Dusseldorf Airport - Africa, Asia & Rest of the World
This is a fairly short page as most of the traffic seen at Dusseldorf during my visit was European.
Air Cairo is an Egyptian low-cost airline with its HQ in Cairo and was established in 2003. The carrier, which is part owned by EgyptAir, operates scheduled flights to the Middle East and various European destinations, plus charter flights to Egypt from Europe on behalf of tour operators.
On 5 November 2018, it was reported that the German aviation authority had banned Air Cairo, along with FlyEgypt, from flying to Germany, where it operated on behalf of German tour companies, due to regulatory violations. Shortly afterwards major European tour operators such as the Thomas Cook Group and TUI Group announced they would end their contracts with Air Cairo and FlyEgypt. As of August 2018, the Air Cairo fleet consists of 7 Airbus A320-200s including A320-214 SU-BPV, pictured here on Sunday 5 May 2019. A couple months previously it was reported that the airline would be leasing Embraer 170 aircraft for operations on it`s domestic routes within Egypt.
Tunisair is the national carrier of Tunisia with its base at Tunis-Carthage International Airport. The carrier operates to over 40 destinations across northern and western Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Tunisair is majority-owned by the Tunisian government. Nouvelair Tunisie operates from its bases at Monastir International Airport, Tunis-Carthage International Airport and Djerba-Zarzis Airport. The airline began operations in 1990 and provides tourist charter services from European cities to Tunisian holiday resorts.
Conditions were quite gloomy when Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMF arrived just after first light on Sunday 5 May.
Air China Airbus A330-243 registration B6115 is pictured here lining up for departure on Saturday 4 May.
Carriers from the Middle-East were represented by Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar Airways.
Above: This Qatar Airways heavy overflew. Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLV (below) with `Formula 1 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix` livery.
The only A380s seen over the weekend were a few Emirates examples. This one had conveniently been allocated the stand right next to the departure lounge where I was waiting to board my return Loganair flight on 6 May. The big Airbus can also be seen in the following shot...