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Cologne/Bonn Airport
Flughafen Köln/Bonn
Koln Bonn Airport.png
CGN Terminal1.jpg
IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH
Serves Cologne and Bonn
Location Cologne, Germany
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 302 ft / 92 m
Coordinates 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278Coordinates: 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278
Website koeln-bonn-airport.de
Map
EDDK is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
EDDK
EDDK
Location of airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,459 8,068 Concrete/Asphalt
14L/32R 3,815 12,516 Asphalt
14R/32L 1,863 6,112 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 9,280,070
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease-3.6%
Aircraft Movements 125,335
Movements change 11-12 Decrease-4.3%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, ADV[1]
German AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK) is the international airport of Germany's fourth largest city, Cologne and also serves the former German capital Bonn. It is the seventh largest passenger airport in Germany and second largest in terms of cargo operations. It is one of the country's few 24-hour airports and serves as a hub for Germanwings, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. Close to 9.3 million passengers passed through the airport in 2012. Cologne Bonn Airport also is a host of the German and European space agencies DLR and EAC, part of ESA, which train astronauts there for space explorations.

The airport is located in the district of Porz and is surrounded by the Wahner Heide nature reserve. The airport is centrally located in the Cologne/Bonn Region 14.8 km (9.2 mi) southeast[2] of Cologne city centre[2] and 16 km (9.9 mi) northeast of Bonn.

History[edit]

Aerial view of Cologne/Bonn Airport
Terminal overview, Terminal 1 is on the left, the newer Terminal 2 on the right

In 1913 the first plane took off from the Wahner Heide military training area on an artillery reconnaissance flight. In 1939 an airfield was built for the German Luftwaffe.

After World War II the British military took over and expanded the airport. A 1,866 m runway was built in this period. In 1951 the airport was opened for civilian air traffic, superseding the former Cologne Butzweilerhof Airport.

During the 50s and 60s two more runways and a new terminal were constructed. On 1 November 1970 a Boeing 747 took off for New York City for the first time.

In 1986 Cologne/Bonn Airport was chosen by United Parcel Service (UPS) as the location for their European hub.

In the late 1990s the Airport started an expansion program. Several new parking lots and a second terminal were built, and in 2004 a new long-distance railway station was opened.

Coinciding with the start of several low-cost airlines in Germany, Cologne/Bonn opened new capacities. This enabled the airport to make competitive offers to the airlines. Consequently, Germanwings and TUIfly started operations from Cologne/Bonn as their hub in the fall of 2002. As a result, the number of passengers in 2003 rose by 43% compared to 2002. These airlines were joined by EasyJet in late 2003 and Wizz Air in June 2006.

In 2006 the Brazilian airline BRA provided a twice a week connection to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, which was discontinued in April 2007 due to problems with the airline. Also in 2006 a daily transatlantic flight to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport by Continental Airlines was established, operating with a Boeing 757-200. This route was discontinued on September 4, 2008 because of a reduction in passenger numbers.[3]

Ryanair and Norwegian began service to Cologne/Bonn in May 2012.

Also, the Canadian Forces began to use the airport as a staging area to move troops and supplies in support of humanitarian missions and possible anti-terrorism roles.[4]

The airport is jointly owned by the City of Cologne (31.12%), the Federal Republic of Germany (30.94%), the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (30.94%), the City of Bonn (6.06%) and two counties (0.94%).[5]

In April 2014 Ryanair announced the opening of their fifth German base at Cologne/Bonn Airport for October 2014.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Cologne Bonn Airport has two passenger terminals:

Terminal 1[edit]

The older Terminal 1 features a main building with shops and check-in facilities as well as the piers B and C with five aircraft stands each plus a newly added central airside hall between them with more shops and restaurants as well as three additional stands. All ten stands at both piers feature jet bridges while the other three use walk-boarding. Also several bus-boarding stands are available at the apron. Terminal 1 is mainly used by Lufthansa and Germanwings.[7]

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 is the newer one and located to the north of Terminal 1. Both feature separate check-in facilities but are connected through a walkway. Terminal 2 is equipped with eight stands with jet bridges as well as several stands for bus-boarding. It is used by several airlines such as Air Berlin, Ryanair, Air France and Iran Air.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

