From: Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH (Düsseldorf Airport – DUS)
Contact: Rainer Perry, US Representative
934 8th Avenue 2b; New York, NY 10019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Düsseldorf, Germany — A great honor for North Rhine Westphalia’s largest airport: Düsseldorf Airport received first prize in the category “Best Regional Airport Europe” at the renowned Skytrax World Airport awards ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, April 10. That means travelers find Düsseldorf Airport to be the best European airport for its size. Moreover, in the category “20-30 Million Passengers,” Düsseldorf Airport ranked among the five best airports worldwide, and – for the first time – is among the 30 highest ranking airports of the world’s airports included in the ranking.
“The award is a major honor for the entire Düsseldorf Airport team,” says Christoph Blume, the airport’s CEO. “We and our partners work hard every day to keep improving the airport. The award is based on the opinions of our travelers – and they confirm that we are on the right track.” The award was accepted in Geneva on behalf of Düsseldorf Airport by Lutz Honerla, VP Marketing & Strategy.
“It’s been a very good year for Düsseldorf Airport, which scored among the top 30 airports of the world for the first time. Passengers appreciate the airport’s convenient location and close proximity to the city center, among many other advantages,” explains Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax.
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The airport is at the center of the Rhine Ruhr area, a bustling network of 53 connected cities and 18 million residents within 40 miles. It is the EU’s third largest market in volume and spending and equal to major metropolitan regions like New York, London and Paris. 500,000 companies are located in the area, including 5,000 offices of foreign corporations, the majority from the Netherlands, Japan and the USA. Many major international industry players, including Fujifilm Europe, Nokia Siemens, Novell, Ericsson, Deloitte & Touche, McKinsey, and Toshiba, are headquartered in Düsseldorf, which is a first-rate location for high-tech concerns. International presence and fast accessibility – guaranteed by DUS being one of Germany’s major hubs – make the location highly attractive.
Düsseldorf and North Rhine-Westphalia, ranked 17 in GDP among the world’s major industrial centers, are also home to some of the most significant exhibitions and trade shows in the world. Of the 50 annual events at Düsseldorf’s Exhibition Center, 23 lead their industry worldwide, for example, printing technology (“drupa”), plastics and rubber (“K”), medicine (“MEDICA” and “REHACARE INTERNATIONAL”), leisure time (“boot”) or packaging (“interpack”).
Düsseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its services include tourism and city marketing, conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visitwww.visitduesseldorf.de.
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