The Dusseldorf Airport International is after Frankfurt and Munich’s third largest commercial airport in the Federal Republic of Germany and also the largest of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also an important hub for the scheduled airlines Condor, Eurowings, Flybe, Germania., Lufthansa and Tuifly. More than 180 flight routes are currently offered from Düsseldorf in over 50 different countries.
- URL: Düsseldorf (DUS)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 211 421-0
- Address: Düsseldorf Airport, Flughafenstrasse 120 P.O. Box 30 03 63, D-40403 Düsseldorf
- Operator: Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
- Parking: Yes, for a fee; approx. 20,000 short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Düsseldorf (8 km), Neuss (12 km), Krefeld (15 km), Duisburg (16 km), Mülheim (18 km), Moers (20 km), Oberhausen (21 km), Essen (25 km), Solingen (25 km), Mönchengladbach (25 km)
- Transport connections: Via the A44 motorway at exit 31 “Flughafen Düsseldorf” or via the state roads L49, L56 and L392.
- Train connections: SkyTrain (between the airport’s own train station “Düsseldorf Flughafen” and the terminals or the multi-storey car park); ICE, IC, EC, RE, S-Bahn
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.06%), Tuesday (15.40%), Wednesday (15.79%), Thursday (15.58%), Friday (15.64%), Saturday (10.47%), Sunday (12.06%)
- other spellings: Deuselldorf, Duseldorf, Dusselldorf, Dueselldorf, Duesselldorf, Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, Dusseldórfia, Dyzeldorfi, Диселдорф, Дюссельдорф, Ντίσελντοрф, ףτίσελντορφ, ף, ڈ,, Դյուսելդորֆի, デ ュ ッ セ ル ド ル フ, 뒤셀도르프
Most popular destinations from Düsseldorf (flights per week)
- Munich(154, 5.94%)
- Palma de Mallorca(149, 5.75%)
- Antalya(92, 3.55%)
- Vienna(82, 3.16%)
- Zurich – Kloten(82, 3.16%)
- London – Heathrow(75, 2.89%)
- Paris – Charles de Gaulle(56, 2.16%)
- Frankfurt-Main(55, 2.12%)
- Istanbul Airport(53, 2.05%)
- Hamburg – Airport(51, 1.97%)
- other (67.25%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Eurowings(1725, 16.69%)
- Lufthansa(1402, 13.57%)
- ANA All Nippon Airways(414, 4.01%)
- United Airlines(287, 2.78%)
- Etihad Airways(263, 2.54%)
- Condor(249, 2.41%)
- Laudamotion(238, 2.30%)
- TUI fly(198, 1.92%)
- Polskie line Lotnicze LOT(191, 1.85%)
- TAP Air Portugal(179, 1.73%)
- other (50.2%)
The airport, which opened in 1927, is located approx. 8 kilometers north of Düsseldorf city center and approx. 6 kilometers southwest of the municipality of Ratingen in the Düsseldorf district of Lohausen.
Drivers can best reach the airport via the A44 motorway at exit 31 “Flughafen Düsseldorf”; within Düsseldorf it can also be reached via the 49, 56 and 392 roads.
S-Bahn lines 1 and 7 run regularly between the main train station and the own airport train station “Düsseldorf Flughafen”. Various types of DB also stop. The fully automatic SkyTrain, which also stops at car parks P4 – P6, runs between the airport train station and the terminal. The public bus routes 721, 729, 759, 760 and 776 also serve the airport.
The first steps in the development of Düsseldorf Airport took place with the construction of an airship hangar at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1927, the airport was officially opened, with civilian flight operations in Düsseldorf only being suspended between 1939 and 1949.
In the 50s and 60s, the main runway was extended and a new handling facility was built. The “Angerland Comparison” concluded in 1965 between the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the surrounding municipalities is still valid today and sets the airport’s capacity at the current level. As a result, Düsseldorf is limited in its capacities. According to this comparison, the continuous use of only one runway is permitted. The parallel runway, which was built in the 1980s, may only be used at peak times. The S-Bahn connection from Düsseldorf main station to the airport (“Düsseldorf Airport Terminal”) took place in October 1975.
Terminals A and B were completely destroyed in a fire accident on April 11, 1996, or had to be demolished or completely refurbished afterwards. Terminal C was able to be put back into operation a few months later after cleaning work, but temporary tents and halls bridged the years of reconstruction and renovation, which went under the name “airport 2000 plus”.
In 1998, the newly built Terminal A was finally put into operation and the Rhine-Ruhr Airport was renamed Düsseldorf International Airport. Terminals A and B have been operational again since 2002, as has the Skytrain elevated railway.
The construction project “airport 2000 plus” was officially completed on May 7th, 2003. This construction project includes a completely new design of flight areas A and B, the expansion of area C, the connection to the Deutsche Bahn via the Skytrain, the construction of a new underground car park, these projects were largely implemented by the end of 2009. The airport administration announced another construction project in 2014. In order to adapt the airport to the new wide-body aircraft, the Airbus A380, three new passenger boarding bridges were purchased, construction was announced in 2014, and completion is to be announced in the 2015 summer flight schedule.
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