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The 5 Cs of the airport

Find out why CGN is the perfect fit for you! Thanks to global air traffic, the world is more interconnected than ever before. A dedicated team of aviation marketing experts is always available to answer your questions about Cologne Bonn Airport. Whether airline or tour operator: the airline marketing team is your direct contact for new business opportunities and comprehensive market information.

With many millions of passengers and almost 1 million tonnes of air freight every year, Cologne Bonn Airport serves the most densely populated metropolitan regions in Germany and Europe. Here you will find a compact summary of all the advantages of CGN - the 5 Cs from Catchment to Connectivity. Please contact us for more information! 

  • Second largest catchment area in continental Europe

  • 17 million people within a radius of 100 km

  • Cross-border catchment area in the Benelux countries - 3 countries in one day

  • CGN is located in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most populous federal state in Germany

  • NRW has the highest population density in Europe

  • Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany

  • Over 170 international passenger and freight destinations

  • Over 30 passenger airlines with a mix of legacy, hybrid and low-cost carriers

  • Cargo hub for UPS, FedEx and DHL

  • Seamless intermodal integration under one roof

  • Direct connection to the A59 and the entire German motorway network

  • All relevant global and national car hire companies are represented in Terminal 2

  • Seamless travelling experience

  • Online reservation possible in 3 car parks, more than 12,000 parking spaces

  • P1 and P2 around 30 metres from check-in

  • The airport railway station is located directly below the terminals

  • Only 15 minutes by train to Cologne city centre and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cologne Cathedral

  • Trade fair visitors can reach Koelnmesse in just 10-12 minutes

  • Numerous shops and restaurants

  • Lounge facilities in both terminals offer comfort in the security area

  • Moxy Hotel directly at the airport

  • Best airport weather conditions in Germany minimise flight interruptions

  • Most important 24/7 airport in Germany

  • 3 runways up to 3,815 m | CAT IIIb

  • Short turnaround times

  • 2 full-service terminals with 85 check-in desks, self-bag drop-off desks, 49 gates, 12 boarding bridges and 14 security check lanes

  • Connected to the NATO pipeline system, the Central European Pipeline System (CEPS) and a nearby refinery that supplies kerosene
  • Economic powerhouse: 20.5% of German GDP comes from NRW, ahead of Sweden, Poland and Belgium

  • NRW accounts for 5% of European GDP

  • Cologne and Bonn have a significantly higher GDP per capita than the average in NRW

  • 14.8% of German exports are "Made in NRW"

  • NRW is the strongest importing federal state in Germany with 21.1%

  • More than 20,000 foreign companies in NRW

  • High concentration of companies from various sectors, e.g. chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, automotive industry, capital and consumer goods, trade, IT and media

  • 2 DAX companies (Deutsche Post DHL Group, Deutsche Telekom AG)

  • Global players such as Bayer and DHL as well as hidden champions such as LANXESS and Covestro

  • Home to global brands such as HARIBO, RIMOWA, 4711 and Birkenstock

  • Bonn as the former and 2nd political capital of Germany

  • Home to 40% of German ministries and more than 25 federal authorities
  • UN city with headquarters of 20 UN organisations

  • Koelnmesse is Germany's third largest trade fair centre and the sixth largest in the world

  • More than 80 international trade fairs every year with around 54,000 exhibitors from 122 countries (e.g. GamesCom, Anuga, IMM, IDS, FIBO)

  • Meeting place for the international MICE business: 2,000 congresses annually with a capacity of up to 19,500 participants and 40,800 events with 3.72 million spectators

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Tobias Lyssy

Vice President Marketing & Sales

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Marketing / Sales

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Florian Bongard

Head of Business Development & Airline Marketing

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Chi Mee Yuen

Airline Marketing

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Maike Lyssy

Airline Marketing

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Astrid Thüssing

Airline Marketing

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Johanna Sistemich

Airline Marketing

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Claudine Mischel

Airline Marketing

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Carina Hellwege

Airline Marketing

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