Summer flight schedule from Düsseldorf International: 92 long-haul connections a week
“In cooperation with the airlines, we have enhanced our route profile for the new schedule,” says Christoph Blume, spokesperson for airport management. “Düsseldorf is the most important airport in Germany’s largest commercial region. We view expansion of intercontinental air traffic as one of our essential tasks to provide the economy with the required mobility,” Blume emphasizes. This summer, passengers can choose from 92 long-haul flights a week, among them 56 flights a week to North America. Both Lufthansa and the Air Berlin Group use the largest airport in Nordrhein-Westfalen as a hub in their network. Blume, “The airlines see their future in Düsseldorf and are doing an impressive job of building up their presence here. This is a clear confirmation of the airport and the strength of the location.”
New this summer
Beginning May 1, Air Berlin will fly five times a week to Beijing and Shanghai – two new destinations from Düsseldorf. The flights to Beijing will depart Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:45 pm. Air Berlin’s red-and-white jets will leave for Shanghai on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 5:20 pm. In addition, the airline will continue offering many flights added to the winter flight schedule, for example to Hamburg, Stuttgart, Zürich and Vienna. This will thus optimize the hub function for the airline’s long-haul flights. In addition, the connections to Los Angeles that were cut for the winter season will begin again. The airline will fly to the largest city in California up to five times a week.
Lufthansa is continuing its expansion and increasing its flights from Düsseldorf and will station three additional long-haul Airbus 340-300 aircraft at Nordrhein-Westfalen’s largest airport beginning May 1. Toronto, the Canadian hub, will be added to the flight schedule with six connections a week, departure at 12:25 pm. Lufthansa will also be using these large-body jets on its successfully established routes with daily flights to New York (departure 10:00 am, Saturday 12:00 noon) and six flights a week to Chicago (departure 11:40 am).
Another new destination on the Düsseldorf flight schedule is Wroclaw, which Lufthansa will be flying to daily beginning March 30. Wroclaw on the Oder is the fourth largest city in Poland and the economic, scientific and cultural center of the Lower Silesia region. Lufthansa is also adding the holiday destinations Usedom, Ibiza, Corsica, Sardinia, Newquay and Jersey. Flights to the Corsican airport Bastia, an entirely new destination from Düsseldorf, and to Olbia airport on Sardinia will also be added on Saturday starting in April. Additionally, Lufthansa will fly to Ibiza every Saturday beginning in April. Flights to Heringsdorf on Usedom, another new destination from Düsseldorf, will be offered twice weekly beginning the end of April. The British destinations – the Channel Island of Jersey and Newquay on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall – are new destinations as well and beginning with the summer vacation in Nordrhein-Westfalen in June, there will be Saturday flights there too.
The Fly Nordic airline is new to Düsseldorf and will offer six connections to the Swedish capital Stockholm beginning in June. The flights on a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 will depart Düsseldorf at 8:50 pm and Stockholm at 6:20 pm. The flight takes about two hours.
A new airline and a new destination: The Armenian airline Armavia will connect Düsseldorf Mondays and Thursdays with Yerevan, capital of Armenia and cultural and commercial center of the country in the Caucasus. The flight leaves Düsseldorf at 3:00 pm and lasts three hours and twenty minutes.
Blue Wings Airlines is planning to continue its scheduled flights begun in the winter flight schedule during the summer. The airline flies to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport nine times a week and to St. Petersburg five times a week.
Croatia Airlines is also adding a new destination to Düsseldorf’s flight schedule. Starting May 19, the airline will fly to the Croatian capital Zagreb three times a week.
Updated information and the flight schedule and service guide are available on the Internet at www.duesseldorf-international.de and at the airport hotline at Tel. 0211-42 10.
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