Corendon Airlines opens base in Cologne/Bonn
Airline offers 25 flights a week to sunny destinations – plane is stationed at the airport
Cologne Bonn Airport welcomes a new regular to its apron: this Friday lunchtime, the airport celebrated the opening of the Corendon Airlines’ new base. The Boeing 737-800, painted red and white, is now permanently stationed at Cologne/Bonn. In the summer months, Corendon Airlines will offer 25 weekly flights to 11 popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Turkey, Greece and Egypt. In addition to the aircraft stationed at the airport, the airline will also use its other jets to fly to the sunny resorts.
"Corendon Airlines is banking on Cologne/Bonn – and as an airport, we are naturally very pleased about that. The fact that the airline is not only opening up a new base here with us, but is also bringing an extensive flight schedule full of attractive sunny destinations shows genuine commitment to our location and, at the same time, is great plus for our passengers," says Johan Vanneste, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.
Erhan Bayram, Director Flight Operations at Corendon Airlines, added: "We are delighted we can celebrate the opening of another base in Germany today and can integrate it into our existing network. Corendon Airlines now has regular flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to the most popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean."
In summer, Corendon Airlines flies from Cologne/Bonn to Izmir (3 weekly flights), Antalya (7 flights), Alanya-Gazipaşa (1 flight) and Hurghada (2 flights), Fuerteventura (1 flight), Las Palmas on Gran Canaria (1 flight), Tenerife (1 flight), Heraklion on Crete (3 flights), Kos (2 flights), Rhodes (2 flights) and Palma de Mallorca (2 flights).
All Corendon Airlines flights can be booked through tour operators, travel agencies and at www.corendon-airlines.com.
Notes for Editors:
Corendon Airlines has been flying to various destinations around the Mediterranean on behalf of well-known travel operators since 2005. The 2019 fleet currently consists of 18 modern Boeing 737-800s, two Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one Boeing 737 MAX 9. Since 2014, the international holiday airline based in Antalya, Amsterdam and Malta has also been serving Germany. In the summer of 2019, flights will depart from 18 German and two Austrian airports. The destinations are Antalya, Izmir, Gazipaşa (Alanya), Heraklion, Kos, Rhodes, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Hurghada, as well as full charter flights to Banjul. Corendon Airlines will provide the German market with a total of around 1.5 million passenger seats in the summer of 2019. Well-known for its punctual handling and friendly in-flight service, the airline has received numerous awards and, since January 2018, has also been offering all its flights as seat-only sales via Amadeus/TOMA, Bistro and the Traffics, Peakwork and Schmetterling systems. The airline is a member of the owner-managed Corendon Touristic group, which includes three airlines, two travel operators, a destination management agency and numerous hotels in Turkey, Amsterdam and on Ibiza and Curaçao
Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the most important commercial airports in Germany. Every year, 12.96 million passengers (2018) take off or land at the Airport, which ranks sixth in Germany. Over 30 airlines fly from here to around 140 destinations. Cologne Bonn Airport is also one of the largest airports in the cargo business: with 860,000 tons of