Dusseldorf (DUS)

Dusseldorf (DUS)

  • Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) serves as the gateway to the world for the most populous federal state in Germany. Situated just a ten-minute drive or train ride from Düsseldorf's city center, the airport stands out as one of Europe's best-connected airports regarding transportation links. Handling approximately 19 million passengers in 2023, DUS is among the key German airports in terms of passenger traffic.

    DUS is at the heart of Germany´s powerhouse

    • Second-largest conurbation in Europe
    • Germany's economically strongest area,
      contributing to over 20% of the country's GDP
    • Home to 17 of the top 50 highest-earning German companies and to more than 22,000 foreign enterprises
    • Boasting over 100 world-leading trade fairs with more than 6 million visitors annually

    Largest catchment area of all German airports

    People within a radius of

    • 50 kilometres: 9,2 million
    • 100 kilometres: 18,5 million


    2023: ~ 19 million

    2022: 16,3 million

    Popular tourist destination

    • Cultural Diversity:
      Düsseldorf embraces a vibrant international community, diverse culinary scene, and a variety of cultural events. The city's "Little Tokyo" district stands out, showcasing authentic Japanese culture through its restaurants, shops, and cultural happenings, reflecting Düsseldorf's global openness and diverse influences.
    • Cosmopolitan Atmosphere:
      The city strikes a unique balance between preserving its rich history and embracing modernity. Its blend of historical landmarks, contemporary architecture, thriving art scene, and bustling nightlife creates an enticing cosmopolitan vibe that appeals to visitors seeking diverse experiences.
    • Fashion Capital:
      Düsseldorf holds the status of a fashion capital beyond its opulent shopping scene. Not only does the Königsallee (Kö) offer a luxurious shopping experience with high-end boutiques and designer stores, but the city also serves as an international hotspot for fashion trade fairs, boasting a thriving fashion industry and playing host to influential events.
    • Art City:
      Düsseldorf thrives as an artistic haven, notably marked by the prestigious Düsseldorf Art Academy, fostering generations of influential artists. Beyond the academy, the city's art scene flourishes through diverse galleries, museums, and cultural spaces.

    Marketing support to our airline partners

    • Continuous engagement with travel agencies and tour operators in and around the Düsseldorf catchment area.
    • Strong partnerships with local tourism entities in Düsseldorf and the surrounding region.
    • Initiatives include regular newsletters, workshops, joint promotional events, press activities and promotion through the airport’s social media channels.

    Facts & Figures

    Opening date

    • 16 April 1927


    • Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH


    • 50% City of Düsseldorf
    • 50% Airport Partners GmbH
      (40% AviAlliance GmbH, 20% AviC GmbH & Co. KGaA,
      40% Aer Rianta International cpt)

    Runway System

    • Runway South: 3,000 meters, 05R/23L (main runway)
    • Runway North: 2,700 meters, 05L/23R (parallel runway)
    • 43 coordinated slots/hour (single runway use) or 45 (dual runway use)

    Intermodal mobility hub

    • Situated at the intersection of key German highways and with an own highway exit on the A44
    • Two train stations for long-distance, regional and commuter rail services with up to 350 daily connections
    • SkyTrain: automated elevated train system seamlessly connecting terminals, parking areas, and the long-distance train station

    Parking areas

    • Seven multi-storey and underground car parks as well as four parking areas with a total of 20,000 parking spaces, of which approx. 17,000 are covered


    One main terminal with three areas/piers: A, B, and C

    Length: 530 meters
    Width: 90 meters
    Height: 20 meters (clear height roof)

    Area A: mainly domestic flights and flights within the Schengen Area
    Area B: mainly flights within the Schengen Area and Europe
    Area C: mainly international flights outside the Schengen Area

    Recent awards:

    • Skytrax: “Best Regional Airport in Europe 2023”
    • Consumer Choice Center/European Consumer Airport Index 2023: Top 3 most passenger-friendly airports in Europe
    • Skytrax: “Best Regional Airport in Europe 2022”
    • AirHelp Score 2022: Best German Airport in the Ranking
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