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Düsseldorf International Airport
Flughafen Düsseldorf International
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IATA: DUSICAO: EDDL
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Serves Düsseldorf
Location Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 44.8 m / 147 ft
Coordinates 51°17′22″N 006°46′00″E / 51.28944°N 6.7666667°E / 51.28944; 6.7666667Coordinates: 51°17′22″N 006°46′00″E / 51.28944°N 6.7666667°E / 51.28944; 6.7666667
Website www.duesseldorf-international.de
Map

Location in North Rhine-Westphalia

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,192 10,474 Concrete
05L/23R 3,294 10,809 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 20,339,466
Passenger change 09-10 Increase7.1%
Aircraft Movements 215,544
Movements change 09-10 Increase0.7%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, ADV
German AIP at EUROCONTROL

Düsseldorf International Airport (German: Flughafen Düsseldorf International; (IATA: DUSICAO: EDDL) is an airport in Germany. It is eight kilometres from Düsseldorf. The airport has the IATA Airport Code DUS. There is one other airport named "Düsseldorf Express Airport, Mönchengladbach", but that is only a continental airport and has only a few lines, mostly private jets.

The international airport supports flights to 180 destinations on four continents and hosts 70 airlines. The airport has 800 takeoffs and landings per day.

The airport was opened on April 19, 1927, after two years of construction. However, the first aircraft to land in northern Düsseldorf was the Zeppelin LZ-III in 1909.

On April 11, 1996 there was a fire in the airport, probably caused by welding work on the roof. 17 people were killed, mostly due to smoke inhalation. The terminal building was badly damaged, and was closed for five years. By July 1, 2001 it had been nearly completely re-built and was re-opened.

A suspended monorail connects the terminal building with the InterCity and ICE train station (High speed and extremely high speed trains). The so-called SkyTrain travels the 2.5 kilometers between the terminal and station at a maximum speed of 50 km/h. It started operation in 2002, replacing a shuttle bus service, and is not free of charge to use.

Airlines serving Düsseldorf International Airport

Currently, the following airlines operate routes to and from Düsseldorf International Airport:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus (Dublin)
  • Aero Lloyd
  • Aeroflight (Catania, Nador, Tivat)
  • Aeroflot (Moscow Domodedovo)
  • Aeroflot-don (Kostanay, Palma)
  • Air Adriatic
  • Air Berlin (Barcelona, Budapest, Feurtevenia, Ibiza, London-Stansted, Malga, Milan-Bergamo, Palma,pristina,Rome, Thessoloniki, Vienna, Zürich)
  • Air Botnia
  • Air Europa
  • Air France (Lyon, Nice, Paris)
  • Air Malta
  • Air Via Bulgarian Airways
  • Alitalia (Milan-Malpensa, Rome)
  • AMC Aviation
  • Atlasjet International (Ankara)
  • Austrian Airlines (Vienna)
  • Balkan Air
  • BH Airlines
  • Bluewings (Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir)
  • British Airways (London-Heathrow)
  • British Airways Citiexpress (Birmingham, Manchester)
  • Bulgarian Air Charter (Burgas, Varna)
  • Cimber Air
  • Cirrus Airlines
  • Condor Flugdienst (Arrecife, Heraklion, Las Palmas, Palma)
  • Croatia Airlines (Split)
  • CSA Czech Airlines
  • dba (Berlin-Tegel, Lamezia, Munich, Nurnberg)
  • Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, beginning March 2006)
  • Denim Airlines
  • Deutsche BA
  • Egyptair (Cairo)
  • El Al
  • Emirates (Bombay, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Osaka, Perth, Singapore)
  • Eurocypria Airlines
  • Eurowings
  • Finnair (Helsinki)
  • Fly Air
  • Freebird Airlines
  • Germania Airlines (Lamezia, Zadar)
  • Germania Express (Sarajevo, Zadar)
  • German Wings (Berlin-Schonefeld)
  • Hamburg International
  • Hapag-Lloyd (Bodrum, Catania, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Palma)
  • Hola Airlines
  • Iberia Airlines (Madrid)
  • Islandsflug-Icebird
  • Jat Airways (Belgrade)
  • Karthago Airlines
  • Kibris Turkish
  • KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam)
  • LOT Polish (Warsaw)
  • LTE International
  • LTU (Alicante, Ankara, Antalya, Athens, Bangkok, Beijing, Bodrum, Brindisi, Cagliari, Calgary, Cancun, Cape Town, Catania, Colombo, Fort Myers, Ibiza, Los Angeles, Male, Miami, Mikonos, Monaster, Naples, New York JFK, Orlando, Palma, Shanghai, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Toronto, Vancouver, Varadero)
  • Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (Erfert)
  • Lufthansa (Atlanta, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Birmingham, Boston, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago, Denver, Dresdon, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Houston, Jersey, Leipzig-Halle, London-City, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Lyon, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Montreal, Munich, Newark, Nurnberg, Paris, Portland, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Turin, Zürich)
  • Macedonian Airlines (Ohrid)
  • Mahan Air (Bangkok, Delhi)
  • MALÉV Hungarian Airlines (Budapest)
  • Middle East Airlines Liban
  • MNG Airlines (Bodrum)
  • Montenegro Airlines
  • Nouvelair Tunisie (Monastir)
  • Olympic Airlines
  • Onur Air (Ankara)
  • Pegasus Airlines (Bodrum)
  • Privatair
  • Pulkovo Aviation
  • Royal Air Maroc (Nador)
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (Copenhagen)
  • Shorouk Air
  • Siberia Airlines
  • Sky Airlines
  • Spanair
  • Styrian Spirit
  • SunExpress (Antalya, Bodrum)
  • Swiss International Airlines (Geneva, Zürich)
  • TAROM Romanian (Bucharest)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines (Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir)
  • Viking Airlines
  • Vueling Airlines (Barcelona)
  • White Eagle Airlines
  • World Focus Airlines (Ankara)

Before September 11 Düsseldorf International Airport had many flights from the United States. After direct flights to the United States are only from Privatair and LTU. Privatair has flights going to Chicago O'Hare and New York Newark airports, which are codeshared with Lufthansa. LTU flies to Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, and New York (JFK).2005 announced that it would begin service between Düsseldorf and Atlanta in March 2006.

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