Düsseldorf International Airport (German: Flughafen Düsseldorf International) (IATA: DUS, ICAO: EDDL) is the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and the third largest airport in Germany, handling 18.99 million passengers in 2010.
Düsseldorf International is located in Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) north of downtown Düsseldorf, and some 20 km (12 mi) south-west of Downtown Essen. The airport is accessible via an extensive ground transportation infrastructure, including its own motorway-section - part of the Bundesautobahn 44 (which connects to Bundesautobahn 52, 57 and 3) - and two railway stations - one of which for high-speed, long-distance trains. Düsseldorf SkyTrain operates as an inter-terminal people-mover within the airport.
The airport serves as an airline hub for Air Berlin and Lufthansa, the airport's largest and second-largest airlines - both offering about 300 daily flights to 53 destinations. Turkish Airlines is the largest foreign airline to operate from Düsseldorf International. The airport handles on average 750 takeoffs and landings per day with a total of 70 airlines offering flights to 186 non-stop-destinations.