Due to new legal EU requirements, the Cologne Bonn Airport is required to intensify airport supply checks. From 29 April 2012 on, all airport supplies must therefore be checked to 100%.
This Internet page provides all essential information about “airport supplies,” including a list of answers to your questions and all required forms.
Definition of “Airport Supplies”
Under Regulation (EU) 2015/1998, airport supplies mean all items intended to be sold, used or made available for any purpose or activity in the security restricted area of airports, other than “items carried by persons other than passengers.” This does not include air cargo or airmail.
Options for Suppliers of Airport Supplies
Since 29 April 2019, suppliers of airport supplies have had 2 options for delivering supplies to sensitive security areas of the Cologne Bonn Airport:
- Supplies from a “known supplier”
For “known suppliers” of airport supplies, goods supplies are not checked before their transfer to the sensitive security area. To obtain this status, please contact the persons below. This is required for a corresponding application to be submitted to the Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. If the requirements are met, the airport operator will approve the application and award the supplier the status of a “known supplier.”
- Supplies from an “unknown supplier”
If no “known supplier” status is awarded, goods deliveries must be fully checked at the airport before being transferred to the sensitive security area. “Unknown suppliers” may not deliver goods to the security area themselves, unless the goods are non-controllable goods. The status of each delivery will be decided by airport security.
The Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH will establish the facilities to adequately handle goods of unknown suppliers and perform the necessary checks by constructing a new central incoming goods and cargo point. The subsequent transfer of the goods to the purchaser/recipient in the sensitive security area will be performed by the Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. Alternatively, the purchaser/recipient may pick up the goods at the central goods inspection and cargo point.
Note: Supplies for terminal areas may continue to be transferred to the security areas of the terminals through the personnel and goods inspection points.