Sunbathing and sightseeing
This flight schedule is full of exciting destinations both for beach holidaymakers and city visitors: the new winter timetable of Cologne Bonn Airport, which comes into effect on 28 October, includes 89 destinations. During the cold season, 22 airlines will be flying from Cologne/Bonn to unusual holiday destinations, heading for interesting metropolises or taking sun-seekers to classic bathing regions.
There are 10 new destinations on the programme this winter.
"Our winter programme offers travellers with very different preferences whatever they are looking for. City visitors will be pleased with our extensive range of flights - the return of long-established British Airways to Cologne/Bonn, for example, will connect us with London Gatwick. Holidaymakers will find exciting new destinations in warmer regions," says Johan Vanneste, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.
10 new destinations - scuba diving or trips to sunny islands
Ryanair, for example, will be offering an unusual destination from Cologne/Bonn this winter. The Irish carrier will fly to Aqaba in Jordan twice a week, every Tuesday and Saturday.The port city on the Red Sea is particularly popular with snorkelers and scuba divers, thanks to its colourful coral reefs off the coast.
Also new in Ryanair’s winter programme from Cologne/Rome, but a little closer, is Palermo in Sicily. Twice a week, Ryanair will take passengers to the island's capital, which is not only worth a visit to the famous Old Town, but also serves as a starting point for tours of the island. City trip lovers and business travellers can benefit from Ryanair's nine weekly flights to Berlin-Schönefeld this winter.
Eurowings added several new island destinations to its winter timetable from Cologne/Bonn: The Lufthansa subsidiary will fly to St. Cruz de la Palma on the Canary Island of La Palma once a week. The "island of eternal spring" impresses visitors with its thick, prehistoric woods and black, sandy beaches. Eurowings will also serve Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, once a week in winter. Cagliari is located in the very south of the island and ideal for city trips as well as for those who want to travel on to the beaches. Arrecife on Lanzarote, Athens and Thessaloniki are other new destinations served by Eurowings. The airline will also increase its frequencies to holiday classics such as Palma de Majorca and the Canary Islands. In addition, Eurowings is stepping up services on city routes to Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.
Another new winter destination from Cologne/Bonn is Paphos in Cyprus, which can be booked through tour operators.
5 new airlines – and British Airways is back
City visitors will appreciate the offer by a long-established airline: British Airways is returning this winter, operating four weekly flights to London Gatwick. This allows travellers from Cologne/Bonn to choose between four different airports in London - Heathrow, Stansted and Southend are already served by other airlines. After twelve years, British Airways is back on the list of carriers serving Cologne Bonn Airport. The airline used to fly from here to London-Heathrow. London Gatwick is not only attractive for city visitors, but also for long-distance travellers: Passengers can easily change planes in Gatwick and continue on British Airways' long-haul network. Those who prefer to stay close can reach London city centre by express train which runs every 15 minutes.
In addition to British Airways, Cologne Bonn Airport welcomes four other new airlines this winter: Easyjet will be flying to Berlin-Tegel 40 times a week. Corendon Airlines and Fly Egypt fly to Hurghada this winter, while Freebird Airlines takes off to Antalya, Turkey.
The winter timetable is valid until 30 March 2019.