Cologne, DE

Cologne-Bonn Airport

Client Cologne-Bonn Airport GmbH
Year 2018—2019
Contract Strategic Masterplan 2045
Partner ASTOC Architects and Planners GmbH Intraplan Consult GmbH
Category Masterplanning / Strategy / Consulting

Project description

Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) has shown dynamic growth in recent years, benefiting from the constant changes in the air transport market. CGN's core businesses, low-cost traffic and express freight, show above-average growth prospects over the long term.

Nevertheless, it is crucial for the long-term sustainability of CGN that the airport can offer airlines, service providers, and other users at CGN an attractive development perspective for the future. This includes a framework of suitable areas or facilities where users can develop their business tailored to suit their needs.

Despite some investments, the development perspective needed to be improved. Therefore, planeground was assigned to develop a new sustainable mission statement for 2045. This included a concept for urban and functional planning. It also aligned with the guidelines of modern and future- oriented airport infrastructure (aviation and non-aviation operations) within the context of economic efficiency.

Services provided

  • Inventory of data, as-built drawings and air traffic numbers
  • Site visit and stakeholder interviews
  • Air transport analysis, including scenario development and forecasting for both airside and landside characteristics such as passenger, aircraft, vehicles and public transportation
  • Analysis of capacity requirements (RWY, TWY, Apron, Terminal processors, Cargo, landside access and parking) and current condition of infrastructure
  • Concept planning for all infrastructure areas for 2045 based on a list of requirements
  • CAPEX calculation
  • Cash-flow model, economic and financial plan
  • Pre-studies for planning approval, including environment and sustainability.

We focus on quality and continuity – as this is what our clients appreciate.

Paul Beck, Founder and owner