Dusseldorf International airport last year experienced a record breaking 18.1 million passengers through its modern and clean terminals, which offers truly integrated onward travel.
Most slick of all is the infrastructure link with the airport's own rail terminal: Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen. A significant railway station served by a myriad of German train services, including the sleek and super-fast ICE train.
A boon for plane spotters and aviation enthusiasts is the news that Dusseldorf airport has two observation decks overlooking the runways. Both are far from each other, which offers a different perspective for viewing the aircraft movements, takeoffs and landings. One viewing deck is situated on top of the railway station adjoined to the airport, towards the perimeter threshold. The second is situated on the third floor of the more centrally located Terminal B.
The airport operator (Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH) also offers airport tours for a fee, and keenly markets the observation decks as a day excursion for family members old and young. It is perhaps a little unnecessary that there exists a small entry fee to the decks. (Which is essentially just standing on a roof!)
Dusseldorf's main interior space is large and airy, with a high ceiling and a fresh, clean atmosphere. The facilities are more than adequate, and well-groomed staff scurry around quietly keeping the place in order.
Serving the various car parks and the three terminals at Dusseldorf International Airport (code: DUS/EDDL) is their SkyTrain - an efficient automated railway suspended in the air, travelling up to speeds of 50 km/h completing all the stops along the 2.5 km route in only five minutes.
Concrete runways comprise the landing surface at Dusseldorf, of the two parallel runways, 05R/23L is the longest at three kilometres.
Airlines flying from Dusseldorf International:
AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
Air Via Bulgarian Airways
Bulgarian Air Charter
Danish Air Transport
Delta Air Lines
Free Bird Airlines
Ghana International Airlines
XL Airways Germany