Dusseldorf Airport Announces: Duesseldorf Airport (DUS) Winter Flight Schedule in Effect End of October

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DUS offers up to 140 destinations worldwide from 54 airlines this winter, including new flights to Asia and the Middle East – excellent connections for travelers from North America and for everyone getting to warmer destinations from here.

Terminal © Andreas Wiese, Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)

About 100 weekly connections to intercontinental destinations

For travelers wanting to visit Germany and Europe for the many beautiful winter attractions, and for those who want to escape the cold season for warmer destinations, Düsseldorf Airport’s winter schedule (starting at the end of October) offers plenty of options for convenient travel. 54 airlines offer flights to almost 140 destinations this season, connecting Germany’s third largest airport – and Federal State North-Rhine Westphalia’s (NRW) largest airport – with the world. About 100 weekly connections to intercontinental destinations are offered. Says Dr. Ludger Dohm, chairman of the airport’s management board: “Leisure traveler, manager, or city hopper – everyone benefits from the diverse route network and extensive offers of destinations in Düsseldorf.”

Air Berlin continues its focus on fights from Düsseldorf to the Caribbean. Having increased the number of flights, the airline now operates two weekly flights to Curacao, and offers flights to six Caribbean destinations: Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Varadero, Barbados, Romana and Curacao.

Germanwings is changing its Düsseldorf fleet to larger aircrafts. Canadair CRJ900 aircrafts with about 80 seats are being replaced with Airbus A319s and A320s with about 150 seats.

Emirates Airlines’ noon flights to its hub Dubai on the world’s largest aircraft A380 operate on the winter schedule, as do its evening flights to the same destination on the Boeing 777.

Travelers can reach several new destinations from Düsseldorf starting this winter: Cathay Pacific starts operating four weekly nonstop flights from NRW’s capital to Hong Kong, the Chinese metropolis at the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong is a city of about seven million and is considered one of the world’s most dynamic economic centers. Flybe now flies daily to the British seaport Southampton. Germania flies to Israel metropolis and “White City” Tel Aviv.

Also new: the weekly connection by SunExpress to Salalah, the city in the South of the Sultanate of Oman, with beaches as white as snow and crystal clear water. Turkish Airlines flies to Ankara three times a week on the winter schedule.

As it did this summer, Eurowings serves Marseille, the third-largest city in France, during the cold season. Flybe continues flights from Düsseldorf to Cardiff, Wales. Czech Airlines continues flights to Ostrava in the Northern part of the Czech Republic.

Flybe increases its number of flights by one weekday connection to both Manchester (now 21 weekly flights) and Birmingham (now up to 29 times per week). Turkish Airlines increases flights to Istanbul’s Airport Sabiha Gökcen from seven to ten per week.

In League with New York, London, Paris and More

Düsseldorf Airport is connected nonstop with the many airlines serving seven airports in the United States: Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Miami and two airports in New York – JFK and Newark. Passengers who are continuing their journey beyond Düsseldorf Airport find a modern and convenient airport providing easy transfer to destinations in Germany – such as Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Nuremberg or Frankfurt – as well as all major European destinations – from Stockholm in the North to Rome in the South, from Lisbon in the West to Moscow in the East. Throughout the year, more than 60 airlines offer more than 180 destinations in almost 50 countries. Düsseldorf Airport’s attractive layout offers short passageways and a compact architecture. Just one terminal building connecting to three gates guarantees a smooth and easy path to and from the aircraft, with a connecting time of as little as 35 minutes.

The airport is at the center of the Rhine Ruhr area, a bustling network of 53 connected cities and 18 million residents within 40 miles. It is the EU’s third largest market in volume and spending and equal to major metropolitan regions like New York, London and Paris. 500,000 companies are located in the area, including 5,000 offices of foreign corporations, the majority from the Netherlands, Japan and the USA. Many major international industry players, including Fujifilm Europe, Nokia Siemens, Novell, Ericsson, Deloitte & Touche, McKinsey, and Toshiba, are headquartered in Düsseldorf, which is a first-rate location for high-tech concerns. International presence and fast accessibility – guaranteed by DUS being one of Germany’s major hubs – make the location highly attractive.

Düsseldorf and North Rhine-Westphalia, ranked 17 in GDP among the world’s major industrial centers, are also home to some of the most significant exhibitions and trade shows in the world. Of the 50 annual events at Düsseldorf’s Exhibition Center, 23 lead their industry worldwide, for example, printing technology (“drupa”), plastics and rubber (“K”), medicine (“MEDICA” and “REHACARE INTERNATIONAL”), leisure time (“boot”) or packaging (“interpack”). For more information on Düsseldorf Airport, visit http://www.dus.com.

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Düsseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its services include tourism and city marketing, conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

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