Cologne Bonn Airport has today celebrated the arrival of easyJet’s inaugural flight to Germany’s capital city. Taking the number of operations from the North Rhine-Westphalia gateway to Berlin Tegel up to at least 15 daily services, the low-cost carrier (LCC) immediately becomes the 10th largest carrier – in terms of seats – at Cologne Bonn this summer.
Commenting on the arrival of the airport’s 30th airline partner, Johan Vanneste, CEO, Cologne Bonn Airport says: “The connection between Cologne Bonn and Berlin is one of our busiest routes. We are very pleased to be able to offer our passengers even more choice on this route thanks to easyJet’s commitment.”
Marking the return of easyJet to its carrier roll call after a two-year hiatus, Cologne Bonn welcomed the first flight with a traditional cake in celebration. Adding 33 weekly flights to Germany’s largest city, the LCC significantly boosts the airport’s domestic connections, resulting in Cologne Bonn offering close to 20,000 weekly seats to Berlin Tegel in S18 (according to OAG Schedules Analyser, week commencing 10 September).
Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director, easyJet comments: “We are delighted to include Cologne Bonn Airport in our route network. The new route to Berlin Tegel is an attractive connection for leisure and business travellers alike.” He added: “With our extensive European and domestic route network, all with attractive and frequent flights, we have increased our share of business travellers to 75% of the DAX30 companies in Germany, and this number continues to grow. Particularly on our German domestic routes, business travellers already account for 41% of our passengers.”
easyJet will be operating the 463-kilometre sector using its fleet of A320s based at Berlin Tegel and joins Eurowings’ established link to the capital.