06/07/2012

Complete re-opening of Airport Halls 2 and 3

The new "cross-border passageway" provides more light and improved passenger accessibility

Friday, 6 July 2012, during a ceremony in the presence of the media, companies from the airport site and companies responsible for the refurbishment project, Jean-Pierre Lavielle, President of the EuroAirport Board of Directors, Christoph Brutschin, Vice-President, Jürg Rämi, Director, Vincent Devauchelle, Deputy Director and the project management group E2I/MALLET/SERAT symbolically re-opened the cross-border passageway between Hall 2 on the French side and Hall 3 on the Swiss side.

This inaugural ceremony marks the completion of the refurbishment programme of the old part of the airport building. Begun in December 2010, the programme has cost a total of five million euros.

The refurbishment work aimed at transforming the departure halls (Halls 2 and 3) in the older part of the airport building into more welcoming, lighter and more pleasant reception areas for passengers. Spread over 18 months, the project work consisted of five key renovation phases: Hall 2 (departure, on the French side), the meeting room “Salon des Aviateurs”, Hall 3 (departure, on the Swiss side, achieved in two phases) and the “Street”, the cross-border passageway linking Halls 2 and 3.

For more information: EuroAirport Press Release