How Condor got its name
The German holiday airline was not always Condor. He is named after the Andean bird, has a very specific reason.
While the travel group Thomas Cook and its airline in the UK went under, lives on Condor. The German holiday airline received a government-guaranteed bridging loan, and saved under a legal umbrella. Now he's looking for a new owner. In Pole Position for a Takeover, Lufthansa is.
It would be a Déja-vu. In 1959, Lufthansa had bought a Condor once, as this, however, the German was called flight service. The today known Name discovered only two years later, still a young airline. For the former German national airline that was very important.