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Düsseldorf Airport reports record traffic in 2011; further international growth in 2012

30-Jan-2012 3:03 PM

Germany's Düsseldorf Airport stated (25-Jan-2012) it continues to see "amazing growth" with record traffic in 2011 of 20.3 million passengers. This represents year-on-year growth of 7.1%, or an additional 1.3 million passengers compared to 2010 levels. More than 2 million passengers transferred at the airport during 2011. Düsseldorf is a hub for two airlines, Lufthansa and Air Berlin, and increased traffic from both airlines was the main reason for the growth in 2011. Both airlines project further growth for 2012 as the airport remains a focus of their expansion plans, especially with the addition of long-haul services from the airport. Air Berlin will launch twice weekly service from the airport to Las Vegas in May-2012, while Lufthansa is adding new direct services to Tokyo, which will bring the number of weekly intercontinental flights at the airport to over 100 for the first time in the airport’s history. [more - original PR]