Düsseldorf Airport

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Düsseldorf Airport
Location Düsseldorf, Germany
IATA code DUS
ICAO code EDDL
Airport type Commercial
Website http://www.dus-int.de/dus_en/
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Communications
Tower 118.3
Ground 121.9
Clearance 121.775
Approach 119.4
Departure128.85
ATIS 123.775
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Official Spotting Locations

Observation platforms

Dusseldorf has two large observation platform. PLEASE NOTE: In the case of inclement weather the viewing terraces will remain closed. The airport asks for your understanding

Dusseldorf International has 2 premium box-seats to watch the show of aircraft traffic at Dusseldorf International Airport. You can experience the airport activity live from the terminal, from the railway station or both!

From the observation deck on the roof of the new concourse B you can watch the air traffic on the apron and the aircraft dispatch procedures. You get to the observation platform from the third floor of the terminal.

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The second platform can be found at the long distance train station (not to be mistaken with the local train station in the terminal!). Here you are just as close by to the planes, but there is no clutter at all. Therefore this place is preferable. When planes come in from the east they land on the far away runway, and take-off from the nearby runway. Lining up is very close by as well.

Just one ticket gives you admission to both observation decks. Because the rail station and terminal are quite far apart, the airport recommends using the Sky Train service to get from one observation terrace to the other. The ticket for the observation deck is also your ticket for the Sky Train. Be aware that the rail station deck is sometimes closed for special events. Therefore ask at the terminal deck before making a wasted trip!

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Entry price

adults: EUR 2,20 (If you own a so called "DUS VALUE CARD", you pay EUR 1 only)
disabled, students, elderly: EUR 1,50
kids (up to 16), groups over 20: EUR 1,00
kids (up to 6): free

Opening hours

Summer (30/03/2009 to 25/10/2009): daily 06:00 - 21:00
Winter (26/10/2009 to 29/03/2010): daily 09:00 - 20:00

Other Spotting Locations

Location

Just outside the train station you can see the police hangar. There is a crash gate you can poke your lense through to photograph any planes that may be outside. The local police wing has Bo-105s.

Locations to Avoid

Location

Regular Traffic

As it is a German airport of course you'll find a lot of Lufthansa (B737, A320, CRJ). Also international airlines like Finnair (A319, ERJ), British Airways (A319, A320, B767), Air France (B737, A318, A319, A320, ERJ, CRJ), Iberia (A319, A320), Aeroflot (A319, A320), Emirates (A330; B777), LOT (ERJ), CSA, Austrian (B737, A320, F100), Scandinavian and much more, check the flightplans at the official website http://www.dus-int.de/dus_en/. There are also a lot of charter airlines: LTU (now Air Berlin) (A320, A321, A330) it's their base, TuiFly (B737), Air Berlin (B737, A319, A320, Dash-8), Condor (A320, B757, B767)

Delta Airlines (B767) took up daily flights to ATL, and Norwegian (B737) are new candidates to serve Scandinavia. Also, EasyJet took up some flights in early 2010 using the A319.

Facilities and Transportation