Dusseldorf International Airport DUS
is a major German Airport, serving the heavily industrialized area of the 'Ruhrgebiet' - the Ruhr area of northwest Germany. Its catchment area covering a 50-km range includes 9.2 million people, and twice as much within a 100-km range. In 2013 Skytrax awarded DUS 'Best Regional Airport Europe'. In the 20-30 million passenger category, DUS ranks as number 5 among the world's best airports.
DUS Airport is located near the town of Ratingen, 9 km from the city center of Dusseldorf, the capital of the State of Westfalia, and is situated directly on the A44 motorway with its own exit, also accessible by Danziger Strasse and motorway A52 which connects to A44. Alternatively, the S-Bahn (subway) line 11 stop is under the passenger terminal, and Skytrain connects the passenger terminal to the Dusseldorf Airport Railway Station (with ICCE, IC, EC & regional train connections).
With an estimated 21 million passengers per year, Dusseldorf Airport is hub to Air Berlin, Eurowings & Lufthansa, and is served by numerous domestic and international airlines offering direct flights throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., with connections around the world, and by seasonal charters and low-cost Airlines serving popular vacation destinations.
On-Airport Hotels: Both the Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel and the Maritim Hotel Dusseldorf are close to the passenger terminal.
The passenger terminal at Dusseldorf International Airport has three Concourses (piers) A, B, & C.
Present and future Airport developments:
Concessionaire SSP received a $130M, 7-yr concessions contract for a new state-of-the-art conference center. It also is to operate 8 food & drink outlets - including German and British celebrity-chef food concepts - and other market brands like Jamie Oliver.
Furthermore in Spring 2016 the Airport presented its documents covering the intended terminal expansion to the authorities and also currently presents its plans to its residents.