2 flights, 2 airlines – but only one booking
Two flights with two different airlines – but only a single booking process. This is made possible by the booking platform Kiwi.com with which Cologne Bonn Airport is cooperating, as the first German airport, with immediate effect. Passengers wishing to combine flights from different airlines to get to their final destination can now do so easily, with just a few clicks, instead of having to book all the tickets separately. Kiwi.com has embedded this service directly on the Cologne/Bonn Airport website. Further planned activities are based on Kiwi.com's "Hosted Stopover Programme", and include the optimisation of transfer times and offers for self-connect passengers flying via Cologne.
Anyone wishing, for example, to fly from Cologne/Bonn to Barcelona with Airline No. 1, and to continue from there to Santiago de Chile with Airline No. 2 can book the two flights as a package using the Kiwi platform. Individual bookings are no longer necessary thanks to Kiwi.com's "virtual interlining". The same applies to passengers using Cologne/Bonn Airport as a transfer airport: anyone wishing to travel from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn with Airline No. 1, and from there to Bordeaux with Airline No. 2 will also find suitable Kiwi.com combinations.
Besides being able to book two flights from a single source, Kiwi.com users also enjoy additional benefits: Kiwi.com ensures sufficient transfer time when flights are combined. If, however, the first flight should be delayed and the connecting flight missed, the Kiwi.com guarantee applies: the online travel agency will take care of replacement flights, financial reimbursements or, if applicable, hotel accommodation. Kiwi.com’s priority is the passenger, and this service significantly improves the overall airport experience.
"The desire to travel seamlessly from A to B is in keeping with the zeitgeist of our increasingly digitalised world. Our cooperation with Kiwi.com is an important first step in this direction. We are very pleased to be the first German airport to offer passengers in Cologne/Bonn this convenient service," says Johan Vanneste, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.
Zdenek Komenda, Chief Business Development Officer at Kiwi.com adds: "Our partnership with Cologne/Bonn Airport is important, not just for our company, but also for our customers. We want to provide a service that is as comprehensive as possible. Passengers can now travel seamlessly and limitlessly – and they can choose from the cheapest routes and airlines, and still fly with confidence should the trip not go as planned, thanks to our Kiwi.com guarantee."
Kiwi.com users have more than 5,560 combinations of different airline connections in 150 countries available to them. The service comes as a response to the growing number of passengers who wish to organise their own trips – including transfers and stopovers.