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Cologne/Bonn Airport
Flughafen Köln/Bonn
Koeln-Bonn-Airport14.jpg
aerial photograph of Cologne/Bonn airport
IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH
Serves Cologne/Bonn
Location Cologne
Elevation AMSL 302 ft / 92 m
Coordinates 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278 (Cologne/Bonn Airport)Coordinates: 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278 (Cologne/Bonn Airport)
Website www.airport-cgn.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,459 8,068 Concrete
14L/32R 3,815 12,516 Asphalt
14R/32L 1,863 6,112 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft Movements 151,020
Passengers 10,471,657
Source: AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from 2006 Annual Report[2]

Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK) is an international airport located in the district of Porz in the city of Cologne, Germany, 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[1] of Cologne city centre[1] and 16 km (9.9 mi) northeast of Bonn. It is the sixth largest airport in Germany and one of the country's few 24-hour airports. In terms of cargo flights it is second. In 2007 the number of passengers increased to 10.47 million, from 9.9 million in 2006.[2]

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History

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 and in 1951 the airport was opened for civilian air traffic.

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, Bahnhof Köln/Bonn Flughafen, on the new InterCityExpress (ICE) Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line was opened.

Among several other new air connections in 2006 was a daily transatlantic flight to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport by Continental Airlines who operated the route with a Boeing 757-200. This route was discontinued on September 4, 2008 due to a reduction in passenger numbers [1].

Low-cost carriers

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. They were joined by EasyJet in late 2003 and Wizz Air in June 2006.

As a result, the number of passengers in 2003 rose by 43% compared to 2002.

The airport is actively searching for airlines willing to establish the first trans-atlantic low-cost flights.

Airlines and destinations

Aerial view
Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Berlin Algiers [seasonal], Antalya [seasonal], Bari, Berlin-Tegel, Brindisi [seasonal], Burgas [seasonal], Cagliari, Cairo, Calvi [begins 3 April], Catania, Corfu [seasonal], Djerba [seasonal], Faro [seasonal], Fuerteventura, Graz [ends 26 March], Hamburg, Heraklion [seasonal], Hurghada, Ibiza [seasonal], Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Kos [seasonal], Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lamezia Terme [seasonal], Luxor [ends 29 April], Mahon/Minorca [seasonal], Málaga, Monastir [seasonal], Munich, Nador, Naples, Nuremberg, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa [seasonal], Porto, Rijeka [seasonal], Rimini [seasonal], Salzburg, Tangier, Tel Aviv [begins 28 March], Tenerife-South, Tunis, Valencia, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Westerland/Sylt [resumes 1 May, seasonal] 2
Air Via Burgas [seasonal], Varna [seasonal] 2
Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways Vienna 1
Blue Air Sibiu [begins 28 March] 2
Bmibaby Birmingham, East Midlands [all begin 31 October] 2
Bulgarian Air Charter Burgas [seasonal], Varna [seasonal] 2
Condor Antalya [begins 4 April, seasonal], Dalaman [begins 3 May, seasonal], Fuerteventura, Heraklion [begins 1 May, seasonal], Hurghada [ends 28 October], Lanzarote [ends 24 April], Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca [begins 26 March, seasonal], Tenerife-South 2
Czech Airlines Prague 2
EasyJet London-Gatwick 2
Freebird Airlines Antalya, Istanbul [begins 20 May] 2
Germanwings Ankara, Antalya, Athens [seasonal, resumes 28 March], Barcelona, Bastia, Belgrade, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bologna, Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Copenhagen [begins 28 March], Corfu, Dresden, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Friedrichshafen [begins 29 March], Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kavala, Kiev-Borispol, Klagenfurt, Kos [seasonal, resumes 1 May], Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Leipzig/Halle, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid [begins 28 March], Manchester, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Moskow-Vnukovo, Munich, Mykonos [seasonal, resumes 2 May], Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Pristina, Pula, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Rhodes, Rome-Fiumicino, Rostock-Laage, Salzburg, Santorini [begins 1 May], Sarajevo, Sofia, Split, St Petersburg, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv [begins 30 March], Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Tirana [begins 19 June], Venice-Treviso, Verona, Vienna, Warsaw, Zadar, Zagreb, Zürich 1
Hamburg International Bergen [begins 20 May], Elazığ [begins 15 June], Erzurum [begins 14 June], Fuerteventura [begins 19 July], Hatay [begins 16 June], Hurghada, Kars [begins 16 June], Kirkenes [begins 20 May], Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Olbia [begins 31 March], Tenerife-South, Trabzon [begins 18 June] [all seasonal] 2
InterSky Friedrichshafen 2
Iran Air Teheran-Imam Khomeini 2
KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam 2
Kuban Airlines Krasnodar [begins 5 June], Sochi [begins 1 June] 2
Lufthansa Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, London-Heathrow [ends 27 March], Munich 1
Lufthansa operated by bmi London-Heathrow [begins 28 March] 1
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1
OLT Heringsdorf [begins 8 May, seasonal] 2
Pegasus Airlines Ankara [begins 2 April], Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir [begins 26 March] 2
Sky Airlines Antalya 2
SunExpress Antalya, Bodrum [begins 3 May], Dalaman [begins 6 May], Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 2
TUIfly Antalya [seasonal], Corfu [begins 8 May, seasonal], Fuerteventura, Funchal [seasonal], Heraklion [seasonal], Hurghada [ends 29 April], Kos [seasonal], Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luxor [ends 29 April], Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes [seasonal], Tel Aviv [ends 23 March], Tenerife-South [ends 24 April] 2
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 2
Welcome Air Graz [begins 28 March], Innsbuck [begins 28 March] 2
Wizz Air Gdańsk, Katowice, Kiev-Boryspil 2
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Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Bluebird Cargo Cork, Keflávik
UPS Airlines Louisville, Malmo, Newark, Philadelphia
UPS Airlines operated by Farnair Switzerland UPS Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Katowice, Prague, Zurich
FedEx Express Eastern Europe - Starting in May 2010, will be the largest FedEx hub in Germany [3]

