Condor (DE, Frankfurt Int'l) has repainted the first aircraft, B767-300(ER) D-ABUF (msn 26985), into a slightly modified livery which lacks any references to its former parent, Thomas Cook Group.

The German carrier said via Twitter that "the Thomas Cook name and the heart-shaped logo must be completely removed for trademark reasons". As such, its returned to its old stylized-condor logo which it last used 16 years ago. The colour scheme remains grey and golden.

Condor is one of two main units formerly owned by Thomas Cook Group which remain in operation. The other one is Sunclass Airlines (DK, Copenhagen Kastrup), formerly Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (DK, Copenhagen Kastrup).

Condor also owns a technical subsidiary, Thomas Cook Aviation (H3, Frankfurt Int'l), and has a sister firm in Spain, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics (H5, Palma de Mallorca). Both airlines continue to operate exclusively for Condor.

"Due to the fact that our partner airlines Thomas Cook Aviation and Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics only serve Condor as their client, their liveries will be changed as well and the sunny heart will be removed from the planes through cost-efficient decals," spokesperson Magdalena Hauser told ch-aviation.

Editorial Comment: The article has been updated regarding Thomas Cook Aviation and Balearics. - 04.12.2019 - 14:58 UTC