Findel is Luxembourg's only commercial airport. Located a few miles outside the centre of Luxembourg City, it is an important hub for continental flights as well as international cargo transportation and storage. Did you know for example that the world's leading all-cargo airline, Cargolux, is based in Luxembourg? Located next to the airport’s cargo centre, Le FREEPORT Luxembourg is a multi-service platform dedicated to the storage, handling and trading of valuable goods (e.g. artworks, fine wines, precious metals and collectible items).
Luxembourg-Findel - a modern airport
For many years, an increase in air traffic was recorded in terms of general aviation at Luxembourg Airport. And for good reason: the Grand Duchy's only terminal lies in the very heart of the Greater Region and is very popular with both residents and users from neighbouring countries. With a number of passengers that has kept rising each year, Luxembourg's international airport - commonly referred to as Findel - is in full expansion. No less than 4.04 million passengers used the Findel's air lanes in 2018, against 3.5 million in 2017 and 3.02 million in 2016. Inaugurated in 2008, the new terminal is very modern and the new 450 m2 structure welcomes customers and their crews in an optimal environment with top-of-the-range services.
A entails B...
Terminal B only accommodates small aircraft from or to the Schengen area. These flights represent 55 to 65% of Findel airport's total air traffic, and around 40% of them travel through the B terminal.
The 'small aircraft' terminal was developed in the form of a satellite, and can be accessed through the A terminal. Once passengers and their luggage have been checked in the A terminal, and after boarding pass control, they go to the B terminal through a moving walkway that is 108m long, offering an interesting view of what is happening on the airport tarmac.
Overall, the B terminal has 10 gates for departures and 6 for arrivals. It features 246 waiting seats.
Facts and figures
- Number of passengers in 2018: 4 million.
- Popular destinations: Porto, Lisbon, Munich, Frankfurt and London.
- Daily flights: the airport offers daily flights to major European cities.
- Location of the airport: 10km east of Luxembourg City.
- New terminal: the new terminal of Luxembourg airport serves 15 airlines flying to about 70 airports in 24 countries, with, on average, over 800 flights a week.
- Luxair: the international airport of Luxembourg is the port of call of the national airline Luxair - which links Luxembourg to many European cities - as well as of the cargo airline Cargolux. Other European airlines, including Air France, KLM, Swiss, Lufthansa, Turkish Airways and British Airways, operate regular flights to Luxembourg.
- Air taxi services: for business travellers, the airport also offers air taxi services.
- The following information is available on the website at www.lux-airport.lu: how to get to the airport, the day's departures and arrivals, car hire, car parks, the airlines available at Luxembourg Airport, etc.
Getting to the airport
- Shuttle buses transfer passengers between the airport and the central railway station in Luxembourg City.
- Car rental is, of course, also possible at the airport.
- It is easy to get a taxi outside the terminal building.
It is easy and convenient to park at Luxembourg Airport. Drivers can choose from various car parks, the rates and distance from the terminal vary. The car parks can be accessed without prior booking. At the airport entrance, displays tell you how many spaces are available in each car park.
More detailed information is available on the website of Lux-Airport ('Access & Parking').
Air passengers' rights
Having trouble during your journey? Luxembourg applies many European regulations on passengers' rights.
Find out more on one of these websites:
- Department of Transport — Rights of air passengers
- Website of Luxembourg Consumer Association (Union luxembourgeoise des consommateurs, ULC)
- Website of the Directorate of Civil Aviation (Direction de l'aviation civile, DAC)
- Official European Union website on passengers' rights
Air security and safety
The Directorate of Civil Aviation (DAC), in its capacity as national regulatory and supervisory authority, is responsible for supervising the safety and security of civil aviation activities and is competent for licences, certificates, approvals, approvals etc. required by applicable laws or regulations.
Some useful information on air security and safety for travellers: