Tuesday, 29 March 2016
COLOGNE AIRPORT : 362 WORDS
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.