Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the largest commercial airports in Germany. Every year more than 10 million passengers opt for the Airport where "everything is close at hand" and which ranks number six in a nationwide comparison of passenger statistics. Cargo business, the Airport’s second foothold, is thriving, too: handling around 90, 000 tonnes of air cargo in a year, Cologne/Bonn is second only to Frankfurt in this ranking. Taking passenger and cargo volume together, Cologne/Bonn comes in fourth among the German airports.

Geographically Cologne/Bonn is situated at the centre of one of the most densely populated regions in Europe. Some 15.5 million people live and work within a 100-kilometre radius of the Airport. This fact, plus the excellent traffic infrastructure and a 24-hour operating licence, is the Airport’s capital and accounts for the substantial growth potential it enjoys, unlike the majority of its European competitors. The three runways offer enough capacity for even more growth in future. What’s more, the largest runway - 3815 metres long – is the only real inter-continental airstrip in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In summer 2002 the low-cost carriers Germanwings and TUIfly announced that the one-time "Konrad Adenauer" government airport was to become their home base, marking the start of a rapid rise for the Airport company. Passenger volume doubled in only five years, with the number of destinations exceeding the 130 mark. In the meantime Cologne/Bonn is on its way to becoming a hub airport for inner-European connecting flights. More than 100,000 people from all over the world use the Airport as a stopover.

The motorway connection to Cologne/Bonn is ideal and after the opening of the underground railway station in 2004 there is not only an easy link between Terminals 1 and 2, on a daily basis 170 trains – mainline intercity, regional and suburban – pass through the station. This concept is an excellent example of how nowadays road and rail can be smartly brought together. With this network Cologne Bonn Airport is well connected to the Ruhr Area conurbation in the north and also to the Rhine-Main Region around Frankfurt in the south. And for travellers arriving by car there is a total of 11,200 parking places in three car parks.

Although the Airport did feel the departure of the major customers DHL and Lufthansa Cargo to Leipzig/Halle in 2008, Cologne/Bonn is still only second to Frankfurt in the German air cargo sector. In UPS and FedEX the Airport company has two worldwide operating logistic companies among their customers and is therefore making further investments in extending its infrastructure. The new 25-million-euro Cologne Bonn Cargo Center with a handling area of 12,500 m² for daily cargo will be opened in March.

In 2010 Cologne/Bonn will see another investment for the future finalised: the logistics expert FedEx will transfer its main hub for Central and Eastern Europe from Frankfurt to Cologne Bonn Airport. Construction work on the new hall has already started; both the Airport and the US carrier have invested 70 million euros. The new cargo and sorting centre will be handed over to FedEx on May 1, 2010.

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Cologne Bonn Airport Postfach 980120
Köln 51129

Contact Info
+49 (0)22 03 - 40-40 01/02

Köln / Bonn Weather info
Broken clouds, light rain showers

Location of this weather station:
3.3 km East-Southeast

Reported on:
Fri, 2018-08-17 01:50

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