Düsseldorf Airport is the airport for North Rhine Westphalia. The air traffic of Rhine-Ruhr Area concentrates on the airport of the state capital from where the most air routes are available as well as a close European net, and more and more intercontinental flights. Up to 70,000 passengers are frequenting the airport on a daily basis.
Air transportation is our core business, but not our only business segment. We are more than an airport, we are a modern business park, a venue and convention area, a world of experiences with multifaceted shopping areas and gastronomy, a location for interesting events, and --last but not least -- an appealing destination.
According to a survey of Lufthansa this region is an economic area, which is the seventh biggest in the world. 18 million people are living in the patch of the airport within a 100 kilometre distance. Within Europe the settlement of this region is comparable to London and Paris in regards to structure. Düsseldorf as a region comes third in regards to gross domestic product, right after London and Paris.
Düsseldorf Airport is not only a successful company; it is also a major economic factor and one of the most important employers of the region. Actually it is the biggest workplace of Düsseldorf. There are round about 19,700 jobs at approximately 220 companies and departments.
Rule of thumb tells us that each job at the airport attracts as least two more to the region. In total some 50,000 jobs in the region depend on the airport’s existence.