A Lufthansa CityLine Embraer 195 at Cologne/Bonn Airport
A Air Berlin Boeing 737-700 at Cologne/Bonn Airport
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Thessaloniki (begins 3 June 2014) 2D
Air Arabia Maroc Nador 2D
Air Berlin Arrecife, Berlin-Tegel, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Málaga, Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Antalya, Calvi, Corfu, Enfidha, Ibiza, Kos, Malta, Minorca, Olbia
2D
Air VIA Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna 2D
Atlasjet Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 2D
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna 1C
Blue Air Bucharest (begins 16 June 2014) 2D
Condor Seasonal: Antalya, Palma de Mallorca 2D
Condor
operated by Thomas Cook Airlines
Seasonal: Varadero (begins 11 November 2014)[8] 2D
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya 2D
easyJet London-Gatwick 2D
Flybe Birmingham 2D
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya 2D
Germanwings Algiers, Ankara, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin-Tegel, Bologna, Budapest, Catania, Dresden, Dublin, Friedrichshafen, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Klagenfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, Manchester, Marrakesh,[9] Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Vnukovo (resumes 2 June 2014),[10] Naples, Nice, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Rostock, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Thessaloniki, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zagreb, Zürich
Seasonal: Antalya, Athens, Bastia, Cagliari, Casablanca, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Izmir, Jerez de la Frontera, Kavala, Knock (begins 24 May 2014), Kos, Lamezia Terme, Mykonos, Nador, Olbia, Pula, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Rhodes, Rijeka, Santorini, Tangier, Tenerife-South, Tunis, Verona, Zadar
Seasonal charter: Alghero, Calvi, Enfidha, Kayseri, Trabzon, Varna
1B
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Hamburg, Warsaw-Chopin
Seasonal: Heringsdorf (begins 3 May 2014), Stockholm-Arlanda[11]
1B
Iran Air Teheran-Imam Khomeini 2D
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam 2D
Lufthansa Munich 1C
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1C
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Gran Canaria, Málaga, Oslo-Gardermoen, Tenerife-South 2D
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba, Enfidha 2D
Pegasus Airlines Adana, Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 2D
Ryanair Dublin (begins 26 October 2014),[12] London-Stansted (begins 26 October 2014), Madrid (begins 29 October 2014), Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Riga (begins 28 October 2014), Rome-Ciampino (begins 28 October 2014), Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Faro, Girona
2D
Sky Work Airlines Bern 2D
SunExpress Antalya, Izmir 2D
SunExpress Deutschland Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Gaziantep, Fuerteventura, Gazipasa, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Izmir, Kayseri, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm el-Sheikh, Trabzon
Seasonal: Rhodes (begins 1 May 2014)
2D
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya 2D
TUIfly Antalya, Boa Vista, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Sal, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Adana, Dalaman (begins 6 June 2014),[13] Heraklion, Hurghada, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samsun, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
2D
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 2D
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo 2D
Wizz Air Gdańsk, Katowice, Skopje[14] 2D
Wizz Air Ukraine Kiev-Zhuliany 2D

Cargo[edit]

Cologne Bonn Airport is a major cargo hub in the world mainly due to its function as a hub for FedEx and UPS.

A FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11F at Cologne/Bonn Airport
A Volga-Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 at Cologne/Bonn Airport
Airlines Destinations
ATRAN Moscow-Vnukovo
Bluebird Cargo Reykjavík
British Airways World Cargo London-Stansted, Hong Kong, Delhi (all to end 30 April 2014)[15]
Cargojet Airways Brussels, Halifax, Hamilton
EgyptAir Cargo Cairo
FedEx Express Memphis, Munich, Shanghai-Pudong, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
FedEx Feeder
operated by Air Contractors
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Lufthansa Cargo
operated by MyCargo Airlines
Istanbul-Atatürk
MNG Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Leipzig/Halle, Paris-Charles de Gaulle[16]
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, London-Luton[17]
UPS Airlines Almaty, Ancona, Barcelona, Budapest, Chicago-O'Hare, Dubai, East Midlands, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London-Stansted, Louisville, Madrid, Malmö, Moscow-Vnukovo, Mumbai, Newark, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Philadelphia, Rome-Ciampino, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stockholm-Arlanda, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Valencia, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Warsaw
UPS Airlines
operated by Bluebird Cargo
Cork, Edinburgh, Reykjavík-Keflávik
UPS Airlines
operated by Farnair Switzerland
Basel/Mulhouse, Bucharest-Henri Coanda, Cardiff, Geneva, Katowice, Ljubljana, Prague, Sofia, Timisoara, Zagreb
UPS Airlines
operated by MNG Airlines
Istanbul-Atatürk
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air (Maersk Air)
Dublin, East Midlands, Lyon, Marseille, Milan-Orio al Serio, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Porto
West Air Sweden Berlin-Schönefeld

Statistics[edit]

