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Number of Passengers more than Doubled in 2022

Terminal 2

2022 is over - and Cologne Bonn Airport can look back on positive business developments. The number of passengers rose to 8.8 million, which is more than twice as many in comparison to 2021, and cargo volumes of more than 971,000 tonnes were once again... Read more

Get to Security with a Time Slot


Book your passage through security with just a few clicks: from today, Cologne Bonn Airport is offering a new service for travellers, “CGNGateWay”: in future, 72 hours before their departure passengers can book a fixed time slot for the security... Read more

Cologne Bonn Airport and Setur Duty Free signed a contract for duty free & duty paid operations for 7,5-years term

Contract signing Duty Free

Turkey’s first duty free operator Setur, a Koç Group company, Turkey's largest industrial and services group, has been awarded by Cologne Bonn Airport to operate Duty Free & Duty Paid stores for 7,5 years. Setur Duty Free, Turkey’s pioneer and... Read more

New Destinations and Exciting Returnees

Winter Timetable

Off to new destinations: In the 2022/2023 winter timetable at Cologne Bonn Airport, from the end of October 18 different passenger airlines will fly to a total of 71 destinations in 31 countries. These include new destinations for the airlines and a few... Read more

Andrea Tony Geslao is Head of Cargo Sales 

Andrea Tony Geslao

Andrea Tony Geslao will henceforth head the Cargo Sales Department at Cologne Bonn Airport. As Head of Cargo Sales, the 47-year-old wants to drive forward the positive development of cargo traffic at the airport. Cargo proved to be an important... Read more

A new control cockpit for airport procedures


Cologne Bonn Airport is to receive a new, ultra-modern control centre on floor 4 of Terminal 1. In the future, the Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC) will centrally plan, control and monitor all processes relating to flight management, passengers... Read more

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

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

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