

Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, Group CEO of Malaysia Airports said, “Since starting its operations in November 2018, Condor Airlines has carried more than 16,000 passengers into KLIA. Malaysia has often been Germany’s primary trading partner among ASEAN countries, with the continuation from winter to summer schedule, we strongly believe that this will enable both countries to further strengthen both the tourism and economy sectors.”

He added, “Condor Airlines” presence into Malaysia is made possible with the joint collaboration between Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia, under the Joint International Tourism Development Programme (JITDP), which had benefited 20 main projects for short and long-haul markets. I hope to see more beneficiaries take up the opportunity in using the JITDP fund to promote tourist arrivals into Malaysia.”

For the summer 2019 season, Condor Airlines will commence a twice-weekly service from 2 May to 31 October 2019, operating a fleet of B767-300 with a configuration of 235 seats, totaling 25,000 seats for the duration of the campaign.

With the scheduled flight by Condor Airlines, along with other strategic collaborations and promotions in the market, Tourism Malaysia is eyeing German arrivals to rise to 147,000 in 2019.

ENDS

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