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Condor Boeing 767-300(ER)(WL) retro livery arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport on an awesome Saturday afternoon 2019 - Photo by Robson Smith
Condor Boeing 767-300(ER)(WL) retro livery arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA) on an awesome Saturday afternoon 2019. In the image, notice Condor's unique retro livery proudly showcased on their 767-300, denoting the airline's long history since its founding in 1955. Currently, Condor operates at least two aircraft sporting a retro design, and the particular livery in this image pays homage to Condor's operations in the 1970s. During this respective time period, Condor's livery would have been considered typical, incorporating a cheat line running in linear fashion down the fuselage (blue dash) and a black nose cone - both of which were very common in the 1970s. On another note, the 767 aircraft in this image was delivered to the airline in 2012 and represents a sizable portion of Condor's relatively small fleet of 16 Boeing 767s (with one on order) and 41 total aircraft. However, the company graciously makes up for this when taking into account the group in which it finds its home - the Thomas Cook Group, which operates over 100 combined aircraft. In addition, the Frankfurt-based airline's fleet size is further augmented by the supplementary aircraft it leases during peak holiday seasons from other airlines. When the company was still referred to as the Deutsche Flugdienst in 1956, the airline operated a lonely three aircraft seating 36 a piece. Growing quickly, however, to purchase a competitor airline, Condor Luftreederei, in 1961, the modern name, Condor Flugdienst, was born. With memories of aviation flying today and tremendous aspirations for tomorrow, what a wonderful moment to treasure at YYZ. Enjoy!
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