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Düsseldorf Airport

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Continent: Europe Country: Germany
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Düsseldorf Airport
Location Düsseldorf, Germany
Airport type Commercial
Overview map Google Maps
Tower 118.3
Ground 121.9
Clearance 121.775
Approach 119.4
ATIS 123.775

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. Therefor 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 ovbservation terrace to the other. The ticket for the observation deck is also your ticket for the Sky Train.

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Entry price

adults: EUR 2,20
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


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


Regular Traffic

As it is a German airport of course you'll find a lot of Lufthansa (B737, A320, CRJ, ATR). Also international airlines like Finnair (A319, ERJ), British Airways (A319, A320, B757, B767), Air France (B737, A318, A319, A320, ERJ, CRJ), Iberia (A320), Aeroflot (TU154, A319, A320), Emirates (A330), Alitalia (ERJ), LOT (ERJ), CSA, Austrian, Scandinavian and much more, check the flightplans at the official website. There are also a lot of charter airlines: LTU(A320, A321, A330) it's their base, Hapag Lloyd (B737), Air Berlin (B737, A319, A320), Condor (A320, B757, B767) and also low-cost-carrier like Germanwings (A319, A320)

From the upcoming summer-season Delta Airlines (B767) will take up daily flights to ATL, and Norwegian (B737) and FlyMe (B737) are new candidates to serve Scandinavia.

Facilities and Transportation