Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling


Airport Düsseldorf International is one of Germany’s most important airports due to its large catchment area and increasing significance as an international hub for the two biggest German airlines, Lufthansa and Air Berlin. 18 million people live within a 100-km radius. Approximately 60 airlines servicing 180 destinations in 50 countries regularly fly to Düsseldorf International. There is also a large number of airlines which only operate on a seasonal or ad-hoc basis. There was a total of some 215,000 aircraft movements at DUS in 2010.

The airport is located 5 kilometers north of central Düsseldorf, spanning a apron area of 722,329 sq. m., with 3 modern terminals. It is connected to the public rail network by two train stations with 370 daily departures. The SkyTrain connects the main building to the intercity train station along 2.7 km of rail tracks.

Airport grounds

  • 6,130,000 m²

Runway system

  • Runway South: 05R/23L, 3,000 m
  • Runway North: 05L/23R, 2,700 m
  • Apron area: 722,329 m²

Aircraft parking positions

  • Positions on movement areas: 74
  • Positions at buildings: 27


  • 7 hangars

Cargo Center

  • Air cargo center: 23,600 m²
  • Storage areas: 16,000 m²
  • Office space: 12,000m²

Airport train station

  • Daily connections: 320
  • Platforms: 3


  • Trains: 5 trains, each with two interconnected cabins
  • System: Automated operation
  • Track length: approx. 2.7 kilometers
  • Stations: Intercity train station, car park 4,5,6; Terminal A/B, Terminal C
  • Transport capacity: 2,000 passengers per hour

Road connections

  • Highway: A44
  • Exit: Düsseldorf Flughafen (Düsseldorf International Airport)