The Weeze Airport is a major commercial airport in the Federal Republic of Germany, near the border with the Netherlands. Since it is close to the economic areas of the Ruhr area, Rhineland and the Benelux countries, its location is also very attractive for the logistics industry.
The airport is often classified by some airlines as Düsseldorf / Niederrhein or Düsseldorf-Weeze Airport, which has caused confusion for many passengers in recent years, but Düsseldorf Airport is located approx. 70 to 75 kilometers further south-east.
Weeze / Niederrhein is an important operational base of the low-cost airline Rynair, which also offers most of the flight routes from Weeze.
- URL: Weeze (NRN)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 28 37-66 61 11
- Address: Airport Weeze-Niederrhein, Flughafen-Ring 60, 47652 Weeze
- Operator: Flughafen Niederrhein GmbH
- Parking: yes, subject to a charge. approx. 7000 short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Nijmegen (32 km), Moers (39 km), Krefeld (42 km), Arnhem (45 km), Duisburg (46 km), Mönchengladbach (49 km), Eindhoven (50 km), Oberhausen (51 km), Bottrop (54 km), Mülheim (55 km)
- Transport connections: Via the A57 motorway at the Uedem / Weeze or Goch exit and then follow the airport signs.
- Train connections: The nearest possible train stations are in Weeze and Kevelaer.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (0.00%), Tuesday (0.00%), Wednesday (0.00%), Thursday (0.00%), Friday (0.00%), Saturday (0.00%), Sunday (0.00%)
- other spellings: Веце, Weeze – Niederrhein, ヴ ェ ー ツ ェ, 韦 策
The airport, which was opened for civil air traffic in 2003, is located approx. 6 kilometers southwest of Weeze and approx. 70 kilometers from Düsseldorf Airport. The best way to get to the airport is via the Autobahn / Europastraße A57 / E31 at exit 3 “Goch” and / or via Landstraßen 9 and 361.
Passengers arriving by train take the regional express to Weeze or Kevelaer main station and use the respective shuttle buses. Furthermore, there is also public transport. From Kevelaer the bus line 73 runs every 60 minutes and from Weeze the bus line SW1 goes directly to the airport. There are also regular shuttle bus services, for example from / to Amsterdam, Arnhem, Brühl, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Moers, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Venray.
1953, British allies built the Weeze / Laarbruch military base on the former “dummy airport” of the German Air Force and stationed various combat and transport aircraft there in the years that followed. They continuously expanded the site until 1992. In 1993, after the announcement of the withdrawal of the Allies, the current manager Flughafen Niederrhein GmbH was founded, which immediately developed a utilization concept to compensate for the withdrawal of the British soldiers and the associated loss of jobs in other ways. In 1999 the Royal Air Force finally withdrew and airport operations came to a standstill for the next four years.
The new opening and civil use of Niederrhein Airport then took place in May 2003. In 2004, the name was first changed to the name Airport Düsseldorf-Weeze, which is confusing for passengers, in order to suggest a proximity to the world-famous Düsseldorf Airport. However, this name change was prohibited in 2005 by the Cologne Regional Court. At times, the airport was called Düsseldorf-Regional, which was also prohibited. With the threat of a fine, an agreement was finally reached on the current name of Weeze.
The current success of the airport is mainly due to the low-cost carrier Ryanair, which was also the first to start regular scheduled flights from Weeze. Despite a court order, Ryanair continues to use the mistaken name of Düsseldorf-Weeze.
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