|Operator||Flughafen Niederrhein GmbH|
|Serves||Kreis Kleve, Nijmegen
|Focus city for||Ryanair|
|Elevation AMSL||106 ft / 32 m|
Weeze Airport or Niederrhein Airport (IATA: NRN, ICAO: EDLV) is an airport situated 3.7 km (2.3 mi) southwest of the municipality of Weeze, district of Kleve in the Lower Rhine (Niederrhein) region of Germany. It is 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest of Kevelaer, about 33 km (21 mi) southeast of the Dutch city of Nijmegen, and 48 km (30 mi) northwest of Duisburg.
In 2003, the Dutch low-cost carrier V-Bird had its homebase on Weeze. The airline flew with 3 Airbus A320s to numerous domnestic and international destinations.In 2004 the airline went banckrupt.
In 2008, with 1.52 million passengers, which represented a growth of 80% on the previous year, the airport was among Europe's fastest-growing.
The airport has undergone several name changes in its history as a civil airport. The operators originally wanted to name it after the city of Düsseldorf, but the significant distance of 70 km (43 mi) to that city, which already had two closer international airports (the actual Düsseldorf Airport as well as Cologne Bonn Airport), resulted in the name being blocked by a court ruling that it was likely to mislead passengers. However, Ryanair still refers to it as "Düsseldorf-Weeze". The airport actually serves better the closer Dutch cities of Venlo, Nijmegen and Arnhem, the German city of Duisburg and the immediate Weeze area than Düsseldorf.
Weeze Airport features one passenger terminal building featuring restaurants and shops besides the check-in facilities. The apron, which lies to the west of the terminal building, features nine aircraft stands for mid-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737-800. As there are no jet bridges and due to the location of the apron bus-boarding is used.
Airlines and destinations
|Ryanair||Agadir, Alicante, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Bydgoszcz, Edinburgh, Faro, Fes, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lappeenranta (ends 25 March 2015), London-Stansted, Málaga, Marrakesh, Oujda, Palermo, Porto, Riga, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tallinn, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Treviso (ends 28 March 2015), Valencia, Växjö
Summer seasonal: Alghero, Ancona, Béziers, Cagliari, Chania, Corfu, Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, Palma de Mallorca, Pescara, Pisa, Santander, Zadar
|Transavia.com||Seasonal charter: Burgas (begins 2 July 2015), Palma de Mallorca|
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There are direct buses serving Düsseldorf Main Station up to 7 times a day. Fare is €14 one way, travel time 1h 15min. There are also buses on reservation to Duisburg and Essen in Germany and to the Dutch cities Nijmegen, Venlo and Arnhem. Airexpressbus offers a service from Weeze Airport to Amsterdam with stops at Eindhoven Airport, Den Bosch, and Utrecht.
Bus shuttles serve the railway stations of Weeze, Kevelaer and Goch on frequent basis. Travellers with destination Düsseldorf Main Station need to catch the bus shuttle to railway station Weeze Bhf or Kevelaer Bhf. The shuttle leaves every 30 min in front of Weeze Airport. From Weeze or Kevelaer Bhf Düsseldorf Main Station is served directly every 30 min by Regional Train RE 10 with a travel time of 60 min.
- "ADV Monthly Traffic Report" (Press release). German Airports Association. 2010-12. Retrieved 17 February 2011. Check date values in:
- EAD Basic
Media related to Flughafen Weeze at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Current weather for EDLV at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for NRN at Aviation Safety Network