Düsseldorf Airport is the 3rd among the largest airports of Germany and 20th among the busiest airports of Europe. It is considered to be the major airport for Rhine-Ruhr Region of Germany. Some of the most important hubs for commerce and business are covered by Dusseldorf airport which is located around 9 km from the Dusseldorf City.
75 airlines cover routes to about 179 destinations around the world. Moreover, approximately 16 million passengers pass annually for domestic and international destinations. Around 750 landings and take offs are made on average on daily basis. These figures clearly make Dusseldorf the North Rhine-Westphalia region’s busiest and most visited destination.
There are two runways. One runway is 3,000 meters in length while the second is 2,700 meters long. To ensure the landing and take-off for larger aircrafts, it is expected that the runway of 3,000 meters length will be further extended by additional 600 meters.
There are also three terminals A, B and C. 16 gates are at terminal A alone. The Lufthansa and members of its Star Alliance are based at Terminal A. However this terminal is used by Lufthansa’s most airline partners. For the convenience of passengers and to provide them the opportunity to relax, there are two lounges the Lufthansa Business Lounge and the Lufthansa Senator Lounge are located at terminal A.
1973 was the year when Terminal B was opened. For passenger boarding it has 11 gates. At this terminal, airlines like Skyteam, Finnair, Air Berlin, KLM, Air France, Iberia and British Airways handle the flight to Europe. However, domestic flights are also handled at this terminal.
With its Inauguration in 1986, the latest addition to Dusseldorf Airport is the terminal C. Terminal C offers 8 gates for passengers. The flights of non member Star Alliance airline carriers are operated from this terminal. The international airlines like Emirates and Airberlin have their passenger lounges at this terminal. The terminal C is also considered as an executive terminal because at this terminal the provisions like relative privacy and comfort are ensured for business travelers and VIPs.
Dusseldorf Airport has all the facilities to cater the needs of passengers with disabilities. These facilities include toilets, ramps and free parking for those with registered disability ID card. Furthermore, the arrival and departure halls are specially designed to be barrier free for disabled passengers.
There are two banks along with several ATMs are all present. Besides ATM and Banks, there are a lot of restaurants, snack bars and cafés. A variety of items like mobile phones, toiletries, perfumes, newspapers and books is available at several shops all located within Dusseldorf Airport.
Business services are offered to passengers at VIP and business lounges. The conference facilities for last minutes meetings or conferences are also offered. Space for up to 250 people is offered by the Steigenberger Conference Point. However, around 230 participants can be accommodated at the Arabella Sheraton Hotel. Those passengers in need of space for reflection and quiet contemplation can use the non-denominational prayer halls located at the Dusseldorf Airport. Passenger with onward traveling requirement can choose several affordable and reliable transport options. Service like car hire companies, taxis, buses and train are offered at Dusseldorf airport.