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  • Traffic results for the 2016 UEFA European League at EuroAirport: around 18 000 more passengers and 64 additional aircraft from 16 to 19 May
  • UEFA Europa League 2016 at EuroAirport
    -     80 additional aircraft over 3 days
    -     special waiver on night flight ban for the night of 18 May 2016

  • As of 24 May 2016, change in provider of the mobile telephone network coverage at the EuroAirport site with progressive improvement of service
  • New giant poster on the EuroAirport control tower: Sculpture on the Move 1946 – 2016 – the grand inaugural exhibition at the new and enlarged Kunstmuseum Basel
  • EuroAirport's 2016 summer flight plan offers more choice
    Around 690 weekly flights to more than 90 different airports
    •    New this summer: Bristol, Heringsdorf (Usedom), Pisa and Warsaw
    •    Back in the flight plan: Figari and Prague
    •    More seats for holiday destinations and city breaks in Europe  

  • EuroAirport donates an old airport vehicle to the Firefighters Museum of Alsace in Vieux-Ferrette
  • Sunday, 13 March 2016, from 10 am to 5 pm: EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market
  • EuroAirport delighted with further important milestone towards tax issue settlement
  • 2015: New record year for EuroAirport with 7.1 million passengers. Growth in air freight thanks to Cargo Terminal. Further investments in improving service quality.
  • From Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 4 a.m. – change in systematic border control checks for departing passengers on Schengen flights from EuroAirport
  • EuroAirport Skyview Lounge achieves this year’s “Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year” award
  • From Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4 a.m. - systematic border control checks for all departing and arriving passengers at EuroAirport except for travellers to and from French airports
  • From Saturday, 21 November 2015, 0 hour onwards – systematic passport control checks for all passengers with boarding card
  • EuroAirport Cargo Terminal certified for Good Distribution Practice with regard to medicinal products for human use
  • Monday, 9 November 2015 to Sunday, 3 April 2016: slow traffic on the customs road in the Swiss sector due to road works needed to extend the Basel tram line 3
  • EuroAirport modernizes its fleet of vehicles
    Four Panther fire engines and nine snow sweepers are ready to go into action, representing a total investment of 7.5 million euros
  • From 1 September 2015: implementation of new security measures – improved search for and detection of explosives
  • EuroAirport implements tougher noise protection measures in the sensitive night-time hours In addition, aircraft must now use the entire runway for take-offs to the south between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Holiday season at EuroAirport: tips for a relaxed departure
  • Frédéric Velter appointed new Deputy Director of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
  • EuroAirport in 2014: higher turnover, profit increase, net debt at an all-time low
  • New giant poster on the EuroAirport control tower: Mulhouse Zoo, Upper Rhine's prime tourist site The “Frozen North” reserve opens its doors.
  • New catering services: Elior and EuroAirport launch the 3 LÄNDER restaurant and FOOD COURT
  • Matthias Suhr appointed new Director of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
  • Non-stop flights from EuroAirport to the holiday paradise of Hurghada with NESMA Airlines
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm: 12th EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market
  • EuroAirport's 2015 summer flight plan offers more choice
    more than 650 weekly scheduled flights to 90 different destinations with 27 airlines, including new destinations Niš (Serbia) and Ohrid (Macedonia), Vueling Airlines launches regular flights to its Barcelona hub
  • Shanghai Airport Authority and EuroAirport sign a joint letter of intent to promote aviation business between the two sites
  • Change in management at EuroAirport
  • Starting July 2015, Wizz Air will be flying to two new destinations from EuroAirport - Ohrid in Macedonia and Nis in Serbia
  • Qatar Airways Cargo launches twice weekly “Pharma Express” freighters from EuroAirport to Doha
  • 26 January 2015 – new Cargo Terminal is in service and welcomes its first full freighter
  • 2014: A record year for EuroAirport, with 6.5 million passengers. Growth in freight activities. Further investment in improvements to service quality
  • New: Vueling Airlines to fly to its Barcelona hub as of 29 March 2015. Passengers benefit from connections to destinations on the Iberian Peninsula, in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe
  • EuroAirport staff supported 2014 Telethon raising funds of 7838 euro
  • 9 December 2014, 9 am to12.30 pm – engine run on a Boeing 747-800 aircraft at EuroAirport
  • EuroAirport welcomes its six millionth passenger marking an all-time high in passenger traffic
  • Inauguration of the new EuroAirport Cargo Terminal: 21,000 m2 of temperature-controlled space, with an investment of 40 million euros
  • New: Wizz Air's first flight to Bucharest from EuroAirport
  • 2014-2015 Winter timetable at EuroAirport: - 10 new destinations - Christmas flights to Barcelona, Rome and Lamezia Terme - Around 550 scheduled flights per week to more than 70 airports with 25 airlines
  • Cofely Services and EuroAirport officially inaugurate the renovated CHP plant at EuroAirport: positive energy results for the first year of operation with two new engines
  • LAN CARGO to start weekly cargo flight from EuroAirport as of winter timetable
