Luxembourg-Findel International Airport
Luxembourg Airport is the main airport in Luxembourg. Previously called Luxembourg Findel Airport due to its location at Findel, it is Luxembourg's only international airport and is the only airport in the country with a paved runway. In 2010, this airport was the 28-th busiest airport in the world. It is located east of Luxembourg City. Getting the city centre from the airport is possible by bus, you can find information from airport’s “Information” desk. Lines 16, 29, 117 connect airport with Luxembourg City.
History and development over the years
The airport was originally known as "Sandweiler Airport", and was opened in the 1930s as a small grass airfield with a relatively short runway. At the beginning of the WWII, Nazi German forces occupied Luxembourg, and the airport was used by Luftwaffe. Airport was used by the Americans for the rest of the war as a transport supply airfield and also to evacuate combat casualties to the UK. It was returned to Luxembourgish control on 15 August 1945. Luxembourg Airport has constructed a high-security zone far away from most airport activities in order to attract the business of transporting valuable goods such as art and jewels. According to Hiscox, there is a "massive demand" for such a hub for precious cargo.
Infrastructure of the airport
Built in 1975, the building was the only terminal of the airport for 30 years, until terminal B opened in 2004. The terminal was getting overcrowded especially during the summer period, and only contained two or three shops. The terminal started to be demolished at the end of 2011 and was complete by March 2012; this was in order to make way for a footbridge-connecting terminal B to the new terminal A. Construction of the new Terminal A started in 2005 and it was inaugurated in May 2008.
Terminal B opened in 2004, the building is unique, as it only has gates and no check-in counters or arrivals hall. It was built for small planes with a maximum capacity of 50 people. It can handle up to 600,000 passengers a year. The Terminal reopened in the summer of 2017 after some arrangements to handle aircraft with a capacity of up to 80 passengers. It is mainly used by Luxair's Q400 fleet.
Entertainment of Luxembourg-Findel Airport
In the airport you can find Aelia Duty Free Shops. The shop in the departures lounge is open to passengers and visitors. Here you will be able to browse through a wide selection of big brands from cosmetics, chocolates, liquors and tobacco to top quality fashion accessories. Shopping on a Sunday? Looking for a last minute gift? There is something for absolutely everyone. Do you need coffee? It is not a problem in Findel airport, here there is Starbucks, which is located in the public area on the ground floor, this coffee shop is the ideal place to top-up your energy levels before or after a flight. So in the airport there are many restaurants, shops and lounges and you can enjoy your time here.
Private transfer to and from Luxembourg-Findel Airport
We offer you to book a private transfer to / from Luxembourg-Findel Airport, avoiding inconveniences and saving your time. The driver will wait you in the arrival hall with your name tag. Don’t worry if your flight delays, we follow it, and ready organise your transfer in any case. Just be advised, book your private transfer to / from Luxembourg-Findel Airport in advance.
Shared transfer to and from Luxembourg-Findel Airport
You prefer a comfortable transfer, but need to save your money? In that case, we offer you to book a shared transfer to and from Luxembourg-Findel Airport. By this way you will enjoy your smooth trip. Most of the time, people who are fond of travelling, stick to the quotes that are cheaper and offer the same option as a private transfer-related quote. They do not mind being accompanied by other travellers and divide the amount with them.
Luxembourg-Findel Airport Car Hire / Car Rental
You are in Luxembourg-Findel Airport and can’t wait to discover the country? Therefore you should rent a car, having quite trip. In the airport you can find many car rental companies: Sixt, Hertz, Europcar and so on. Head for the rental counters at the arrival lounge (level -1) to hire your car. The car park reserved for rental cars is located in the indoor car park (Parking Indoor A) at level -2. Follow the “rental car” signs placed throughout the airport to reach your car.
Luxembourg-Findel Airport Taxis
You arrive at Luxembourg-Findel Airport and don’t want to loose your time? So you can take a taxi, which waits you at the front of the terminal, ready to get you everywhere you want. There are 2 taxi companies at the airport “Yellow” and “Editus.”
Luxembourg-Findel Airport Contact Information
Official airport Code: LUX
Address: Rue de Trèves, 2632 Findel, Luxembourg
Tel: +352 24 640
Official Website: www.lux-airport.lu