18/03/2016

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  

The upcoming EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg summer flight plan (27.03.2016 – 29.10.2016) offers four new destinations: Bristol (5 flights per week) and Pisa (3 flights per week) with easyJet, Heringsdorf (Usedom Island) with SkyWork Airlines (once a week) and Warsaw (twice weekly) with Wizz Air. 

In addition to this, two destinations make a comeback in the flight plan: Figari (twice weekly) and Prague (3 flights per week) with easyJet.

A new weekly charter service to Rostock, a popular holiday destination on the Baltic coast, is offered by Aldi Tours Suisse. As last summer weekly long-haul flights will depart to Montreal with Air Transat.

Compared to last year, an average of 8% more seats are available for the most popular holiday destinations. For holiday traffic to Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Corsica, Spain and Portugal, this figure reaches 14% even. Manchester tops the city break list with more than 30% more seats, followed by London Heathrow with 17% more seat offering. There are also more flights to the popular European cities of Amsterdam, Brussels and Prague.
 
To sum up, at EuroAirport this summer 23 airlines will be offering direct scheduled flights to more than 90 different airports. This corresponds to around 690 flights a week. As for the programme of holiday flights from EuroAirport, this includes around 23 sunny destinations served by more than 50 tour operators in Switzerland, France and Germany.

From January to the end of February 2016, more than 800,000 passengers used EuroAirport. This represents an increase of 8% when compared with the same period in the previous year. The number of flight movements (take offs and landings of charter and scheduled flights) rose by 2% in the same period for commercial passenger traffic. Altogether, the number of flight movements (including cargo flights and non-commercial traffic) rose by 3%.

For year-end 2016, EuroAirport forecasts passenger growth of 8%, taking the total number of passengers to 7.6 million.

The new 2016 summer flight plan is available for downloading at www.euroairport.com under ('Timetables and destinations').