Düsseldorf Loses Its Only Nonstop Flight to US as Delta Cuts Route From Atlanta

by Anthony Losanno
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Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) will lose its last nonstop route to the US when Delta Air Lines pulls its flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on October 27th.

Düsseldorf used to be served by several carriers with American Airlines running seasonal service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) during the summers of 2013 to 2016. Lufthansa also used to fly to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), but stopped both routes in 2016. Eurowings took over the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) flights and then cancelled them a few years later.


Delta Air Lines flew to Düsseldorf and then paused the route in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The seasonal service restarted this past May and was running 3x weekly. It’s now being cut from the summer 2024 schedule.

No other carriers have announced service, so it looks like Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) flyers will have to connect elsewhere in Europe to reach the United States.

Anthony’s Take: Düsseldorf and neighboring Cologne are great cities. I guess demand was not there. It will be interesting to see what other transatlantic routes Delta adds to its schedule for next summer.

(H/T: @JonNYC.)

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1 comment

Carsten Spohr September 25, 2023 - 4:03 pm

There are rumors that the DUS-ORD flight by Lufthansa will return in 2024.


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