The 200 Million Euro investment into expanding our hub facilities we began two years ago has more than paid off
Düsseldorf, Germany (Vocus) March 25, 2010
The hub function of Düsseldorf International Airport, Germany’s third largest, has increased greatly due to several major recent developments and subsequent growth of 22.6 percent (883,000 passengers) in transfer traffic.
DUS is a hub for both Lufthansa and Air Berlin, Germany’s largest airlines, and both are adding more flights this summer. New from Air Berlin are two weekly flights from San Francisco, two weekly flights to Tel Aviv, and new routes to Balboa, Bare, and the Greek city of Volos. Lufthansa is adding new flights to Athens, Danzig, Dubrovnik, and Naples, and has increased the number of flights to Nice, France, from two to seven per week.
New at DUS is low cost carrier easyJet, which has served Basel since the winter and added routes to Rome and London in February. Emirates Airlines, a long time airline at DUS, started operating a Boeing 777 in January, a plane that offers 50 percent more seats, for one of its two daily flights to the hub Dubai.
The airport has also invested heavily in its hub infrastructure recently. The overhauls of gates A and B were finished last year, and work on gate C will be completed this summer. The airport’s three gates are in one terminal building, and the short distances between them make it possible to keep connecting time to 35 minutes, one of the shortest at any major airport. This includes connections with all of the non-stop flights from ten US and Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver) making DUS one of the most convenient and hassle-free airports for Germany and Europe itineraries from North America.
“The 200 Million Euro investment into expanding our hub facilities we began two years ago has more than paid off,” says Christoph Blume, CEO of Düsseldorf International Airport. “More than ever, both passengers and airlines enjoy the fast and short connections and the reliable convenience of our airport. With 18 million people living in a 60 mile radius and at the center of Germany’s most powerful state in economic terms, the improved infrastructure confirms the airport’s status as gateway for Germany and beyond.”
In order to accommodate the increase in passenger traffic, a new parking garage was opened last summer, providing an additional 3,000 parking spaces along with a new rental car center. Altogether, DUS provides 20,000 parking spaces for passengers and visitors.
Düsseldorf International Airport, Germany’s third largest, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.fly2dus.com.
Düsseldorf, only a short distance from many major destinations, makes possible easy travel to the Rhine-Ruhr area, Cologne, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as many opportunities for short and long-term stays. For more information on Düsseldorf, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
Düsseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as 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 .