Düsseldorf International (DUS/EDDL)


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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'.

Major Reasons to fly DUS

This airport serves the German economic powerhouse – almost 30% of trips are for business purposes.

  • Düsseldorf, located on the river Rhine, is the capital city of the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW)
  • NRW is the most densely populated German country (around 18.2 m) and the one with the highest GDP (668.3 b €)
  • DUS catchment contains inhabitants of 3 countries: 18.2 m people live within a 100 km radius around the airport, out of which 3 m reside in the Netherlands and 0.5 m in Belgium
  • This airport serves the German economic powerhouse – almost 30 % of trips are for business purposes
  • Thanks to the dense network especially of Eurowings and Lufthansa Group, DUS offers great connectivity around Europe
  • Distance to Düsseldorf downtown: only 8km or 10 min. with public transport
  • 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 more than 6 million visitors every year. As one of the world’s largest trade fair locations the state is ahead of Hanover, Frankfurt, Milan, Guangzhou, Chicago, Valencia and Paris.

Marketing and other support

  • DUS has a transparent support program which grants financial support for either above-average use of capacity or improving an airline’s use of capacity (this is not only temporary but ongoing support!)
  • Attractive, transparent and ongoing intercontinental-support program for O&D and Hub-Traffic
  • Bespoke 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.
  • DUS offers support to increase Incoming traffic for selected routes in the form of Fam- and presstrips as well as other activities that are realized in cooperation with airline partners
  • Close co-operation with local tourist board, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Offices of Economic Development and similar institutions
  • Well connected by ground transport around entire catchment: DUS provides its own dedicated highway access and two train stations at the airport guarantee convenient connectivity to the dense railway system within Germany and the Netherlands

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.
  • 20 of the top-selling 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 Facilities:
    • 24/7 cargo handling services
    • Floor space – 12.650 m²
    • Annual capacity – over 120,000 tonnes (Exports of over 65.000 to, import of over 55.000 to)
    • 25 ramps (trucks and vans)
    • Security: X-ray, ETD, EDD and 24/7 video surveillance
    • Customs facilities available
    • Dedicated storage areas available for perishables, valuables, dangerous good, radioactive shipments, Pharmaceuticals & human remains
  • Growth Rates:
    • 2009-2017: 4.6 % p.a. on average
    • 55 % of cargo transported on passenger aircraft (belly) and 45 % on freighter aircraft
  • Catchment Area:
    • The Rhine/Ruhr area is characterised by high density of manufacturing companies and originates 15% of all German exports
    • More than 5,000 international companies are based around Düsseldorf (e.g. >700 Chinese companies, 450 Japanese, 450 US, 100 Indian, 70 Korean companies)
    • High density of distribution centers in a distance up to 150 km/93 miles: e.g. Xerox, Sony, Dell, Haier, Esprit, C&A, Medion, Morrison
    • Typically shipped commodities are automotive spare parts, textiles, pharmaceutical, electronics and perishables

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.

Geography

  • 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
  • Operating hours 06.00-22.00 lt. (last departure)/ 06.00-23.00 lt. (last arrival)
  • Modern all under one roof-concept: one terminal with three spacious piers
  • Min. connect time: 35 minutes

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

Important infrastructure developments

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers:
    • 24.3 million passengers in 2018
    • 81.7 % outbound traffic
    • 28.9 % for business purposes
  • Home to more than 60 Airlines
  • Largest carrier: Eurowings, 8.25 m passengers in 2018 (+ 33.3 %)
  • Second largest carrier: Lufthansa, 1.7 m pax in 2018 (+ 8.6 %)
  • Carriers serving intercontinental destinations ex DUS: CA, DL, EK, EW, EY, IA, NH, SQ, XR
  • More than 180 destinations in over 50 countries with more than 80 weekly long-haul flights