Its funny, Condor is a very old german airline and it went into problems because Thomas Cook went bancrupt. The german state gave a 500 million € loan to save Condor.
The german national carrier Lufthansa had interest in buying Condor but that would create a monopoly so this attempt was denied.
Last week a suprise thing happend. Polish auirline LOT bought Condor with a huge loan from the polish government.
But while Poland appeared super proud to have bought Condor, this might collapse badly.
Lufthansa doesnt take this easily and already announced it will kick both, LOT and Condor out of its Miles and More program
But the more devastating step for Condor is, that Lufthansa plans to kick it out of its shuttle program. Condor depends on Lufthansa to transfer their passengers to central hubs.
Currently, the relationship consists of a contract that feeds Lufthansa traffic to long-distance Condor routes in Frankfurt as well as the Condor's participation in the Lufthansa frequent flyer program Miles & More.
Lufthansa has been bringing passengers on Condor's behalf to Frankfurt for years now. This allows them to more easily switch to the long-haul aircraft of the leisure carrier. Without these feeder services, Condor will need to find another way to fill up its aircraft.
I have flow Condor twice. In 2018 to Cuba and 2019 to Mauritius, when it was still german owned and had a good reputation.
As a German, i want fly German and not polish. So i wont use Condor anymore until this is not solved. I think Lufthansa should buy Condor and things should continue how it was but we will see how this develops.
This year we fly Iceland and use Lufthansa and avoid Condor.
So far Condor already has a significant drop in bookings and makes adds, saying its still same Condor as before, but many here dont accept that.