Düsseldorf International (DUS/EDDL)

Printable Version
Hide routes

Dominating Germany's industrial superpower centre makes Düsseldorf's desire for routes to markets in India and China perfectly understandable. Besides huge trading links which justify a Tokyo service, Düsseldorf also has a surprisingly large Japanese community of some 7,000, and even hosts annual Rhine Westphalia 'Japan Day'.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

This airport serves the German economic powerhouse – some 37% of trips are for business purposes.

  • This airport serves the German economic powerhouse – some 35.8% of trips are for business purposes.
  • DUS is located in one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.
  • Thanks to its location in the economic powerhouse of Germany, DUS has a far above-average high demand for business-trips.
  • Thanks to dense network of future oneworld member airberlin, and the Lufthansa Group of Star Alliance, DUS offers perfect connectivity.

Marketing and other support

  • DUS has a transparent support programme (part of the airport’s tariff regulation) which grants financial support for above-average use of capacity (this is not temporary but ongoing support!)
  • Attractive and transparent intercontinental-support programme (again this is part of DUS’ tariff regulations; not temporary but ongoing support!)
  • Attractive advertising packages including advertising on airport premises, online advertising, and promotions on airport website, in local and industry media, as well as at trade fairs.
  • Comprehensive PR support package, comprising press releases, inaugural flight events, press trips, as well as editorials and advertising in airport print publications.
  • Close co-operation with local tourist board, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Offices of Economic Development and similar institutions

Düsseldorf serves the heart of the German industry – 150 million people live within 500 km, representing almost half the purchasing power of the EU. There were close to 200,000 visitors to Photokina in 2011 – just one of hundreds of international events hosted in the city which bring an extra 6 million visitors.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area: 6.4 million
  • 60 min catchment area: 13.8 million
  • 120 min catchment area: 19.3 million
  • 100km/62mls radius: 18.0 million
  • Almost 150 million people live within about a 500 km/310 mls radius of the state capital, Düsseldorf. This represents 1/3 of all consumers and 45% of the purchasing power in the EU.
  • Thanks to its central location and excellent transport links, Düsseldorf area is the ideal gateway to European markets.
  • 16 of the 50 top-selling German companies (not including banks and insurance companies) are based in greater Düsseldorf area: Bayer, Bertelsmann, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Metro, Rewe, RWE and ThyssenKrupp for example.
  • With Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, and Essen, greater Düsseldorf area is the world’s number one trade fair location. More than 60 internationally leading trade fairs such as anuga, boot, drupa, MEDICA or photokina attract some 6 million visitors every year. As one of the world’s largest trade fair locations the state is ahead of Hannover, Frankfurt, Milan, Guangzhou, Chicago, Valencia and Paris.

2011: Düsseldorf saw the arrival of Air China from Beijing. Meanwhile, Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, signed a €100 million deal for Sany Heavy Industry's machinery manufacturing base in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, China's largest-ever industry investment project in Europe. With over 700 Chinese companies in the Düsseldorf area the airport is understandable keen to see routes developed with Shanghai and Hong Kong..

Freight opportunities

  • Cargo Terminal:
    • 24/7 cargo handling services
    • Floor space – 12.650 m²
    • Annual capacity – 130,000 tonnes
    • Customs
  • Growth Rates:
    • 2005-2014: 3.6% p.a.on average
  • Catchment Area:
    • High density of distribution centers in a distance up to 150 km/93 miles: Xerox, Sony, Dell, Haier, Esprit, C&A, Medion, Morrison, for example.
    • Typical commodities: textiles, pharmaceutical, electronics, perishables etc.
  • Exports:
    • Approx. 20 % of all German exports originate from the Düsseldorf catchment area.
    • More than 5,000 international companies are based around Düsseldorf (> 700 Chinese companies, 450 Japanese, 450 US, 100 Indian, 70 Korean companies, etc.)
    • The Rhein/Ruhr area is characterised by high density of manufacturing companies.
    • Big forwarding community based at the airport (more than 100 forwarding agents are present).
    • Typical commodities: automotive, pharmaceuticals, machinery, spare parts etc.
  • Additional Services:
    • Scheduled, daily truck-services to/from other German/European airports.

For more information, please contact Thomas Schürmann, email: t.schuermann@dus-int.de

Superb transport links connect with a state-of-the-art, all under one roof-concept: one terminal with three spacious piers, one dedicated to Star Alliance. With almost 7% growth in 2010 the airport will soon pass the 20 million passenger threshold.


  • Düsseldorf, located on the river Rhine, is the capital city of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia.
  • Distance to Düsseldorf downtown 8km/5 miles
  • DUS has two train stations at the airport guaranteeing convenient connectivity to the dense railway system within Germany and the Netherlands.
  • DUS provides its own dedicated highway access
  • Thanks to its attractive location, DUS also generates significant passengers from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways:
    • Runway south: 3,000m (05R/23L) main runway
    • Runway north: 2,700m (05L/23R) parallel runway
  • Slot Coordinated; but not congested
  • Operating hours 06.00-22.00 (last departure)/ 06.00-23.00 (last arrival)
  • Terminals: state-of-the-art, all under one roof-concept: one terminal with three spacious piers, one dedicated to Star Alliance.
  • Min. connect time: 35 minutes
  • Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details: Transit Without Visa (TWOV) facilities
  • Important infrastructure developments
  • Enhancement of baggage handling system finalized in Apr 2015
  • Extended information at www.airlinerlounge.com

Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details: Transit Without Visa (TWOV) facilities

Important infrastructure developments

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers:
    • 21.8 million pax in 2014 (+2.9%),
    • 76% outbound traffic,
    • 35.8% for business purposes
  • Some 65 Airlines
  • Largest carrier: airberlin, 7.1m pax in 2014 (+6.6%)
  • Second largest carrier: Lufthansa, 5.7m pax in 2014 (-4%)
  • Carriers serving longhaul-destinations ex DUS: AB, LH, DL, EK, EY, CA, NH, W5, IA, R2, ST
  • More than 190 destinations in over 50 countries with more than110 weekly long-haul flights
  • Other relevant financial reports: please find our interactive fee – and promotion programme calculators at www.airlinerlounge.com