Aeroport de Bale-Mulhouse

Aeroport de Bale-Mulhouse

"The Blotzheim miracle" is sixty years old. The first Basel-Mulhouse airport infrastructure was constructed within two months and inaugurated on 8th May, 1946, after the first civilian aircraft had landed there a few days before on 2nd May.


The Basel-Mulhouse airport, known under its trademark EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, has a trinational vocation and as such is a symbol for the international co-operation which became absolutely vital after the Second World War.

Plans for the Basel-Mulhouse Airport, however, go back even further to the 1930s when the authorities of the Basel-City and Basel-County Cantons realized that the Basel-Sternenfeld airfield would soon become too small due to the increase in air traffic and the use of new planes like the DC3.

The extremely convenient location of EuroAirport at the heart of Western Europe and at the crossroads of three economically thriving regions (Alsace, North West Switzerland and Baden-Württemberg) explains the airport’s success. EuroAirport is the best equipped airport on the Upper Rhine and thanks to its infrastructure can cope with any kind of traffic.

4.3 million passengers have used EuroAirport in 2007. The scheduled flight network includes 62 airports in around 30 different countries that are usually flown to directly at least once every day without having to change. There are a total of 20 daily flights to Paris, London and Berlin.

The approximately 70 daily scheduled flights are handled by 20 different airlines at EuroAirport. easyJet, Air France, Lufthansa and their members in the Star Alliance Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and SAS followed by British Airways are market leaders. The presence of the world’s leading alliances Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld means that the customer has excellent connections to all major European hubs and from there to a wide range of intercontinental destinations.

EuroAirport is not just a gateway to the world, but also a gateway to the trinational region for all those who visit. In 2006 around 230,000 tourists passed through EuroAirport, an increase of 28% over the previous year. This potential can be further developed by specific regional tourism promotion.

The offer of flights at EuroAirport will continue to develop – the future lies in extending the eastern European connections, optimising the range of traditional business destinations and holiday flights as well as in diversifying the choice of flights through attracting additional airline companies.

In order to support this further development, EuroAirport is planning to construct new shops and car parks. The airport is also striving to optimize its accessibility via public transport with realization of a direct rail link planned in 10 to 15 years' time.

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Location

Aeroport de Bale-Mulhouse Boite postale 60120
F-68304 Saint-Louis Cedex
France

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+33 3 89 90 31 11

Bale-Mulhouse Weather info
Broken clouds

Location of this weather station:
0.5 km Southwest

Reported on:
Tue, 2018-01-23 07:00


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