If Düsseldorf Airport will handle 16 million passengers in 2022, this number is expected to increase to 20 million passengers this year. And that growth is partly due to more Dutch people using the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Before COVID-19 years ago, the share of the Dutch population was less than 5 percent, last year it rose to 7 percent and the figure is expected to be 8 to 10 percent by the end of this year. “Especially during the holidays, one only has to look at the many yellow Dutch number plates in our parking lots to see that Düssseldorf Airport is becoming increasingly popular with the Dutch,” says CEO of Fluughafen Düsseldorf GmbH Lars Redeligx. Reasons for this include better rail connectivity, better highways, cheaper parking facilities, wider range of flights and destinations, especially traditional holiday destinations and this year he offers even more services and amenities to travelers.
Summer schedule with 163 seats
This summer leisure and business travelers can choose from 61 airlines flying to 163 destinations in 46 countries. The most popular holiday destinations this summer are Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Egypt. The most popular destinations are Antalya and Palma de Mallorca, each with more than 115 departures per week. Düsseldorf Airport welcomes several new airlines this year, including Spanish Volodya with a direct connection to Bordeaux, FlyOne Armenia with flights to Yerevan, Nouvelair with flights to Monastir and Tunis, and PLAY Airlines with a direct flight to and from Reykjavik. North America.
Long distance routes are also developing favorably. In May, Delta Air Lines returned, connecting Dusseldorf with the world’s largest hub, Atlanta. Royal Jordanian will launch a Düsseldorf-Amman route in September and Etihad Airways will connect the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia with Abu Dhabi from October. Emirates flies to Dubai twice a day and Qatar Airways offers a daily flight to Doha in the summer schedule, increasing flight frequency in the coming winter.
Excellent transport links
Whether by rail or highway – Düsseldorf Airport is one of the best connected airports in Europe and can be reached quickly and easily within a radius of 150 kilometers. The train station “Düsseldorf Flughafen” is located on the busiest railway line in Germany and the SkyTrain hover train takes passengers to the terminal in no time. Additionally, the airport is located at the intersection of major traffic arteries, including the A3, A52 and A44 highways. In addition to the service and atmosphere, many travelers appreciate the excellent accessibility and short distances at the airport itself, and the airport was voted Europe’s best regional airport for the second year in a row at the prestigious Skytrax Awards – a sort of Oscar. on the plane.
A relaxing start to the holiday
Ahead of the travel season, the airport along with its partners has taken several steps to realize significant improvements in security checks and baggage handling processes. The airport strives to provide more comfort and service to passengers. “We want our passengers to fly to their holiday destinations stress-free. To this end, we work closely with airlines, ground handling companies, security service providers and shops and restaurants,” says Lars Rediliks. This collaboration has already proven itself a few weeks ago during the Easter holidays, when passengers were able to pass security checks very quickly despite the very high number of passengers.
Shopping at the airport
Around 80 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars offer travelers something for everyone. The terminals also have regular fun competitions where visitors can win vouchers for shops and restaurants. An overview of all offers and current promotions can be found on the site. You can wait for your flight in peace in one of the airport lounges. From €27.50, passengers can relax in the lounge with drinks, snacks, a wide range of magazines and an exclusive view of the site. Small guests are also looked after.
Exclusive parking discount for Dutch travelers
A total of around 20,000 parking spaces are at the disposal of travelers wishing to park their vehicle at Dusseldorf Airport during their journey. Those who book online in advance at the site are guaranteed a guaranteed parking space at a special rate.
In addition, Düsseldorf Airport always has parking specials with additional discounts. During the month of May, passengers can take advantage of a 12 euro discount – the amount for the 12 provinces of the Netherlands – on all parking reservations. Just enter the code “Koningsdag” in the relevant voucher code field when booking online. Code is redeemable till May 8, 2023.
Travel Tips: Be Prepared and Stress-Free on Vacation
Passengers should follow their airline’s instructions and allow sufficient time for check-in and baggage drop-off. Generally, airlines do not allow check-in until three hours before departure. Passengers are not allowed to arrive early so that there are no unnecessary waiting times. Düsseldorf Airport offers its passengers the opportunity to schedule a security check online.
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