Passengers and freight
Number of Passengers[18] Number of Movements[19] Freight
(Tonnes)
2000 6.220.372 138.434 423.641
2001 5.651.669 134.950 443.040
2002 5.316.847 125.307 494.331
2003 7.697.716 139.872 518.493
2004 8.275.234 136.927 605.069
2005 9.403.441 140.775 636.887
2006 9.821.171 139.096 685.563
2007 10.414.814 138.837 704.649
2008 10.307.864 128.713 578.161
2009 9.709.987 120.675 552.363
2010 9.851.700 121.011 656.120
2011 9.625.483 117.715 742.372
2012 9.281.703 125.335 751.183
2013 9.077.346 120.385 739.569
Source: ADV German Airports Association[1]
Busiest routes Busiest Domestic and International Routes from Cologne/Bonn (2013)
Rank City Passengers Top Carriers
1 Germany Berlin, Germany 1.288.962 Air Berlin, Germanwings
2 Germany Munich, Germany 970.903 Air Berlin, Lufthansa
3 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain 831.570 Air Berlin, Condor, Germanwings, Ryanair, TUIfly
4 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 496,390 Air Berlin, Atlasjet, Condor, Germanwings, SunExpress, TUIfly
5 United Kingdom London (all), United Kingdom 472,496 EasyJet, Germanwings
6 Turkey Istanbul (all), Turkey 440,849 Germanwings, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
7 Germany Hamburg, Germany 381,857 Germanwings
8 Austria Vienna, Austria 271,040 Austrian Airlines, Germanwings
9 Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland 212,544 Germanwings
10 Spain Barcelona, Spain 175,843 Germanwings
Source: Cologne/Bonn Airport Trafficstatistics

Ground transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Cologne/Bonn Airport S-Bahn service
Deutsche Bahn Cologne Stadtbahn Köln Hansaring
Deutsche Bahn Cologne Stadtbahn Köln Hbf
Hohenzollern Bridge
Deutsche Bahn Cologne Stadtbahn Köln Messe/Deutz
Köln-Trimbornstraße
Köln-Frankfurter Straße
Köln-Airport Business Park
Köln-Steinstraße
BSicon FLUG.svg Cologne/Bonn Airport
Porz (Rhein)
Porz-Wahn
Spich
Troisdorf
Deutsche Bahn Bonn Stadtbahn Siegburg/Bonn

Cologne/Bonn Airport station is a railway station on a loop off the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed line that connects Cologne Bonn Airport to long-distance trains, most of them ICE services following the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The station lies directly across both terminals. The S-Bahn line S13 as well as regional train line RE8 also stops here and continue to Cologne and Bonn.[20]

Car[edit]

The airport has its own exit (named Flughafen) on motorway A59 which links it to the city centres of Cologne and Bonn as well as the Ruhrgebiet.[20]

Bus[edit]

Local bus lines also connect the airport with Cologne (route 161) and Bonn (route SB60).[20]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 3 September 2010, UPS Airlines Flight 6, operated by Boeing 747-44AF N571UP crashed shortly after take-off from Dubai International Airport, killing both crew and destroying the aircraft. N571UP was operating an international cargo flight to Cologne Bonn Airport, Germany.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ADV passenger statistics and aircraft movements
  2. ^ a b c EAD Basic
  3. ^ Continental.com
  4. ^ Steven Chase. "MacKay secures German staging base for post-Afghan missions". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Unternehmensführung der Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH". Koeln-bonn-airport.de. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  6. ^ http://www.airliners.de/ryanair-eroeffnet-zum-winter-basis-am-flughafen-koeln-bonn/32129
  7. ^ a b "Orientierung am Airport, Wegweiser Köln Bonn Airport". Koeln-bonn-airport.de. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  8. ^ "Condor to add Cologne/Bonn as fourth long haul gateway". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  9. ^ "Flüge Köln-Bonn - Marrakesch im November 2013". Germanwings. 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  10. ^ "Timetable". Germanwings. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ by JL (2013-09-23). "germanwings S14 Cologne – Stockholm Operation Changes". Airline Route. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  12. ^ New FR route to CGN
  13. ^ by JL (2013-10-03). "TUIfly Adds New Services from Germany in S14". Airline Route. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  14. ^ Српски (2013-12-23). "Wizz Air Announces A New Route From Skopje". Wizzair.com. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  15. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/25025-british-airways-axes-b747-8f-contract-with-atlas-air
  16. ^ MNG Airlines Schedule
  17. ^ Turkish Airlines Cargo Winter Schedule
  18. ^ Number of Passengers including both domestic and international.
  19. ^ Number of Movements represents total commercial air transport takeoffs and landings during that year.
  20. ^ a b c koeln-bonn-airport.de - Anreise
  21. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 747-44AF (SCD) N571UP Dubai Airport (DXB)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cologne Bonn Airport at Wikimedia Commons