Economic factor

Innovation generator and growth guarantee for the region

Cologne Bonn Airport has a positive impact on the regional economy at many different levels. It is one of the ten largest employers and an important contracting entity in the region, and it offers a breath of fresh air for the retail sector and catering trade. 

More than 13,300 people are directly employed at the Airport, 60 percent of these in full-time jobs. In the surrounding area, the same amount of jobs are dependent on the Airport. These employees live in the region and spend their money there. The forecast for the number of employees in the cargo sector certainly envisages an upward term on a long-term basis.

However, it is not only as an employer that the Airport makes an important contribution to the economic development of the region. When deciding on a business location, transport connections and proximity to the Airport are crucial criteria for business enterprises. It is always the most dynamic and fastest-growing businesses that locate close to an airport.

So Cologne Bonn Airport is a real job creator offering sustainable qualified jobs with a promising future.

Tourists and business travellers coming to Cologne and Bonn via the Airport bring additional purchasing power to the region. Here, the retail sector, hotel business and catering trade can only benefit from this.

The Airport also has a positive effect on the image of Cologne, Bonn and Rhineland in general. As a flight destination, it campaigns internationally for the region, and at the same time, makes it an attractive place to live for people who are active and keen on travelling. These people are, in turn, often much sought-after qualified specialists who also spend their well earned salary here, which again is a plus point for the regional economy.

Cologne Bonn Airport is an impetus for the region in many ways, and without it, we would be considerably worse off. It’s good to know it’s there.