Dusseldorf International Airport served over 20 million passengers in 2011 making it the third largest airport in Germany.
Both Air Berlin and Lufthansa have main hubs set up accounting for a large amount of the airport’s daily traffic. In all, over 70 airlines operate here, servicing over 186 destinations.
Upon arriving at Dusseldorf, visitors will notice that the airport is very clean and easy to navigate. Both English and German are spoken commonly and, for foreign tourists, the information desks can be very helpful, giving visitors pertinent information on how to get where they need to go.
The busiest routes for the airport include flights to Berlin-Tiegel, Munich and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. With its own AirTrain system and an S-Bahn station, this is an airport that is very well connected to the city’s public transportation network. The airport is situated just seven kilometres from the city and this is something that makes getting right into town after landing a very easy proposition.
For visitors who are unfamiliar with the region, Germany boasts one of the best public transport networks you will find anywhere. You can get virtually anywhere you would like to go using the S Bahn rail system and, for those who do not speak German, many locals here do speak English as well.
At the airport itself, visitors are able to dine at a variety of different restaurants, enjoy high-end shopping and have all the modern conveniences expected at an international airport in a major city.
One method that many travellers coming from North America utilise is flying into Dusseldorf, as it is a major hub for Air Berlin and Lufthansa, enabling them to get cheaper flights to here than many other European destinations. Budget-minded travellers then can choose to fly on the discount airlines that offer flights in the region or choose to take the EuroRail route, which enables visitors to travel all around Europe for one flat fee for a certain period of time, which depends upon the pass purchased.
If Dusseldorf is your primary destination, or even a place where you will be spending a few days, many travellers will be delighted by the cleanliness, efficiency and diversity that exists here.
Located not far from the border with the Netherlands, this city is ranked sixth worldwide in quality of life, so this is surely a place where people know how to take time to ‘smell the roses’. In the old town area, not far from the airport, one can enjoy great dining and entertainment options and sample some the beer culture, which is a huge part of the nightlife in Germany. In fact, some of the best German beers come from this region and you can find some amazing bars and pubs in Altstadt (old town) to kill a few hours in between flights.
Dusseldorf International Airport is a very well designed one and is highly rated in terms of customer satisfaction. The ease of getting from the airport to the city is a nice bonus, and security queues, boarding areas and ticket counter areas are all easy to get through quickly. Keep in mind that delays can occur here during winter storms. This is an area that can get very cold and snow can fall quickly in the winter months, so checking the weather ahead of time is always a good idea.
The airport’s facilities are good and many great shops and boutiques are to be found within the airport. Check out these stores between flights and you may just find some unexpected treasures.
Overall this is one of the better airports of the world and, unless you are delayed by weather, it is more than likely that you will have a seamless experience when flying into or out of Dusseldorf. With a high level of service and various efficient means of getting to and from the airport, things run very smoothly and international travellers are usually very happy with the fluidness of operation of this airport.
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