Space

Cologne Airport is host of the German space agency DLR, part of ESA which trains astronauts there for Space Explorations. Apart from that Cologne Airport is one of NASA's worldwide 19 non-American Space Shuttle abort landing sites[4].

Notes

  1. ^ a b c EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b Annual Report 2006
  3. ^ Official Fedex Press Release
  4. ^ List of Space Shuttle emergency landing sites at GlobalSecurity.org

Schedule April-June 2008 [2]

External links


Cologne/Bonn Airport
Flughafen Köln/Bonn
File:Koln Bonn Airport
aerial photograph of Cologne/Bonn airport
IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK

Cologne Bonn Airport
Location of airport in Germany
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH
Serves Cologne/Bonn
Location Cologne
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 302 ft / 92 m
Coordinates 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278 (Cologne/Bonn Airport)Coordinates: 50°51′57″N 007°08′34″E / 50.86583°N 7.14278°E / 50.86583; 7.14278 (Cologne/Bonn Airport)
Website www.airport-cgn.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,459 8,068 Concrete
14L/32R 3,815 12,516 Asphalt
14R/32L 1,863 6,112 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft Movements 151,020
Passengers 10,471,657
Source: AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from 2006 Annual Report[2]

Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGNICAO: EDDK) is an international airport located in the district of Porz in the city of Cologne, Germany, 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[1] of Cologne city centre[1] and 16 km (9.9 mi) northeast of Bonn. It is the sixth largest airport in Germany and one of the country's few 24-hour airports. In terms of cargo flights it is second. In 2007 the number of passengers increased to 10.47 million, from 9.9 million in 2006.[2]

Contents

History

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 and in 1951 the airport was opened for civilian air traffic.

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.

Among several other new air connections in 2006 was a daily transatlantic flight to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport by Continental Airlines who operated the route with a Boeing 757-200. This route was discontinued on September 4, 2008 due to a reduction in passenger numbers.[3]

Low-cost carriers

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. They were joined by EasyJet in late 2003 and Wizz Air in June 2006.

As a result, the number of passengers in 2003 rose by 43% compared to 2002.

The airport is actively searching for airlines willing to establish the first trans-atlantic low-cost flights.

Airlines and destinations

[[File:|thumb|Aerial view]]

