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Dusseldorf Airport Information

Dusseldorf International Airport, known by the airport code DUS, provides air service to the Dusseldorf area. The airport is actually located in Dusseldorf about 4 miles from the downtown area. This makes ground transportation from the airport to the city convenient.

Air operations at Dusseldorf started with Zeppelins before 1910. Fixed wing air operations began about 20 years later with the construction of a civilian airport. During World War II, the airport was strictly used by the German military with civilian operations resuming in the post war years. The first International flights, between Dusseldorf and London, began operations in 1948. The airport has continued to grow and expand in the ensuing years.

Passenger on commercial air carriers utilize one of the three terminals. Terminal A features operations of Lufthansa Airlines along with other international carriers. Terminal B commonly provides service to domestic travelers within Germany. Terminal C caters to airlines offering regional flights outside Germany. Charter and executive jet travelers have their own terminal at Dusseldorf International Airport known as the Executive Terminal. The facilities handle about 19 million passengers each year ranking it third busiest among German commercial airports.

Dusseldorf International Airport utilizes two parallel runways. The longer runway at 3,000 meters or 9,800 feet can accommodate a Boeing 747. The other runway is 2,700 meters or 8,900 feet long. The runways accommodate about 220,000 takeoffs or landings each year.

Along with passenger, the airport handles about 90,000 tons of airfreight each year. Two airfreight carriers, Emirates SkyCardo and Swiss WorldCargo, operate facilities at the airport. Facilities included bonded and secure storage along with specialized storage for hazardous materials and a mortuary.

The SkyTrain provides transportation from terminal to terminal or to parking and other facilities within the airport. This internal railway provides cabin type cars for convenience and security. The SkyTrain also connects to the railway station at the edge of the airport. From this station rail transportation to much of the Dusseldorf area and Germany is available. Depending on the carrier, SkyTrain fare may be included in the airfare. Additional ground transportation options include shuttle bus services from the airport to various city locations. Taxi and car travelers have easy access to the German Autobahn through Bundesautobahn 44 which links into the German Federal Autobahn system.

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