Gateway to Europe's biggest metropolitan region: 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 2023, Düsseldorf Airport recorded 19.1 million passengers.

Düsseldorf Airport is located in one of Europe's strongest economic regions with 18 million inhabitants within a radius of 100 kilometers and thus plays an outstanding role in meeting the mobility needs of people and companies in the region.

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.


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%)
  • 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


Year Passengers
202319.1 million
202216.1 million
20217.9 million
20206.6 million
2019 25.5 million

Key financial figures 2023

Revenues EUR 411.5 million
of which Non-Aviation 45%
EBITDA EUR 130.4 million

Prizes and awards

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022

Best Regional Airport Europe

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