Luxembourg Findel Airport
Luxembourg Findel Airport is not only the main airport of Luxembourg, but also the country’s only international airport and the only airport with a paved runway. Located less than four miles from Luxembourg City, the airport serves over a million passengers annually and ranks as Europe’s 5th busiest airport by cargo tonnage.
History of the Airport
Originally opened in the 1930s with just a short grass airfield, the airport that would grow into Luxembourg Findel saw use by both German and Allied forces during World War II. Shortly after the war, in 1946, the airport saw its first terminal building established. The building was replaced in 1975 by the Old Terminal A building, which in turn was replaced by the New Terminal A and Terminal B buildings in 2008 and 2004 respectively.
Luxembourg Findel Airport Facilities
Designed for small planes and with no check-in counters, Terminal B is temporarily closed while the building is connected by a footbridge to the new Terminal A building. This new and fully modern structure is designed for use by up to 3 million passengers per year. The new terminal building includes 26 check-in-desks, 18 boarding doors, and multiple boarding bridges. Two Information Desks are available in the Terminal A building, as are 3ATMs, 2 banks, foreign exchange offices, and various other modern amenities including Wi-Fi and two public wireless terminals. Additional services and amenities in the new Terminal A include a designated smoking area in the boarding section and special assistance for passengers with limited or reduced mobility.
These accommodations for persons with disabilities include adapted restrooms available inside and outside the Terminal, large automatic entrance doors, and spacious, panoramic elevators that provide ease of access to all levels of the building. For families, several nurseries are located in the public and secured areas of the airport. Meanwhile, business travelers can take advantage of several popular rooms and services. A state of the art business lounge provides guests with Wi-Fi connectivity, food, drink, reading material, and comfort.
Two special meeting rooms in Terminal A can also be reserved for conferences or business lunch. Equipped with telephone, Internet access, and a video projector, the rooms also support arranged catering. VIP access is also available and can be arranged for guests and their customers. This service can include dedicated assistance upon arrival, easy boarding, reserved parking, and more. Additionally, VIP guests are treated to various offerings of coffee, Champagne, pastries, and sweets in a private lounge area.
Given its prominence in the cargo and freight sectors, Luxembourg Findel Airport opened a new General Aviation Terminal in 2008. This terminal includes a 4800 sq ft structure, a private lounge, a limousine service, Police, and Custom and Excise Administration.
Transportation & Parking
Although transportation to and from the airport is currently limited, a new train line will soon connect the airport to Luxembourg Central Train Station and the Kirchberg plateau. Until the new train line and station are completed, several bus services offer public access to Terminal A.
The four bus lines include stops at the aforementioned Luxembourg Central Train Station, the city Center, Kirchberg, Clausen, and several other locations. Times and rates of these services are subject to change.
Although Taxis cannot be hailed on the street in Luxembourg, dedicated pick up sites are available and easily scheduled in advance. Since car is the primary means of accessing the airport, an underground parking structure with four levels was included in the construction of the new Terminal A building.
The three-sectioned car park features more than 4000 spaces and direct Terminal access. For passengers and visitors with limited mobility, the car park offers a number of special parking stands.