The Dortmund Airport
Dortmund Airport is future oriented. The new departure hall has been completed and the main runway has been extended to 2,000 metres.
The Dortmund Airport handles more than two million passengers every year.
Picture (Licence/photographer/designer): Dortmund Airport 21
As an important traffic hub in the eastern Ruhr area, Dortmund Airport now has a dual function: On the one hand to satisfy air travel requirements in the region and on the other contribute to a short / medium distance network in Europe. But it is business travellers that will probably benefit the most i.e. passengers departure in the morning and return in the evening.
By linking with major intercontinental airports such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris, passengers from Dortmund can literally fly to places all over the world.
Flight destinations from Dortmund are increasingly of touristic interest. This applies to scheduled flights and to chartered flights which tour operators have been offering to selected destinations in Europe for some time now.
Dortmund Airport has become a central part of a business development strategy in Dortmund. As such, existing jobs can be secured and new ones created. Meanwhile, the tourist sector derives considerable benefits from developments at the airport. In addition to passenger flights, the new Cargo Centre at Dortmund Airport will be significant for the logistics industry too.