DUS is reaping the rewards of smart strategic decisions as it breaks its own records for passenger numbers five years in a row, and 2014 is no exception: 21.84 million travelers arrived or departed from DUS, up from 21.23 in 2013. The airport’s profits rose from 34.5 to 42.9 million euro while revenue decreased from 429.2 million to 425.6 million euro.
Remarkably, the increase in passenger numbers is not necessarily a result of more flights — the number of flight movements remained nearly constant at 210,732 – but of a stronger network of flights and connections as DUS improved its extensive offer of domestic and European flights. Moreover, new long-haul flights – including Air China to Beijing, Etihad to Abu Dhabi, American Airlines to Chicago, and All Nippon Airways to Tokyo – bring more options and passengers.
Long-haul flights at DUS continue to include non-stop service to seven US airports: Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Miami and two airports in New York – JFK and Newark. The largest airlines at DUS are Air Berlin (serving US airports: JFK, LAX, MIA, RSW) and Lufthansa (serving EWR and ORD). American Airlines offers daily flights to Chicago (ORD) and Delta Airlines daily flights to Atlanta (ATL).
Says the chairman of the airport’s management board Dr. Ludger Dohm: “We are very pleased with how things are going and we see a trend towards even more growth. These are signals that our strategy is working – to connect the people and businesses in our region with the leading markets and metropolises all over the world.”
Last but not least, DUS is an attractive airport for the convenience it offers in travel and retail. With all gates in one terminal building, the airport is known for its short distances and connecting times of as little as 35 minutes. The airport is home to more than 100 shops, bars, and restaurants, open 365 days a week.
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In League with New York, London, Paris and More
Düsseldorf Airport is connected nonstop with the many airlines serving seven airports in the United States: Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Miami and two airports in New York – JFK and Newark. Passengers who are continuing their journey beyond Düsseldorf Airport find a modern and convenient airport providing easy transfer to destinations in Germany – such as Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Nuremberg or Frankfurt – as well as all major European destinations – from Stockholm in the North to Rome in the South, from Lisbon in the West to Moscow in the East. Throughout the year, more than 60 airlines offer more than 190 destinations in almost 50 countries. Düsseldorf Airport’s attractive layout offers short passageways and a compact architecture. Just one terminal building connecting to three gates guarantees a smooth and easy path to and from the aircraft, with a connecting time of as little as 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 Airport, visit http://www.dus.com.