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Old 13th Apr 2020, 16:43
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While LOT publicly stating they are pulling out of the Condor purchase was to some extent expected, it's definitely bad news for Condor.
However, there is the (small) possibility that the German Govt will give some sort of further bailout to Condor.... I wouldn't write Condor off *quite* yet
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 17:37
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
While LOT publicly stating they are pulling out of the Condor purchase was to some extent expected, it's definitely bad news for Condor.
However, there is the (small) possibility that the German Govt will give some sort of further bailout to Condor.... I wouldn't write Condor off *quite* yet
Apparently the German government are prepared to nationalise Condor.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile..../idUSKBN21J5F9
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 09:39
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Apparently the German government are prepared to nationalise Condor.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile..../idUSKBN21J5F9
If you believe certain segments of UK opinion that simply isn't possible as an EU member. Curiously, if the Reuters report turns out not to be fake news, (and Reuters are one of the most respected news agencies) that's another myth blown wide open.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 10:11
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Reuters quote - Nationalising Condor would only be for a limited time as Germany aims to restart a sales process as soon as the stranglehold on the travel industry from the coronavirus pandemic has eased, the sources said.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 10:27
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Reuters quote - Nationalising Condor would only be for a limited time as Germany aims to restart a sales process as soon as the stranglehold on the travel industry from the coronavirus pandemic has eased, the sources said.
Obviously at some stage we'll find out just how open ended that "limited time" turns out to be. Clearly the name and reputation of Condor almost qualifies them with the epithet "national treasure", you only need to look at how long Thomas Cook group took the revert the airline to it's traditional name after they experimented with rebranding. The German government isn't about to allow them to go down the tubes, certainly not without a fight. You could with some justification say that Thomas Cook, as a name and a business was held on a similar pedestal in UK eyes (even though it had long been flogged off) and it would have been possible for HMG to have done similar at the time of the debacle but the UK government doesn't do things that way, which in some respects is a shame as it has lead to the demise of too many UK businesses, not just within the travel industry.

The result is of course that many people lost their jobs and the livelihoods.
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 10:44
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Yes Condor has always been seen as a German national treasure, strong brand etc.

LH was sniffing around to get them off TCK before their collapse but LH pulled away - same time as VAA/VS was looking at TCK airlines UK.
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G-TCXC is about to land at Newquay coming from Copenhagen. - cheaper Parking?
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Old 15th Apr 2020, 12:10
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Could be but could also be for scheduled maintenance.
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Old 15th Apr 2020, 16:18
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 15:04
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Just seen a short video of A330 G-MLJL being scrapped at MAN. Starboard wing was severed just outboard of the pylon and fell to ground............
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 17:21
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Just seen a short video of A330 G-MLJL being scrapped at MAN. Starboard wing was severed just outboard of the pylon and fell to ground............
would you mind sharing a link please?
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 18:15
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Iím not sure I have permission - will look around for other versions
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 18:20
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Originally Posted by jonnyrobbo View Post
would you mind sharing a link please?
Several videos on Twitter - just search for G-MLJL and several vids will show up
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