British Airways is back at Cologne Bonn Airport: Event planners discover the destination Cologne

  • A welcome back at the Cologne Bonn Airport: travellers can connect to London Gatwick again. © Köln Bonn Airport
    A welcome back at the Cologne Bonn Airport: travellers can connect to London Gatwick again. © Köln Bonn Airport

A group of British event planners landed at Cologne Bonn Airport with the inaugural flight of British Airways from London Gatwick. On invitation of the airline and Excelsior Hotel Ernst, the hosted buyers discovered the city with support of the CCB. The new connection improves the location and accessibility of Cologne and makes it even more attractive as a destination for international meetings and congresses.

Besides information on venues for events in Cologne, a social programme with cultural highlights was organised: the group visited TimeRide VR and the Chocolate Museum. Further, a guided city-tour by the Cologne Tourist Board took place.

From now on, the airline will be operating four flights a week to the city on the Thames. Thus, travellers from Cologne/Bonn once again have the choice between four different airports in London, as Heathrow, Stansted and Southend are already being served by other airlines. After twelve years, British Airways is back on Cologne/Bonn’s flight schedule. Back then, they used to fly from here to London Heathrow.

"We are more than happy to again see planes operated by this important traditional airline on Cologne/Bonn’ s apron. The Airport is now again welcoming British Airways, a member of the global airline alliance oneworld," says Johan Vanneste, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.

London Gatwick is not only a great option for city breaks, but also for connecting to the long-haul network of the airline: for instance to the Caribbean and North America. Getting to London city centre is convenient through express trains every 15 minutes.

Cologne as a city in the heart of Europe is optimally connected – a real competitive advantage for the destination. Cologne is the number one exhibition centre for about 25 sectors and the numerous venues offer planners a broad portfolio for international meetings and congresses.