Cologne Airport’s full name is Bonn airport that holds IATA Code as CGN. This is an international airport while Cologne is Germany‘s fourth largest city. The airport is also serving the former German capital, Bonn. The facility handled nearly 9.3 million passengers in 2012 and that makes Cologne as 7th largest airport in Germany while for cargo handling, it stands at 2nd position. As of early 2015, the airport connects to 115 destinations falling in 35 countries. The airport is situated in Porz district and its surroundings are all green that includes Wahner Heide nature reserve. Location of airport allows very convenient access to 15 kms away Cologne city centre located in the Cologne/Bonn Region. The airport operates 24/7 and is the hub for airlines like UPS Airlines, Germanwings and FedEx Express. On the other side the facility is hosting some space agencies like German Aerospace Center (DLR) and European Astronaut Centre (EAC), part of European Space Agency (ESA) as they give training to astronauts for exploring space.
Terminal 1 is old one is designed U-shaped building housing visitors deck, check-in facilities, restaurants and shopping area and there are star-shaped piers B and C having five aircraft stands on its roof. Joint security checking is also towards the central airside hall. Terminal 1 is mostly used by Germanwings airlines occupying mainly from the landside check-in facilities. For reliable transportation book Cologne airport taxi with us.
Terminal 2 is towards the north of Terminal 1. This has separate check-in facilities but a landside walkway connects both. The airside area of Terminal 2 has pier D that connects with Terminal 1.
One can reach railway station reaching basement level of Terminal 2 arrival hall. There are convenient connections from airport to Cologne city center by public transport, that more economical compared to taxis. It is easiest to take the S-Train (S-13) going to the city center and keep noting the stations where it stops, the list is available on various publications on the rail station.
The airport building has all famous banks with their public counters as well ATM Machines to serve the passengers. The online currency exchange displays by several banks are a great help for foreigners who want their currency exchanged.