  • AirBridgeCargo Airlines to launch cargo flights from EuroAirport
  • Emirates SkyCargo to launch weekly cargo flight to Dubai
  • Barbara Horlacher is EuroAirport’s new Head of Environment
  • EuroAirport in 2013: Another increase in turnover, net debt at an all-time low
  • EuroAirport Skyview Lounge awarded “Priority Pass European Lounge of the Year”
  • More holiday flights with airberlin from EuroAirport
    Additional departures to Palma, Antalya, Heraklion and Malta, flights to a total of 14 destinations in seven Mediterranean countries
  • Turkish Airlines expands its services from EuroAirport to Istanbul from seven to eleven flights weekly as of 2014 summer schedule
  • Sunday, 23 March 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm: 11th EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market
  • Summer flight programme 2014 at EuroAirport - Around 650 scheduled departures each week to around 90 airports operated by 25 airlines Three new destinations and more frequent flights
  • PAUL and WECKMANN – ELIOR opens two new restaurants at EuroAirport
  • New free EuroAirport app for Smartphones
  • 2013: another record year for passenger traffic, progress with major projects and more jobs
  • EuroAirport signs an agreement with SDIS 68
  • Winter timetable 2013-2014 from EuroAirport
    Six new destinations, more flights, around 550 departures per week to 60 different airports
  • EuroAirport to launch a completely new catering concept
    As of 1 October 2013: a variety of different brands, regional specialities, “3 Länder restaurant” and “Food Court”
  • IBA Basel 2020 – Growing Together across Borders
    New giant poster on the EuroAirport Control Tower
  • Andreas Büttiker to follow Christoph Brutschin as Vice-President of Basel-Mulhouse Airport as of 1 August 2013
  • Samsic security staff strike ends at EuroAirport
  • An exceptional guest at EuroAirport- the Antonov 225, the world's largest aircraft
  • 2012: Record turnover and a further reduction in net debt for EuroAirport
  • Development of EuroAirport’s Zone 4
    First stone laid for the new Cargo Terminal
  • Inauguration of the EuroAirport Business Center
    10 high-tech modular conference rooms on a surface area of 200 m2 bookable via a real-time reservation system
  • Emergency rescue exercise on Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 2 - 5 p.m.
  • EuroAirport-Tuzla in Bosnia-Herzegovina with Wizz Air
    New to the route network of Wizz Air as of 15 June
  • EuroAirport to implement tougher noise protection measures at night-time
  • Opening of the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge
    An oasis of relaxation in the heart of the boarding area, now open to all passengers
  • Summer flight programme 2013 at EuroAirport
    Around 650 scheduled departures each week to around 80 airports, six new destinations, more frequent flights and greater seating capacity
  • 10th EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market
    Sunday, 10 March 2013 : 10th EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market.
  • 2012: another record year for passenger traffic, a year rich in projects
  • EuroAirport to build new Cargo Terminal
  • Successful inaugural flight by Wizz Air - departures from EuroAirport to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia
  • Winter timetable 2012/2013 from EuroAirport
  • Gian Carlo Alessi is appointed Head of Cargo at EuroAirport
  • Wizz Air announces second Basel-Mulhouse route
  • A Cargolux Boeing 747-8F at EuroAirport – a charter flight carrying goods produced in Switzerland
  • Complete re-opening of Airport Halls 2 and 3 - The new "cross-border passageway" provides more light and improved passenger accessibility
  • EuroAirport - Macedonia, new to the route network of Wizz Air
  • Successful inaugural flight by WOW air – departures from EuroAirport to Reykjavik every Saturday
  • EuroAirport records very satisfactory results in 2011 and further reduction of its net debt
  • Publication of the rail link project for EuroAirport in France
  • Felix Hartmann to head EuroAirport's Environmental Department
  • 2012 Summer flight programme from EuroAirport: around 570 weekly scheduled departures, 11 new destinations, more frequent flights and greater seating capacity
  • Sunday, 12 February 2012, from 10am to 5pm: 9th EuroAirport Aviation Collectors Swap Market
  • 2011: A record year for passenger traffic
  • EuroAirport welcomes its 5 millionth passenger marking an all-time high in passenger traffic
  • The EAP EXPRESS Association opens its exhibition at the airport: "Learn about the EuroAirport rail link project ... and give us your opinion!"
  • Winter timetable 2011/2012 from EuroAirport
  • Jean Tinguely's "Luminator" returns to a public space - thanks to EuroAirport
  • Re-opening of Airport Hall 2 – end of the first two phases of refurbishment work
  • Mid-2011, EuroAirport registers 29% more passengers and 7% more freight
  • Launch of the first scheduled flight from EuroAirport to Djerba
  • EuroAirport records satisfactory results in 2010 nd further reduction of its net debt
  • Dufry opens first arrival shop at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
  • Launch of first airberlin flight from EuroAirport to Malta
  • Repair work on the main North-South (15/33) runway: non-stop day and night between 3 May and 9 July 2011 – no effect on passenger traffic
  • Official inauguration ceremony for the first flights with bmi from EuroAirport to Great Britain
  • 2011 Summer flight plan from EuroAirport:
    - More than 80 scheduled flight destinations
    - Offers from more than 60 tour operators
    - Further improvements for business passengers
    - New destinations
  • 10 millionth easyJet passenger at EuroAirport