Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1936
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1936: Airport opens as a military airfield
    • 1951: Reopened for civilian use
    • 2000s: Major expansions including the new Terminal 2
  • Significant Events:
    • 2019: Record passenger traffic of over 12 million
    • 2020: Adaptations and improvements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: Airport Business Lounge, Lufthansa Business Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, local German products, and international brands
    • Restaurants: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Kamps Bakery, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: S-Bahn (S13, S19), buses, taxis
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Terminal 1: Serves Lufthansa and Star Alliance airlines
    • Terminal 2: Serves various airlines including low-cost carriers
  • Airport Layout Map: Interactive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Eurowings, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 130 destinations worldwide including London, Paris, New York, and Dubai
  • Flight Status: Real-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 2-3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • Moxy Cologne Bonn Airport
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • Leonardo Hotel Köln Bonn Airport
    • Hotel Am Flughafen
    • Airport Hotel by The New Yorker

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • Airport Business Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
    • Lufthansa Business Lounge: Access for Lufthansa Business Class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in the lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the Leonardo Hotel Köln Bonn Airport and Moxy Cologne Bonn Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 12 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 135,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 800,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal developments and increased capacity
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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