Cologne Bonn Airport
|IATA: CGN – ICAO: EDDK|
|Operator||Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH|
|Serves||Cologne and Bonn|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||302 ft / 92 m|
|Passenger change 11-12||-3.6%|
|Movements change 11-12||-4.3%|
|Sources: Passenger Traffic, ADV
German AIP at EUROCONTROL
Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGN, ICAO: 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 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 of Cologne city centre and 16 km (9.9 mi) northeast of Bonn.
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.
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.
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%).
Cologne Bonn Airport has two passenger terminals:
The older Terminal 1 features a main bulding 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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Cologne/Bonn Airport S-Bahn service|
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 stop here and continue to Cologne and Bonn.
Local bus lines also connect the airport with Cologne (route 161) and Bonn (route SB60).
|Number of Passengers||Number of Movements||Freight
|Source: ADV German Airports Association|
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- ADV passenger statistics and aircraft movements
- EAD Basic
- MNG Airlines Schedule
- Turkish Airlines Cargo Winter Schedule
- koeln-bonn-airport.de - Anreise
- Number of Passengers including both domestic and international.
- Number of Movements represents total commercial air transport takeoffs and landings during that year.
Media related to Cologne Bonn Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official site
- Current weather for EDDK at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CGN at Aviation Safety Network