Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport or  Flughafen Köln/Bonn is the international airport of Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne and also serves the former German capital: Bonn. It is the seventh largest passenger airport in Germany and the third in terms of cargo operations. It is christened after Konrad Adenauer, the first post-war chancellor of Germany. Cologne Bonn Airport is one of Germany’s few 24-hour airports, and serves as a hub for Eurowings and Germanwings, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. The airport is also a host for the German and European space agencies DLR and EAC, part of ESA which train astronauts there for space exploration.

Cologne Bonn Airport   

Reviews – What People Are Saying

There are several reviews posted throughout the internet, about Cologne Bonn Airport. They are a series of positive and negative reviews, though most of the negative reviews talks about how big the airport is, yet somehow, showcases limited souvenir shops and restaurants, and the airport’s simple architecture. The Airport is always rated average by most of their customers, and I think that’s not bad at all. As for the positive remarks, here are some reviews coming from the airport’s customers.

For me clean and nice. Close to international terminal is little supermarket where you can buy simply food,alcohol and sweets  in good price.  Close to security check in international terminal is traditional German pub with lots of pictures politicians drinking beer. Service there is quick and nice. Food looking good and tasty. My recommendation is FlammeKueche with prawns and cheese.”
—Pawel W (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Cologne Bonn Airport Inside

“It’s a massive cliche to point out how efficient Germans are, but CGN is a perfect example of this. We were deplaned, through customs and on a train to the city centre in less than 15 minutes. It was just a breeze. Similar experience on the way out, with the free wi-fi making the wait in the terminal a lot easier. It really makes Cologne perfect for a weekend break.”
—Dave H (Cork, Republic of Ireland)

“Clean, tidy airport with reasonably quick security checks (much quicker than London Airports for example). A good amount of seating and various duty-free style shopping and eating options once past security. Easy arrivals process. Good public transport connection to the city centre via train – although a reasonable walk to the station itself.”
—Stephen R (London, United Kingdom

 

Aesthetics

Cologne Bonn AirportCologne Bonn Airport has two terminals which are located directly beside each other. The older terminal (Terminal 1), is a building from the 1970s that features a u-shaped main building with shops, restaurants, check-ins and service facilities and a visitor’s deck on its roof as well as a star-shaped piers (B and C), with five five aircraft stands each plus and a central airside hall between them which was added on 2004, with joint security-check facilities. The second terminal commenced its operations in the year 2000. It is located to the north of terminal 1. The terminal hosts an interdenominational prayer room on its base level.

The airport is located in the district of Porz. Cologne Bonn Airport is centrally located Cologne/Bonn region, southeast of Cologne city centre and northeast of Bonn.   

Terminal Map

Cologne Bonn Airport

Contact info:

  • Airport Code: IATA: CGN – ICAO: EDDK
  • Phone number: +49 22 03 400 / +49 22 03 404 001/2
  • Website URL: http://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/en
  • Email: info@koeln-bonn-airport.de
  • Address: P.O. Box 980120. D 51129 Koln, Germany

Cologne Bonn Airport

Conclusion

Cologne Bonn Airport showcases a simple yet stress-free facilities. With their smooth security-lines, airport procedures must be fast and efficient. Spotless facilities and surprisingly not congested. Arriving at Cologne Bonn Airport might not be as what you expect every airport should be, but then again, with its spotless accommodations, shops and restaurants; the airport has a lot to offer to cast that boredom away.  

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