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Düsseldorf Airport

Flughafen Düsseldorf
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Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Serves Düsseldorf, Germany
Location Düsseldorf-Lohausen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hub for Eurowings
Focus city for
  • Condor
  • Flybe
  • Lauda
  • SunExpress Deutschland
  • TUI fly Deutschland
Elevation AMSL 44.8 m / 147 ft
Coordinates 51°17′22″N 006°46′00″E / 51.28944°N 6.76667°E / 51.28944; 6.76667
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Runway Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05L/23R 2,700 8,859 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 24,283,967
Passenger change 17–18 Decrease-1,4%
Aircraft movements 218,820
Movements change 17–18 Decrease-1,3%
Sources: Flughafenverband ADV

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)
  • Air Adriatic
  • 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)
  • Czech Airlines
  • dba (Berlin-Tegel, Lamezia, Munich, Nürnberg)
  • 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)
  • Hapag-Lloyd (Bodrum, Catania, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Palma)
  • Hola Airlines
  • Iberia Airlines (Madrid)
  • Islandsflug-Icebird
  • Karthago Airlines
  • Kibris Turkish
  • KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam)
  • LOT Polish (Warsaw)
  • LTE International
  • 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)
  • Middle East Airlines Liban
  • MNG Airlines (Bodrum)
  • Montenegro Airlines
  • Nouvelair Tunisie (Monastir)
  • Onur Air (Ankara)
  • Pegasus Airlines (Bodrum)
  • Privatair
  • Rossiya
  • Royal Air Maroc (Nador)
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (Copenhagen)
  • Shorouk Air
  • Sky Airlines
  • Styrian Spirit
  • SunExpress (Antalya, Bodrum)
  • Swiss International Airlines (Geneva, Zürich)
  • S7
  • TAROM (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. Now the only direct flight to the United States is from Privatair. Privatair has a flight going to New York Newark airport, which is codeshared with Lufthansa.

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