FRANKFURT, GERMANYGerman Leisure carrier Condor is gearing up to renew its long-haul fleet with 16 Airbus A330-900 jets. As the German launch customer, the airline aims to begin operations with the Airbus' new-generation widebody from autumn next year.

"We are introducing the aircraft into our operations and will be setting new standards: with our modern long-haul fleet, we will inseparably combine sustainability and holidays with Condor in the future. On board the quietest cabin in the world on an aircraft of this size, our guests can also expect the highest level of comfort in a brand new Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class," says Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor.

"With our fleet modernization we reach another milestone in our company's history and take the next step towards the future," he adds.

Condor expects the long-haul fleet to be fully replaced by the middle of 2024. Full details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed.

Condor operates a long-haul fleet comprising Boeing 767-300ERs but also uses 757-300s and Airbus A320-family jets.