File:CGN
Terminal 1
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca [begins 2 November], Fez [begins 2 November], Nador [begins 4 November]2
Air Berlin Bari [ends 25 March], Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Djerba, Fuerteventura, Hamburg, Hurghada, Innsbruck, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Munich, Nador, Naples, Nuremberg, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Tangier, Tel Aviv, Tenerife-South, Tunis, Valencia, Venice-Marco Polo [ends 1 November]
Seasonal: Algiers, Antalya, Burgas, Cagliari [ends 24 October], Calvi, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lanzarote, Lamezia Terme, Luxor [begins 1 November], Mahon/Minorca, Monastir, Olbia, Pisa [ends 31 October], Rijeka, Rimini, Sharm el-Sheikh [begins 5 November], Westerland/Sylt
2
Air Via Burgas [seasonal], Varna [seasonal] 2
AnadoluJet Ankara [seasonal] 2
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean AirwaysVienna 1
Atlasjet Antalya, Istanbul-Atatürk [all seasonal] 2
Blue Air Sibiu [seasonal] 2
Bmibaby East Midlands [begins 31 October] 2
Bulgarian Air Charter Varna [seasonal] 2
Condor Antalya [seasonal], Fuerteventura, Heraklion [seasonal], Hurghada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Munich [begins 4 November], Palma de Mallorca [seasonal], Tenerife-South 2
Corendon Airlines Antalya 2
Czech Airlines Prague [ends 31 October] 2
EasyJet Edinburgh [begins 26 November], London-Gatwick 2
Freebird Airlines Antalya 2
Germanwings Ankara [seasonal], Antalya [seasonal], Athens [seasonal], Barcelona, Bari [begins 27 March], Bastia [seasonal], Belgrade, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bologna, Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Cagliari [begins 16 April], Copenhagen, Corfu [seasonal], Dresden, Dublin [seasonal], Dubrovnik [seasonal], Edinburgh [seasonal], Faro [seasonal], Friedrichshafen, Heraklion [ends 31 October], Ibiza [seasonal], Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen [seasonal], Izmir [seasonal], Kavala [seasonal], Kiev-Borispol [ends 28 October], Klagenfurt, Kos [ends 30 October], Kraków [ends 29 October], Lamezia Terme [seasonal], Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [seasonal], Leipzig/Halle, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid [ends 25 March], Manchester, Marseille [seasonal], Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Vnukovo, Munich, Mykonos [seasonal], Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa [begins 27 March], Prague, Pula [seasonal], Reykjavik-Keflavik [seasonal], Rhodes [ends 30 October], Rome-Fiumicino, Rostock-Laage, Salzburg, Santorini [seasonal], Sarajevo, Sofia, Split, St Petersburg [ends 26 October], Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Tenerife-South [seasonal], Thessaloniki, Tirana [seasonal], Venice-Treviso, Verona [seasonal], Vienna, Warsaw [ends 29 October], Zadar [seasonal], Zagreb, Zürich 1
Hamburg International Elazığ, Erzurum, Fuerteventura, Hatay, Hurghada, Kars, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Olbia, Tenerife-South, Trabzon [all seasonal] 2
InterSky Friedrichshafen [ends 31 October] 2
Iran Air Teheran-Imam Khomeini 2
KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam 2
Kuban Airlines Krasnodar, Sochi [seasonal] 2
Lufthansa Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, Munich 1
Lufthansa operated by bmi London-Heathrow 1
Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways Munich 1
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Paris-Charles de Gaulle [ends 23 December] 1
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Hamburg, Munich 1
Nouvelair Monastir [seasonal] 2
OLT Heringsdorf [seasonal] 2
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 2
Sky Airlines Antalya 2
SunExpress Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 2
TUIfly Antalya [seasonal], Corfu [seasonal], Fuerteventura, Funchal [seasonal], Heraklion [seasonal], Hurghada [seasonal], Kos [seasonal], Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luxor [seasonal], Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes [seasonal], Tenerife-South [seasonal] 2
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 2
Wizz Air Gdańsk, Katowice, Kiev-Boryspil 2

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
FedEx Express Eastern European Hub
FedEx Feeder operated by Air ContractorsParis-Charles de Gaulle
UPS Airlines Louisville, Malmo, Newark, Philadelphia, Warsaw
UPS Airlines operated by Bluebird Cargo Cork, Edinburgh, Reykjavík-Keflávik
UPS Airlines operated by Farnair Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Bucharest, Geneva, Katowice, Prague, Zurich
UPS AIrlines operated by Star Air (Maersk Air) Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Shannon

Ground transportation

Cologne/Bonn Airport S-Bahn service
Köln Hansaring
Köln Hbf
Hohenzollern Bridge
Köln Messe/Deutz
Köln-Trimbornstraße
Köln-Frankfurter Straße
Köln-Airport Business Park
Köln-Steinstraße
Cologne/Bonn Airport
Porz (Rhein)
Porz-Wahn
Spich
Troisdorf
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. S-Bahn trains also stop at the station.

Space

Cologne Airport is host of the German and European space agencies DLR and EAC, part of ESA, which train astronauts there for Space Explorations. Apart from that Cologne Airport is one of NASA's worldwide 19 non-American Space Shuttle abort landing sites[4].

Operations and statistics

Passenger numbers

Number of Passengers [5] Number of Movements [6] 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
Source: ADV German Airports Association[7]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b Annual Report 2006
  3. ^ Continental.com
  4. ^ List of Space Shuttle emergency landing sites at GlobalSecurity.org
  5. ^ Number of Passengers including both domestic and international.
  6. ^ Number of Movements represents total commercial air transport takeoffs and landings during that year.
  7. ^ "German Airport Statistics". http://www.adv.aero/statistiken.html. 

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