Direct flights between Mexico and Germany

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Airlines serving the Germany-Mexico international niche


The international trans-Atlantic niche between Germany and Mexico is served exclusively by Germany-based airlines, more specifically: Condor and Lufthansa.

In May 2019 -during the Mexico-Germany Binational Commission– the two governments signed a Modifying Agreement to the Convention on Air Transport, thus creating “more flexible regulations regarding air transport between the two countiries,” and announced that almost half a million air passengers travelled between Germany and Mexico in 2018 to post a year-on-year increase of 8%.

See below for further -airline specific- information on the city pairs served, and more.


Mexican airlines with direct flights to Germany


There are currently no Mexican airlines offering direct flights to Germany.

 


Germany-based airlines with direct flights to Mexico


 

 

CONDOR AIRLINES in Mexico

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Condor offers direct flights from Germany to Mexico’s most famous beach resort: Cancun, from its base in Frankfurt International Airport.

The Germany-based airline Condor offers direct flights from Germany to Mexico’s most famous beach resort: Cancun, by way of two gateways: Frankfurt and Munich, the latter on a seasonal basis.

Condor currently -Oct. 2019- unites Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) with four weekly flights, on Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sunday.

See Condor in Cancun

Over the Winter 2018/19 season, Condor upped its weekly FRA-CUN flight offering to 10; whilst for the Summer 2019 season -according to press reports at the time- during the International Tourism Fair in Berlin (ITB – March, 2019), it was announced that Condor would be operating 44 flights per week to Cancun over the Summer 2019 season.

With regard to the carrier’s presence in Cancun, as of November 1, 2017., Condor was one of several airlines to tansfer their services to the -then- newly inaugurated Terminal 4 of the Cancun International Airport.

Condor’s other -seasonal- German gateway to Mexico’s Caribbean coast will connect the Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) and Cancun (CUN) -as of Nov. 4, 2019- for the upcoming Winter 2019/20 period.

This carrier celebrated its 60th Anniversary -on March 29, 2016- by honouring its first departure from Frankfurt (FRA) on route to Jerusalem, though this flight was carried out under the airline’s former name of: Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH.

In 2017, Condor was chosen as “the airline with the most satisfied customers in Germany” by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ), for the third consecutive year.

Condor’s full name is Condor Flugdienst, and -until Oct.2019- it had formed part of Thomas Cook Airlines since the Lufthansa Group sold the majority of its shares to Thomas Cook, which then rebranded the airline in 2003.

However, with the Thomas Cook Group declaring bancruptcy in September, 2019 -and the fact that the said Group owned 49% of Condor Airlines- the German government -and the government of the German state of Hesse– came together to provide a 6-month bridging loan to Condor Airlines -reportedly for the sum of €380 mn.- as a way to save this carrier from the same fate and help it survive through the upcoming Winter 2019/20 season.

At the time of the announcement of the aforementioned loan, Germany’s Finance Minister -Peter Altmaier- stated that the loan would help the company -which faced the potential loss of the carrier’s 5,000 employees- to continue operations. In the interim, Condor will be looking to find a new investor.

Possibly also of interest is that Condor has an interline agreement with the Canadian airline WestJet, which also serves Cancun, so those among you also wishing to travel to Canada may be able to benefit from Mileage Plan points.

And -in March 2017- Condor expanded its association with Alaska Airlines from the US, upping its 8-year interline agreement with the company to a code-share partnership, so … anyone wishing to travel USA-Germany can gain Mileage Plan points on both these airlines, and maybe have a dip in The Caribbean in between.

Condor is one of two airlines offering direct Germany-Mexico flights; its direct FRA-CUN flights are in competition with Lufthansa.

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*The source for the above annual passenger statistics was DATATUR, the National Statistical Information System of Mexico’s Tourism Sector

Condor offices – Frankfurt:
Condor Flugdienst GmbH, Condor Platz, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Condor Technik GmbH, Cargo City Süd, Gebäude 507 / Cargo City South, Building 507, 60549 Frankfurt/Airport

Condor telephones – Frankfurt:
Office – 49 (0) 6107-939-0 // Airport – 49 (0) 69-690-26086

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LUFTHANSA in Mexico

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Lufthansa offers two direct routes to Mexico, connecting Frankfurt with the Mexican capital: Mexico City, and the beach resort of Cancun.

Lufthansa -a founding Star Alliance member airline- has over 50 years in the Mexican market -arriving in 1966- and currently -Sept. 2019- offers direct flights to two Mexican destinations: Cancun – the Caribbean paradise- and the Mexican capital: Mexico City.

With regard to the Cancun flights -in May 2019- the company announced it was turning its -formerly- seasonal winter offering between the Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) into regular year-round services and is currently operating three weekly frequencies -on Tues., Thurs. and Sat.- using its A340-300 aircraft, with seating for up to 279 passengers.

See Lufthansa in Cancun

On November 1, 2017., Lufthansa was one of several airlines that transferred their services to the -then- newly inaugurated Terminal 4 of the Cancun International Airport.

This Star Alliance partner also offers two German gateways to the capital of the Mexican Republic, connecting Frankfurt (FRA) and the Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX), currently -Sept. 2019- operating daily direct services.

See Lufthansa in Mexico City

Lufthansa became the first airline to use the Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft in Mexico with seating for up to 293 passengers -according to the experts, the world’s most-modern, long-haul aircraft- with which it has operated its Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC-MEX) Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport services -since Oct. 29, 2018- and currently -Sept. 2019- uniting these two important cities with four weekly frequencies -Tues., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.- // whilst between MEX-MUC, the company offers 5 weekly frequencies (NOT Tues. or Thurs.).

In 2017, the German flagship carrier was the third most important player in the Europe-Mexico flight niche, having carried 356,090 passengers to Mexico throughout the period, an annual increase of 5.6%, to close the year representing 0.8% of all international arrivals to Mexico. Throughout 2018, this global player transported 367,827 passengers to Mexico.

Lufthansa is one of two airlines offering direct Germany-Mexico flights; its direct FRA-CUN flights are in competition with Condor.

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*The source for the above annual passenger statistics was DATATUR, the National Statistical Information System of Mexico’s Tourism Sector

Lufthansa office – Frankfurt Airport:
Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, 60546, Germany

Lufthansa telephone – Germany:
Customer relations: from outside Germany 49 (0) 69-867-99400

Lufthansa Airlines* Group members

Lufthansa / Austrian Airlines / Brussels Airlines / Edelweiss Air
Eurowings / German Wings / Swiss International Airlines

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