Düsseldorf International Airport

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Düsseldorf International Airport
Flughafen Düsseldorf International
Düsseldorf International Airport2.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Serves Düsseldorf
Location Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 44.8 m / 147 ft
Website www.duesseldorf-international.de
DUS is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Location in North Rhine-Westphalia
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[2]

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[change | change source]

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

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.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Our hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Zurich". Lufthansa. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. ADV passenger statistics and aircraft movements[dead link]
  3. "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 2012-06-06.

Other websites[change | change source]