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Located at the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel-Mulhouse airport is serving the cross-border market for over 70 years. In order to underline its cross-border mission the airport positions itself under the trademark EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.
Today, the airport mirrors the variety of the European airline industry: Truly pan-European carriers and airlines such as easyJet operate a base with twelve aircrafts while Wizzair, Pegasus and Eurowings show a dynamic development. Network carriers such as British Airways, Ibéria, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Austrian, Brussels, TAP Air Portugal and Turkish Airlines fly to their intercontinental hubs from Basel. By this, they offer worldwide connections to the local industry, e.g. to the pharmaceutical blue chips Roche and Novartis, logistics companies like DHL and Panalpina and car manufacturer PSA group. The over 100 mainly European destinations served directly from EuroAirport ensure a strong connectivity to major European economic and financial centers as well as to key world hub airports several times a day. On top, a large variety of leisure and holiday destinations are on offer by over 25 scheduled airlines.
The central European location is crucial for the air cargo business. Focused on the life science industry in the Basel region, the temperature controlled Cargo Terminal at EuroAirport has recently been certified by IATA as a Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics – CEIV. The certificate not only shows the commitment towards the life science industry, it also reinforces the airport’s position as a reliable partner for the rapid, consistent and efficient storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products worldwide. Besides Qatar Airways Cargo, which is touching down four times a week, Iberia Cargo, Turkish Airlines Cargo and Korean Air Cargo are operating scheduled full freighter services. In addition, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS connect several time daily to their intercontinental hubs.
Non-stop flights from Basel to Montreal
The favorite US destinations for passengers are New York, Boston and San Francisco. Thanks to the new single-aisle long-range versions of Airbus and Boeing, direct flights between EuroAirport and the North American east coast have become a reality. Among the first movers is Air Transat, offering twice-weekly non-stop flights to Montreal with the new Airbus A321neoLR. The EuroAirport expects that more airlines will install direct long-haul flights in the near future.
For passengers, the EuroAirport offers all the amenities while being easy to navigate: Travelers benefit from short distances and walkways from parking to aircraft upon departure and back upon arrival. They can expect a large variety of services facilitating the journey such as fast track security-check lanes, the renowned SkyView-Lounge, app-based bag tracking service, online car parking reservation and friendly multilingual staff.
By its ideal geographical location, the EuroAirport is the natural gateway to strong tourist attractions: It is only a short ride to the medieval town of Basel, but also the marvelous Swiss Alps, the French wine region around Colmar and Strasbourg and the pristine nature of the German Black Forest are within easy reach. The region between Basel-Mulhouse and Freiburg is also well known for its high level of cultural attractions, thermal spas and medical tourism. As distances are short, destinations like Lucerne, Zurich, Milan, Paris, Venice or Munich are visited by tourists landing at EuroAirport. The cruise ships leaving Basel on the river Rhine are highly popular by travelers from the USA, Canada and Australia. Dedicated ships are cruising for tourists from China. The rising demand convinced airlines and tour operators for instance from Japan and Korea to set up long-haul incoming flights using the EuroAirport as the entry point to the heart of Europe.
With over 9 million passengers by the end of 2019, the airport expects further dynamic development and plans for over 13 million passengers in 2030. Based on this outlook, EuroAirport is preparing for a terminal modernization and extension which is expected to be in operation by 2026. A direct train access to the airport is expected by 2028. The healthy economic environment with an above average GDP paired with competitive operational and financial conditions are highly appreciated by airlines serving EuroAirport.