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Quick take-off for the airport after the pandemic


In spite of the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Cologne Bonn Airport completed the 2021 financial year better than expected and earned a much better annual result than in 2020. Although it is still minus 14.5 million euros, the loss was... Read more

Fly from Cologne/Bonn to Athens with AEGEAN


Returning to Cologne Bonn Airport: From this summer onwards, Greek airline AEGEAN will once again be operating flights from Cologne/Bonn to the Greek capital city, Athens. From 20 June, right on time for the start of the summer holidays in North... Read more

dnata to expand cargo operations into Germany


dnata announced expansion of its European footprint through the planned acquisition of Germany-based Wisskirchen Handling Services (Wisskirchen).  Subject to government approval, dnata’s entry into the German market will further develop its... Read more

Eurowings and Cologne/Bonn Airport join forces to plant 6.000 trees in Cologne's Königsforst


The airline Eurowings and Cologne/Bonn Airport are leading the way on the subject of sustainability and are launching an ambitious project together that will contribute to protecting ecosystems and forests in the Rhineland: the two companies have begun... Read more

Ryanair to fly to Stockholm and Biarritz


Nordic beauty or southern French chic: the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced two new and exciting destinations from Cologne Bonn – Stockholm and Biarritz – just in time to kick off its summer flight schedule at the end of March. The... Read more

Thilo Schmid New President and CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport


Yesterday, 1 March 2022, Thilo Schmid took up his position as new President and CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. Together with Managing Director and CFO Torsten Schrank, the 46-year-old business studies graduate forms the management at Cologne Bonn... Read more

Third new route: EasyJet to fly to Porto


EasyJet announced today that it will be connecting Cologne Bonn Airport with the northern Portuguese city of Porto twice a week as of 1 April. After Berlin and Mallorca, this is the third new destination that the British low-cost airline is offering from... Read more

Reading Material for a Relaxed Flight

Opening WHSmith

Books, magazines, travel goods and much more: today, the British bookshop chain WHSmith opened a 280 square metre book and press shop near the central security checkpoint at Cologne Bonn Airport. Passengers can find a wide range of German and... Read more

Passenger Growth and Cargo Record

Luftfracht CGN

In 2021, Cologne Bonn Airport grew in the two transport segments of passenger traffic and air cargo. The number of passengers grew by 38 per cent in comparison to 2020 to 4.25 million, but reached only a good third of the pre-crisis level. Developments... Read more

Air Serbia new to Cologne Bonn Airport

Airbus Air Serbia

A new airline and new route at Cologne Bonn: twice a week, Air Serbia now connects the Rhineland to the southern Serbian city of Niš. As of this week, the second largest airport in the Balkan republic is being served by an Airbus A319 on Thursdays and... Read more

Antonov brings 85 tonnes of COVID-19 test kits

Antonov 124 am Köln

On Saturday morning, 25 December, the first of a probable four Antonov 124s landed at Cologne Bonn Airport at around 9 am. The plane came from Zhengzhou in China and had more than 2.8 million COVID-19 test kits on board. The 85 tonnes of covid lateral... Read more

Thilo Schmid is the new CEO of Cologne Bonn Airport

Thilo Schmid

At its meeting yesterday, the Supervisory Board of Cologne-Bonn Airport unanimously elected Mr Thilo Schmid as the new CEO of Cologne-Bonn Airport. The 46-year-old Master in Business Administration graduate will take up his position at the airport... Read more

MNG Airlines expands presence in Cologne/Bonn

MNG Airlines at Cologne Bonn Airport

This week Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) celebrated the arrival of MNG Airlines’ brand new converted A330-300 P2F and the inaugural flight of the new regular CGN-JFK route. By adding the A330-300 P2F, which can carry up to 63 tons per flight, MNG... Read more

A Good Neighbourhood - DLR and Cologne Bonn Airport to Work Together More Closely in Future

Satellite image CGN + DLR

DLR and Cologne Bonn Airport to Work Together More Closely in Future If there is a central location for aviation in North Rhine-Westphalia, then it is in the south of Cologne, at the edge of the Wahner Heide heathland. Research, industry and safety... Read more

86 destinations in the new winter schedule


The new winter schedule for Cologne Bonn Airport, which applies starting 31 October, is flying to 86 destinations. A total of 20 airlines will be flying to exciting metropolises and sunny destinations. The new schedule includes new destinations like... Read more

Cooperation with Cologne Bonn Airport strengthens THW's international logistics operations

Cooperation THW/CGN

Cologne/Bonn. Today, the Federal Agency Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) and Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH signed a cooperation agreement for future THW operations. With this agreement, THW is further expanding its capacities in the field of logistics. "The... Read more

Fly away with SIEGFRIED – first gin vending machine opens at Cologne Bonn Airport

Fly away with SIEGFRIED

Fly away with SIEGFRIED – first gin vending machine opens at Cologne Bonn Airport 20 September 2021 (Cologne/Bonn) – "With SIEGFRIED, we want to share the Rhineland spirit with the world" – Raphael Vollmar and Gerald Koenen set out with this... Read more

Johan Vanneste to leave Cologne Bonn Airport of his own accord


President & CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH, Johan Vanneste, will be leaving Cologne Bonn Airport of his own accord at the end of the year. The company’s supervisory board today accepted Mr Vanneste’s request to prematurely end his role at... Read more

Cologne/Bonn one of the “Best Regional Airports” in Europe


Cologne Bonn Airport was awarded 3rd place in the “Best Regional Airports in Europe 2021” category in this year’s Skytrax World Airport Awards. In the worldwide comparison, Cologne/Bonn took 8th place in this category and is thus in the Top 10.... Read more

Cargo Supports Cologne Bonn in Pandemic Year 850,000 Travellers Expected in the Summer Holidays


The coronavirus pandemic and the historic collapse in passenger traffic by 75 per cent had a significant effect on the economic result of Cologne Bonn Airport in the 2020 financial year. As the number of travellers fell to just 3.1 million, and revenue... Read more

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