Dusseldorf International Airport

Fly through the Modern DUS Airport for a Great Traveling Experience

Dusseldorf is the capital of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia. The Dusseldorf airport is located approximately 7 kilometers north of the downtown of Dusseldorf. It is the third largest airport of Germany and the passenger count in 2014 had reached 8.1 million. It is the center hub for Air Berlin and German wings. Lufthansa also operates its long-haul flights from Dusseldorf airport except from its hubs at Frankfurt and Munich. The airport employs over 18,200 people. It is a small airport of its kind and spreads at an area of only 6.13 square kilometers of land but is also known for being close by airport for the cities of Duisburg, Krefeld, Mulhem an der Ruhr, Neuss and Wuppertal.


The first airplane to land at the Dusseldorf airport was on 19 September 1909 when Zeppelin LZ3 landed. The current airport was started on 19 April 1927 and took two years to be built. The airport was ceased during the World War II for the use of civilians in 1939 while the military operations were still carried out. It reopened in 1948 and was run under the British. The first flights to take off were by the British European Airways and RAF Northholt. The major runway was elongated to 2475 meters in 1950 and later to 3000 meters in 1969. The new terminal building started in 1973 as Terminal B with the capacity of 1.4 million passengers. The airport was connected to the main city via train between Dusseldorf central station and the airport. The old terminal was built and named Terminal A in 1977. With the capacity of 8.22 million passengers another terminal was established as Terminal C in 1986. A second runway was built in 1992. This summed the total number of passengers using the airport to be 12.3 million.

The Dusseldorf train station opened in May 2000 and carried out 300 train departures every day. The passengers using the airport had reached 16 million. In 2002 the bus shuttle inside the Terminals took place of Skytrain and connected the airport to the intercity train station. In 2006 the first Airbus A380 landed at the airport by Lufthansa and since then the airport is able to handle Airbus A380. Emirates have announced scheduled flights from Airbus A380 from Dusseldorf to Dubai that will start from July 2015.


The flights from the Dusseldorf airport link various destinations around the world within Germany and outside it. The Airlines operating from Dusseldorf International Airport includes Aegean Airlines, Aerofolt, Air Berlin, Alialia, Atlas Global, Air Serbia, BMI Regional, American Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa, Condor, Eurowings, Germania, Germanwings, Mahan Air, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, WOW air and many others.


The Dusseldorf Airport has received the “Best regional Airport Europe” from the Skytrax.

Routes and Destination

The flights operations cover destinations like Katowice, Leipzig/Halle, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Naples, Nuremberg, Valencia, Zurich, Dublin, Terme, Amsterdam, Munich, Podgorica, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Adana, Rhodes, Tunis, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Hong Kong Abu Dhabi and many more.

How to Check-In

The new technology has made it easier for the passengers to travel. With heavy luggage and documents to take care of it wasn’t ever easy to stand in the long queues for check-in. At Dusseldorf airport passengers can check in at the airport online from 30 days to 2 hours in advance of your flight time. The boarding passes can be printed out and taken to the airport when departing. This service is free of cost and can be accessed through mobiles and other devices. For others who do not want to facilitate themselves with this facility can check in through one of the 139 check-in counters at the airport of their respective flights. The check-in counters are then connected to the piers that lead to the terminal gates. For any help and assistance the trained staff at the Dusseldorf airport is always ready to support.


Once the travelers have checked in online they can directly proceed to any of the bag drop desks at the airport and drop in the luggage there. These are located at the departure hall. If the travelers are carrying cabin bags only, they may directly approach towards the security check.

Arriving passengers may claim their luggage at the baggage belts at the arriving halls. There are porters to help the passengers load their luggage onto and walk out to the exits.


The passengers should always confirm their seats before leaving for the airport. They can do so by calling at the helpline numbers of the airport or by confirming online. The desired airline helpline can also update about the flight schedules.


The airline tickets can be booked at the airport from the airline help desks or from the internet from the airline websites. The tickets can also be purchased from the ticket offices.


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 Airport Contact Details

Dusseldorf International Airport

Postfach 30 03 63,
Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH,
D-40403 Düsseldorf,



 Location Details

Longitude:6° 45' 10'' E
Latitude:51° 16' 51'' N
ICAO code:

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