June 25, 2024

Condor launches new A330neo cabin design

Could Condor win Cabin Concept of the Year 2023?

Airline: Condor

Launched: June 2022

Elements: Comfort • Interior Design

Condor is championing a new era of cabin design, created to provide a lounge-like atmosphere with maximum comfort above the clouds.

Condor received its first A330neo in December 2022 and with it came the carrier’s determination to create an extraordinary concept for its aircraft cabin interior design.

The airline wanted to create a more relaxed environment with a focus on a new feeling of comfort and more feel-good factors. It wanted to bring the stripes of its unique corporate identity from the outside of the aircraft and its promotional campaigns into the cabin, in a smooth way using more muted colours.

The idea behind the new cabin concept was to create an atmosphere of wellbeing and the feel of a cosy living room. This was done through the use of a darker seat colour and wallpaper design. The cabin colour is a consistent marina blue throughout, complimenting dark wood décor and leather in Business Class. The goal is to roll out this style across the whole long-haul fleet by 2024.

The stripes within the corporate identity were brought into the interior on the back walls, within the seats and on accessories, while the living room feeling was consistently restated through the use of the blues. Bringing the exterior design inside is a new innovation which Condor has aimed to deliver in an to elegant and relaxed way.

It believes this is the first time that an airline has so consistently brought a living room and feel-good atmosphere into the aircraft and has dared to bring so much dark colour into the cabin, from seat covers to wallpaper, carpets and curtain fabrics. The unique stripes have been incorporated in a smooth way creating special decorative effects.

Interior Design

Visually, the new cabin product impresses with a stylish colour concept that focuses on the colours ‘Condor Marina’ and ‘Condor Earth’ as well as the subtle stripes as a recurring element. This element includes a striped badge on every seat as well as uniformly striped headrest covers in Business and Premium Economy Class. The brand panel has the new shape of a column, which also fits perfectly with the stripes. For optimal light conditions and a feel-good atmosphere, the cabin features mood lighting that can be individually adjusted for all classes to suit the time of day. This helps guests fall asleep easily and wake up more relaxed.

Comfort

Thanks to the 1-2-1 seat configuration in Business Class, each seat has direct access to the aisle, giving passengers maximum privacy from their neighbour. Improvements in seating, give passengers a 180 degree flat bed with 199cm length plus enhancements to the surrounding living space and footwell.  A new design aims to make the stay onboard something special and increase the anticipation of travelling with Condor.

In Premium Economy there is also increased legroom with 89cm seat pitch – almost 6 inches more seat pitch than in Economy Class. There is a net storage space with extra bottle holder in both Premium Economy Class and Economy Class, cocktail table, device holder, generous storage area and coat hooks.

Will Condor win Cabin Concept of the Year 2023? Join us in Hamburg on June 6 2023 as we unveil winners at the Onboard Hospitality Awards ceremony at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE).

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