Düsseldorf International Airport’s (DUS) Summer Schedule Brings More Direct Germany Connections for American Travelers

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North American travelers will have more direct options for Germany and 180 worldwide destinations via DUS. American Airlines (AA) begins non-stop service from ORD; Air Berlin increases the number of flights from JFK, LAX, and MIA; and the Oneworld codeshare partnership of both airlines plus existing Lufthansa NA connections create many new options for connecting flights via DUS - 60 airlines to 180 destinations worldwide.

DUS offers many new and attractive routes, especially for North American leisure and business travelers.

Even more long-haul flights and connections to destinations across the world – that’s the great news about the new summer schedule for DUS, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM . Effective March 31, 2013, 60 airlines will fly to 180 destinations in 50 countries, including many new and attractive routes, especially for North American leisure and business travelers.

The new flight options between North America and DUS in detail:

AA will offer daily non-stop connections between ORD and DUS, starting on April 12, using Boeing 767-300 ER with two classes, 30 seats in business and 195 in economy class. AA is a Oneworld partner along with Air Berlin – Germany’s second largest airline with DUS as one of its hubs – which creates many new options for connecting in both Chicago and DUS for travelers flying to and from either airport. Connecting is easy at DUS: With only one terminal building, DUS offers a minimum connecting time of 35 minutes.

The new AA connection is the second non-stop flight between ORD and DUS. Lufthansa has been flying the Chicago route successfully for many years.

In addition, Air Berlin will increase the number of weekly flights on other US routes: New York (JFK) to DUS will be offered 10 times a week, up from 7. Los Angeles (LAX) to DUS will go up to 4 times a week from 3; and Miami (MIA) to DUS will become a daily flight, up from 5 times a week.

Both Air Berlin and Lufthansa use DUS as a hub (no other European airport is a hub for 2 major airlines). This gives travelers many excellent options for quick and convenient worldwide connections via the airlines’ extensive networks, including several new destinations:

  •     Air Berlin will start flying to Cagliari (3 times a week), Rimini (once a week), and Rostock (once a week).
  •     Lufthansa features 5 new flights in its network: Glasgow (6 times a week), Cardiff (once a week), Mallorca (21 times a week), Menorca (2 times a week), and Jerez de la Frontera (3 times a week).

Several new airlines will start flying from DUS, including Spain’s “Vueling” (DUS – Barcelona) and Iceland’s “Wow Air” for flights to Keflavik/Reykjavik.

Air China increases the number of Beijing connections to 4 a week, up by 1, adding another major long-haul flight.

In League with New York, London, Paris and More

Adding to Düsseldorf’s appeal, several US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver) offer non-stop flights. Passengers who continue their journeys can choose from numerous convenient connections to Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and many other German and European cities. Throughout the year, 70 airlines serve 190 destinations worldwide – among them 125 European destinations. Another major advantage of the airport is its layout. With all gates in one terminal building, Düsseldorf International is the “airport of short distances” – guaranteeing minimum connection times of 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 International Airport, visit http://www.fly2dus.com


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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