EuroAirport's 2017 summer flight plan with more choice Around 550 departures per week, 96 airports, 24 airlines

•    New destinations: Biarritz, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Osijek and Sylt
•    A brand-new airline: Iberia to Madrid with further connecting flights, in particular to Latin America
•    More seat capacity on flights to Palma de Mallorca and Montreal

Preview for winter 2017: non-stop flights to Dubai

The upcoming EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg summer flight programme (26.03.2017 – 28.10.2017) offers five new destinations:

Biarritz (twice weekly) and Dubrovnik (twice weekly) with easyJet; Jersey (once a week) and Sylt (once a week) with SkyWork Airlines; Osijek (twice weekly) with Wizz Air.

EuroAirport also welcomes a brand new airline: Iberia, Spain’s national airline, which flies daily to Madrid except on Thursdays. In addition to the point-to-point connection with the Spanish capital, the new route offers connecting flights to further destinations in Spain, Portugal, Africa, and in particular, Latin America.

New this summer is also the greater seat capacity offered on the EuroAirport - Palma de Mallorca route by Eurowings (4 times per week), and to Montreal with Air Transat, which for the first time is regularly using the larger Airbus A330-200 (345 seats, instead of the Airbus A310 with 250 seats). On behalf of tour operators, Small Planet Airlines is launching an additional connection to Larnaca/Cyprus, thus extending easyJet’s existing service on this route. There will also be more flights on larger aircraft to the most popular destinations, especially for business travellers. In addition, travellers can choose from among a wide selection of flights to 25 holiday sun destinations, for instance to Africa (Hurghada) and southern Europe: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus.

In summary, at EuroAirport this summer a total of 24 airlines will be offering direct scheduled flights to more than 96 destinations. This corresponds to around 550 flights a week. As regards holiday flights from EuroAirport, these includes around 25 sunny destinations served by more than 50 tour operators in Switzerland, France and Germany.

Preview for winter 2017: non-stop flights to Dubai

As of 5 November, on behalf of travel operator FTI, the German airline Condor will be flying to the new Dubai World Central (DWC) Al Maktoum International airport once a week on Sundays with a Boeing 757-300. Holidaymakers from the three-country region can thus reach the famous emirate in around six hours. The new DWC airport is in the west of the city and easily accessible. It is ideal for hotel guests visiting the well-known Dubai Palm and Dubai Marina area with beaches, numerous restaurants and bars and “The Walk” promenade for fun and beach lovers. Close by, Abu Dhabi the neighbouring emirate, is only an hour’s drive from DWC.

From January to the end of February 2017, more than 900,000 passengers used EuroAirport. This represents an increase of 3% when compared with the same period in the previous year. The number of flight movements (take offs and landings of charter and scheduled flights) dropped by 1% in the same period for commercial passenger traffic. Altogether, the number of flight movements (including cargo flights and non-commercial traffic) also dropped by 1%.
The growth in passenger traffic is mainly due to increased seating capacities, the use of larger aircraft and more flights on individual routes.

For years-end 2017, EuroAirport forecasts passenger growth of 3 to 4%, taking the total number of passengers to 7.6 million.

The new 2017 summer flight plan is available for downloading at www.euroairport.com under “Timetables and destinations”.