Pittsburgh is getting another direct flight to Europe starting in June when Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook group, will offer twice-weekly flights to Frankfurt, Germany through September 1.
This will be the first time Pittsburgh has had non-stop service to Germany since 2004.
The announcement of the seasonal route comes days after the announcement of Wow Airlines’ direct flights from Pittsburgh to Reykjavik, Iceland with continuing flights to European cities. That service is year-round.
Frankfurt is a key city for Pittsburgh, long coveted by the business community, although Condor is considered a leisure travel airline.
The other non-stop service to Europe is to Paris via Delta Airlines.
“We are absolutely thrilled about this non-stop flight to Frankfurt,”said Craig Davis, president of VisitPITTSBURGH. “This streamlined air travel provides an excellent opportunity for increased visitation from tourists, business travelers and international conventions.”
“This is the second international non-stop service route announced this week,” he added. “It demonstrates that the aggressive efforts to increase international air travel to Pittsburgh are paying off and we’re proud at VisitPITTSBURGH to be a part of these ongoing efforts.”
Currently Condor Airlines flies to Europe from New York, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Boston, according to their website, which says that San Francisco will soon be added. Condor flies to a dozen European cities, including Prague, Oslo, Munich and Berlin.
Introductory rates for some fares will be as low as $99 one way. Like Wow Airlines, seat reservations are extra.