Tour operator FTI has launched Cologne Bonn’s new connection to Dubai Al Maktoum on November 3, 2017. The German travel group now offers weekly flights to the UAE flown on Condor’s 275-seat 757-300s. Complimenting FTI’s existing portfolio within Cologne Bonn’s route network, the latest link to the Middle East joins established charter routes to Salalah in Oman and Hurghada in Egypt.

“We are very pleased about FTI‘s extended programme at our airport. Tour operators play a big part in the growth of our airport and thanks to their commitment, passengers travel well cared-for every day. Now they can fly to Dubai, a city which is currently one of the most exciting destinations in the world. FTI enriches our winter timetable with this special destination," says Michael Garvens, Chairman of the Management Board.

As a new destination from Cologne Bonn, the new flight to Dubai will result in the airport offering 127 destinations during this winter season. Alongside FTI’s twice-weekly service to the Sultanate of Oman and four times weekly link to Egypt’s Red Sea coast, the tour operator’s programme includes the classic sun destinations of Spain, Greece and Turkey.

Flughafen Köln/Bonn is the operator of Cologne Bonn Airport. The public enterprise is owned by a consortium of shareholders, jointly-led by the Federal Republic of Germany (30.94%), and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (30.94%), together with the City of Cologne (31.12%), the City of Bonn (6.06%), the Rhein-Sieg district (0.59%), and the Rheinisch Bergisch district (0.35%). Cologne Bonn Airport welcomed 11.9 million passengers in 2016, flying on the airport’s services to 126 destinations across 44 countries, and handled 786,000 tonnes of cargo.