British Airways Returns to Cologne Bonn
Return of an airline steeped in tradition: British Airways will be taking off and landing again at Cologne Bonn Airport from the autumn. From the launch of the winter timetable, the British airline will fly up to twice a day and a total of 12 times per week to its international hub at London Heathrow. The starting date for the new British Airways connection in Cologne-Bonn is 30 October.
“We are very proud to welcome British Airways back to Cologne Bonn Airport - an airline that is extremely popular with travellers and is one of the leading airlines in the world,” says Thilo Schmid President and CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. “Firstly, the connection to Heathrow is a great value added for the economy in our whole region because London is one of the most important economic centres and there are simple connection opportunities to the worldwide network of British Airways and its partners are the Heathrow hub. Secondly, London is and remains one of the most attractive destinations for city breaks,” says Schmid.
For decades, London has been one of the top destinations for business trips and city breaks. The British capital offers travellers many world-famous sights, such as Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus or Tower Bridge, countless museums and other cultural institutions as well as vibrant night life with trendy bars and restaurants. Anyone wanting to travel further, whether for business or personal reasons, can easily fly anywhere in the world from Heathrow. From its hub, British Airways offers many connections to North America – such as New York or San Francisco – as well as flights to destinations on the other five continents, including Beijing (China), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) or Sydney (Australia).
The airline will fly to Heathrow from Cologne Bonn daily from 30 October. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays there will be two flights a day (one at around 12 noon, one in the evening at around 20 hours). On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there will be one flight a day (at around 12 noon). There will be earlier flights from London to the Rhineland with the same frequency. Airbus A319s and A320s will be used. The flights can be booked at www.britishairways.com. The plan is to continue to offer the connection in the summer 2024 flight schedule.
About British Airways
Founded in 1974, British Airways is one of the world's largest airlines and part of the IAG Group. It is headquartered in London. British Airways serves more than 190 destinations in more than 65 countries, including routes operated by partner airlines. Passengers of the airline thus have access to one of the most extensive flight networks in the world. British Airways operates from three major London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. The airline serves up to 26 destinations in the U.S. alone. The route network is constantly being updated. Recent additions in 2023 include Aruba, Guyana and Cincinnati. British Airways last flew from Cologne/Bonn in the 2019/2020 winter timetable before the Corona crisis, flying to London's Gatwick Airport four times a week.