British Airways Adds Non-Stop Flights To Cologne, Germany

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British Airways has announced that it plans to offer service between London Gatwick and Cologne from later this year. As things stand it looks as if the new route is set to operate during the winter season only but this may change should the route prove to be a success.

British Airways Gatwick – Cologne

The new service is set to begin from 16 November 2018 and the currently filed schedule looks like this:

BA2564 LGW 06:50 – 09:15 CGN (Mon)
BA2564 LGW 18:25 – 20:50 CGN (Thu)
BA2564 LGW 16:35 – 19:00 CGN (Fri)
BA2564 LGW 16:30 – 18:55 CGN (Sun)

BA2565 CGN 11:45 – 12:10 LGW (Mon)
BA2565 CGN 21:35 – 22:00 LGW (Thu)
BA2565 CGN 21:15 – 21:40 LGW (Fri & Sun)

a bridge over water with a large building in the background

Here’s what BA has had to say about its latest new destination:

Cologne (Köln), Germany’s fourth largest city, offers a plethora of attractions led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline.

Known for its art, history and architecture, visitors can immerse themselves in the avant-garde before enjoying a dish of the local speciality Himmel un Ääd, mashed potato with apple sauce and sausage. For those with a sweeter tooth, a trip to the famous chocolate museum is a must before spending the evening at one of the many beer halls experiencing the liberal Rhinelander spirit, or soaking up the party atmosphere in one of the countless bars or restaurants. No other German city has as many pubs per capita.

Fares to/from Cologne are said to start from £27/€30 one way but a number of weekend trips I priced up (Thu-Sun) came to between £95/€107 and £130/€146 for hand baggage only roundtrip travel originating in London.

These flights are now available to book on the British Airways website.

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