Serving as the main air transportation centre in the country, Luxembourg Findel Airport welcomes travellers to its capital city and facilitates transportation of valuable cargo such as art and jewels. The contemporary, boutique-style airport sits about eight kilometres east of Luxembourg City.
Duty-free shopping, fine-dining restaurants and a high-end brewery set the airport apart from those with crowded fast-food venues and souvenir shops. Travellers with free time can visit famous attractions in Luxembourg City, such as the Bock Casemates and the Chemin de la Corniche, while those with overnight layovers often take cruises along Moselle River to visit Luxembourg’s renowned wine region.
City buses connect the airport with Luxembourg City via Central Station, City Centre and Kirchberg, while regional buses and coach lines provide direct transport to countries such as Belgium, France and Germany. Mini-bus hotel shuttles run throughout the day and into the evening, and tourist trains and buses provide convenient ways to get around the city. On-site car rental counters are available, and taxis offer pickups in front of the terminal.
Findel Airport opened as Sandweiler Airport in the 1930s and became a military facility during the occupation by Germany in World War II. The Luftwaffe housed a Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter unit at the airport, and the United States Air Force later used the facility for photo-reconnaissance.