Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH
Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the most important commercial airports in Germany. Since 2002, the Airport has focused increasingly on low-cost business and is one of the front runners in this sector in Europe. The autumn of 2015 marked a new era for Cologne/Bonn, with the introduction of low-cost long haul flights to destinations worldwide.
Every year, almost 12 million passengers choose to take off or land at the Airport, which in a nationwide comparison ranks number six. Around 30 airlines fly out of Cologne to 129 destinations. Cargo business is also flourishing: With almost 786,000 tons of air cargo in 2016, Cologne Bonn Airport is in third place among airports in Germany, and among the top ten in Europe.
Geographically Cologne/Bonn is situated in one of the most densely populated regions in Europe – some 16 million people live and work within a radius of 100 kilometres of the Airport. The Airport is also at the centre of one of the largest import/export regions: Some 40 percent of the gross domestic product of the EU is generated within a radius of 400 kilometres around the Airport.
The Airport is directly and conveniently accessible by motorway or expressway, as well as by Intercity Express (ICE), Regional Express (RE) and Suburban Trains (S-Bahn). The underground Airport Railway Station is centrally located in front of Terminals 1 and 2. Three car parks provide around 12,500 parking lots.
More than 14,000 people work at Cologne Bonn Airport. In the region 26,000 jobs are dependent on the Airport. The Airport Company itself employs some 1,800 people.