Airports Düsseldorf Airport

Attractive looks, strong performance: Düsseldorf Airport


At the end of 1997, AviAlliance won the bidding for Düsseldorf Airport in the first partial privatization of an airport in Germany. AviAlliance holds 30 percent of the shares, while Aer Rianta holds 20 percent. The City of Düsseldorf has retained a 50 percent interest. In 2019, Düsseldorf Airport recorded 25.5 million passengers; due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the passenger volume in 2021 totaled 7.9 million.

In February 2015, the airport submitted an application for capacity expansion, as the demand for take-off and landing rights has already been well above availability for several years. Düsseldorf Airport needs space for growth if it is to operate in line with demand and keep pace with international developments. Located in one of Europe's strongest economic regions with 18 million inhabitants within a radius of 100 kilometers, the airport plays an outstanding role in meeting the mobility needs of people and companies in the region. The application is now submitted to the Ministry of Transport of Northrhine-Westphalia for a decision. 

In 2022, Düsseldorf Airport was named "Best Regional Airport in Europe" at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. These awards, which represent one of the most prestigious distinctions in the aviation sector, are presented annually on the basis of an independent passenger survey in which passengers are asked, among other things, about how satisfied they are with airport services, check-in, the quality of passenger services and security standards.


Shareholder

Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Düsseldorf Airport - shareholder

Key project data

  • Contract for the reconstruction and operation of Düsseldorf Airport
  • Form of privatization: Partial privatization, public-private partnership, contract concluded at the end of 1997, duration open-ended
  • Shareholders: City of Düsseldorf (50%), AviAlliance (30%), Aer Rianta Int.cpt (20%)
  • Germany's third-largest airport, located in Europe's third-strongest economic region*: 18 million people living in the patch of the airport within a 100 kilometer distance
*Source: Eurostat

 


Passengers

Year Passengers
20217.9 million
20206.6 million
2019 25.5 million
2018 24.3 million
2017 24.6 million

Financial Highlights 2021

   
Revenues EUR 208.5 million
of which Non-Aviation 53%
 
EBITDA EUR 46.2 million

Prizes and awards

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022

Best Regional Airport Europe


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