British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn and adds capital connection

British Airways London Gatwick to Cologne Bonn 

Cologne Bonn celebrated the return of British Airways after a 12 year absence, following the UK flag carrier’s launch of a new route from London Gatwick on 16 November. An impressive ‘double-decked’ cake was baked to mark the occasion, with Chi Mee Yuen, Manager Business Development and Aviation Marketing, Cologne Bonn Airport (centre), celebrating the launch with the first flight’s crew.

British Airways London City

British Airways launched operations between London City and Rome Fiumicino on 11 November, a route that it will operate six times weekly. Pictured at the launch along with the crew are is Luke Hayhoe, GM Commercial and Customer, British Airways (third right). No other airline presently links London City with Rome.

  • British Airways launched flights from London City (LCY) to Rome Fiumicino (FCO) on 11 November and from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) on 16 November. The 1,419-kilometre link between the capitals of the UK and Italy will operate six times weekly by BA CityFlyer E190s. The 512 kilometre-connection between Gatwick and Cologne Bonn will be operated four times weekly using A319s and A320s. Neither route faces direct competition, although Fiumicino and Cologne Bonn both have links to other London airports. British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn after a 12-year absence, having previously flown to the German airport from its London Heathrow hub. “We are more than happy to again see aircraft operated by this important traditional airline on Cologne/Bonn’s apron,” said Johan Vanneste, CEO, Cologne Bonn Airport. “The airport is now again welcoming British Airways, a member of the global airline alliance oneworld.”

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