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From 1926 until today...
A year-by-year account of important events at Dortmund Airport.
Terminal A was completed and began operations on 29th October 2000. At the same time, following the acceptance of a proposal of 24th January 2000, the runway was extended to 2000m.
Two events crowned the year 2006 at Dortmund Airport: The World Cup and the airport's 80th anniversary. The airport was superbly prepared for the major sporting event: in particular, for the World Cup, a special Homepage on the Internet was established, containing a wealth of information about the World Cup in the local area.
Modern, transparent and an intuitive layout – since April 2008, the Dortmund Airport website now has a brand new look. The highlight: for the first time, flights can now be booked online on the airport website. The destination map is displayed on the landing page and creates a focal point for what the airport offers. When it comes to routes flown, the Ruhr Region Runways further expanded their leading role in the Eastern European segment: in the meantime, 14 destinations in Eastern Europe can now be reached from Dortmund. Yet another reason why 2008 will be a record year: over 2.3 million passengers flew from Dortmund Airport between January and December 2008 – more passengers than ever before.
This is one positive development that former Managing Director Manfred Kossack is certainly very pleased to have been able to pass on to his successor, Markus Bunk. In June 2008, the Supervisory Board of the DSW21 subsidiary unanimously selected Markus Bunk as the new Managing Director of Flughafen Dortmund GmbH – Markus Bunk officially took over the responsibilities of his predecessor in October.
The airport's dialogue website, www.dialog-dortmund-airport.de, also went online in 2008. This is an online forum where anyone interested can find information about the airport and discuss the latest developments and plans for expansion. This is further proof that Dortmund Airport remains true to its promise of maintaining absolute transparency when reporting on development perspectives.