Germanwings to open new low-cost service to Cologne

Low-cost airline Germanwings is setting up at Copenhagen Airport and is goint to launch a new service to Cologne. From Cologne, the airline offers onward connnections to a number of destinations.  

Copenhagen Airport looks forward to welcoming a new low-cost airline at the airport when Germanwings launches its Copenhagen – Cologne service with six weekly frequencies on 28 March 2010. The airline will use Airbus A319 on the service with capacity for 150 passengers.

From Cologne, the airline offers onward connections to a large number of destinations – including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Split, Zagreb and Istanbul. Tickets can be booked for travel to end destinations on the airline’s website – www.germanwings.com – and at Copenhagen Airport baggage can be checked through to end destinations.

Germanwings flies to more than 70 destinations
Germanwings is one of the leading low-cost airlines in northern Europe and flies to more than 70 destinations out of its five German bases, of which Cologne is the biggest. The airline has existed since 2002 and operates a young fleet of 27 Airbus A319 jet aircraft. About 42% of the airline’s passengers are business travellers.

“The new Germanwings service to Cologne not only gives us a new, important service to our big neighbour to the south of us for the benefit of business and leisure travellers. The airline’s decision to set up services out of Copenhagen Airport also underlines our status as the biggest airport in Scandinavia – also in terms of low-cost flights,” said Carsten Nørland, VP for Aviation at Copenhagen Airports.

When Germanwings beings operating on Copenhagen in the spring, all northern European airlines which use principal airports will be represented at Copenhagen Airport.

Flights on all days of the week except Saturday
There will be flights out of Copenhagen to Cologne on all days of the week except Saturday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the departure time will be 08.35, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the departure time will be 17.10 and on Sundays, the flight will leave at 16.40. The flying time will be 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Departure times out of Cologne will be as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays at 06.45, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 15.20 and on Sundays at 14.50.