Düsseldorf International Airport

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Düsseldorf Airport

Flughafen Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf International Airport2.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFlughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
ServesDüsseldorf, Germany
LocationDüsseldorf-Lohausen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hub forEurowings
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL44.8 m / 147 ft
Coordinates51°17′22″N 006°46′00″E / 51.28944°N 6.76667°E / 51.28944; 6.76667Coordinates: 51°17′22″N 006°46′00″E / 51.28944°N 6.76667°E / 51.28944; 6.76667
Websitedus.com
Map
DUS is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
DUS
DUS
Location in North Rhine-Westphalia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,000 9,843 Concrete
05L/23R 2,700 8,859 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers24,283,967
Passenger change 17–18Decrease-1,4%
Aircraft movements218,820
Movements change 17–18Decrease-1,3%
Sources: Flughafenverband ADV[2]
German AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

Düsseldorf International Airport (German: Flughafen Düsseldorf International; IATA: DUS, ICAO: 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. Flybe Announces Opening of First European Base in Dusseldorf 21 November 2016
  2. "Passagiere: Kumulierte Betrachtung Januar – Dezember 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. "EAD Basic". Euro Control. Retrieved 6 June 2012.

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