Cologne Airport

Cologne (CGN) Airport - Experience Germany at its best right from the start

Cologne Bonn Airport is the international airport of Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne. It also serves the former German capital city Bonn. It is the seventh largest passenger airport in the country and it is also the second largest when it comes to cargo operations. The airport is located in the district of Porz where it is heavily surrounded by the Wahner Heide nature reserves. The airport is centrally located in the Cologne/Bonn Region 14.8 km southeast of Cologne city centre and 16 km northeast of Bonn. Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the country's few 24-hour airports. It serves as a hub for Germanwings, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. It also is a host of the German and European space agencies DLR and EAC, part of ESA, which train astronauts there for space explorations.


In 1913 the first plane took off from the Wahner Heide military preparing range on a cannons observation flight. In 1939 a landing strip was constructed for the German Luftwaffe. After World War II the British military assumed control and extended the airplane terminal. A 1,866 m runway was manufactured in this period. In 1951 the air terminal was opened for regular citizen air movement, superseding the previous Cologne Butzweilerhof Airport. Amid the 1950s and 1960s two extra runways and another traveler terminal were built. On 1 November 1970 a Boeing 747 took off for New York City from the air terminal interestingly. In 1986, Cologne Bonn Airport was picked by United Parcel Service (UPS) as the area for their European center point. In the late 1990s the Airport began an extension program. A few new parking areas and a second terminal were constructed, and in 2004 another long-separate railroad station was opened. The air terminal is mutually possessed 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 areas (0.94%).


Numerous aircrafts operate from this airport. They fly to numerous destinations throughout the world. Some of these fleets are Germania, Germanwings, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, TUIfly, Tailwind Airlines, SunExpress Deutschland, SkyWork Airlines, Ryanair, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, Nouvelair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Lufthansa, KLM, Iran Air, InterSky, Freebird Airlines, Eurowings, easyJet, Corendon Airlines, Condor, Chalair Aviation, Blue Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Austrian Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Air Berlin, Air Arabia Maroc and others. These are passenger airlines. Since Cologne Bonn Airport is a major cargo hub in the world there are several cargo airlines that are served by the airport. These are, ATRAN, UPS Airlines, West Air Sweden, MNG Airlines, Turkish Airlines Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, FedEx Express, EgyptAir Cargo, Cargojet Airways and Bluebird Cargo.


An airport of this magnitude is deemed to receive recognition from the international community since it serves so many passengers in a year. Cologne Bonn Airport has been voted Best Regional Airport in Europe and second-best worldwide. In the category of Regional Airports, i.e. those airports that are not an intercontinental hub, Cologne/Bonn occupied first place already last year. Among all 550 airports that were rated worldwide, Cologne/Bonn came in at an outstanding 23rd place.

Cologne Bonn Airport can also delight in an award in the cargo area. The magazine “Air Cargo World” carries out an annual survey among the cargo airlines and awards the “Air Cargo Excellence Award”. Like last year, Cologne/Bonn occupied 1st place in the category “European Airports between 400,000 and 999,000 metric tons.

Routes and Destinations

This is an international airport that is greatly known and respected for its successful air operations both on cargo and passengers. Its many routes and destinations in the world include Almaty, Ancona, Barcelona, Budapest, Chicago-O'Hare, Dubai-International, 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-Chopin and many others.

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How to check-in

Passengers are always requested to check-in the airports website for bookings and reservations. They can check in at the comforts of their homes and print their own boarding pass days before the flights departure date or even hours on the day before the flight departs from the airport.

Baggage and Allowance

The airlines that serve at this airport have different rates and limits for baggage and the passenger is requested that they should be familiar with these rates before checking to board the flight. The passengers are only allowed to take one small bag with them to the cabin while the rest is tagged and taken to the cargo section on the plane.


All seats are assigned after booking and the passenger should confirm their seat at the airport or online before the flight is set to depart.

Booking Fee

Most airline booking fees are posted online in their website and the passengers are requested to be familiar with all of them before booking a flight.

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 Airport Contact Details

Cologne Airport

Waldstrasse 247,
D-51147 Cologne,

Tel:49(02203) 40 40 01/-02


 Location Details

Longitude:7° 8' 30'' E
Latitude:50° 51' 56'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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