Canadian delegation visits Cologne/Bonn
On their tour through Europe a Canadian delegation of representatives from politics and business made a stop yesterday at Cologne Bonn Airport. The delegation was headed by Stephen McNeil, the Premier of Nova Scotia, along with the managing directors of Halifax Stanfield Airport, Joyce Carter (CEO) and Bert van der Stege (CCO). Cologne’s Airport CEO, Johan Vanneste welcomed the guests from Canada and underlined how important overseas trade is for the Airport. Cologne/Bonn has been regularly used by the Canadian airline Cargojet Airways for some years now.
“Canada is an important trading partner for us and Cargojet Airways an important customer. We have very close relations to Nova Scotia and would like to expand our partnership in the future. As a cargo trans-shipment centre, Cologne/Bonn is essential for trade and the business enterprises in the region,” says Vanneste, who greeted the delegation in the afternoon and presented the Airport in more detail during a tour of the apron area.
Since 2012 Cologne/Bonn has had regular contacts with the Halifax Stanfield Airport in the Canadian province Nova Scotia. Cargojet Airways operates on this route once a week during the day. The exports from this region are primarily technical special equipment, machines and, of course, the world-famous Nova Scotia lobster.