Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich. It is situated just some 7 kilometres from the city’s downtown.
The prehistory of the airport started in the beginning of the 20th century with launch of zeppelins. The present airport was opened in 1927, while the latest reconstruction has taken place in 2001 (after a disastrous fire in 1996).
As of 2014, Düsseldorf Airport is handling over 20 million passengers per year. It means over 200 thousand take offs and landings… Quite impressive, right?