Düsseldorf International airport (IATA code: DUS) is the third largest commercial aviation hub in Germany, only behind Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC). Conveniently situated close to the downtown –7 kilometres away-, the three terminals of Düsseldorf airport serve as primary base for Eurowings and as focus city for carriers like Condor, SunExpress, Lauda, TuiFly Deutschland and Flybe.
In order to navigate their way around the three concourses and the executive terminal, passengers have a monorail system at their disposal. While waiting to board their flight, the can have a drink, eat a meal, work, and take a nap or a shower at the airport lounges located in each terminal. Access to the lounges is sometimes granted according to the category of your plane ticket or your frequent flyer status, as is the case with the Emirates lounge in Düsseldorf airport and the Lufthansa Business and Lufthansa Senator lounges; for other exclusive spaces inside the terminals like the Open Sky and the Hugo Junkers lounge, having purchased a pass or being a member of a loyalty card program will suffice. For longer stays in the city regardless of the purpose of your visit, you are advised to book a hotel in Düsseldorf centre.
Airport lounges in Düsseldorf: Terminal A
As the main boarding and departure concourse for Lufthansa and Eurowings, terminal A of DUS accommodates both the Lufthansa Business Lounge and the Lufthansa Senator Lounge on its gallery level. Other member airlines of the Star Alliance like Scandinavian, Swiss International and Austrian also operate from this building. The Lufthansa lounges in Düsseldorf airport remain open from 5 am to around 9 pm every day and feature catering, internet connectivity, press and magazines, TV, work stations and showers in the case of the Senator lounge.
Lounges in Düsseldorf airport, Germany: Terminal B
This terminal is primarily dedicated to Schengen flights operated by the SkyTeam and OneWorld alliances, that is, by carriers such as Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Iberia, alongside operations by TuiFly and Condor. In this concourse, passengers may access the Hugo Junkers Lounge on the second floor by paying for a day-access (27 euros –adults; 11 euros –kids aged 12 and under) or as members of the Lounge Club, Lounge Pass or Priority Pass frequent flyer programs, among others. The working hours of this two-level airport lounge in Düsseldorf go from 5 am to 9 pm, and passengers may enjoy hot and cold meals, drinks, complimentary WiFi, TV and showers.
Non-Schengen lounges in Düsseldorf airport
Terminal C of DUS airport is the place to go for travellers departing Germany aboard flights operated by Delta, Etihad Airways or Emirates. Besides, if they are having an overnight layover in Düsseldorf before making a connection to a destination overseas, they may stay at the Maritim Hotel, within easy reach from this building. Otherwise, to spend their waiting time in a relaxing atmosphere, they may either choose the centrally-located Open Sky Lounge (with similar opening hours to the other lounges in the airport and at the same price) or benefit from their privileges as Emirates flyers by accessing the Emirates Lounge in the non-Schengen area of Terminal C of DUS. Inside, enjoy a pre-flight drink or meal, catch up with work or take a revitalizing shower. Note, however, that the opening times of the Emirates Lounge in Düsseldorf are limited and may depend on the scheduled operations for that particular day.
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