Dusseldorf/Cologne (dpa/lnw) - The waiting times at the two airports in Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn have eased increasingly on the third holiday weekend. In Cologne/Bonn it was quiet on Sunday morning, more passengers only came at noon, said a spokesman on request. At times they would also have had to wait at the security checkpoints, but everyone would have shown patience and contributed to orderly processes. Already on Saturday there had been long queues of people waiting. Overall, Cologne/Bonn Airport expected 108,000 passengers to depart and arrive from Friday to Sunday.
In Düsseldorf, the first peaks started at 2.30 a.m. on Sunday night. Many passengers had prepared themselves for waiting times and were there early, it said. Queues had formed in front of the security controls and at the Eurowings check-in. In some cases, people had to wait up to an hour, a spokesman said. However, the clearance was faster overall, and there were enough staff available. 61,000 passengers were expected at Düsseldorf Airport on Sunday.