EuroAirport's 2018 summer flight plan offers lots of choice More than 600 departures per week to more than 100 airports with 26 airlines

•    Six new destinations: Athens, Djerba, Lamezia Terme, Pula, Sibiu, Wrocław
•    More flights to Antalya, Belgrade, Budapest, Istanbul, Menorca, Tel Aviv and Vienna
•    easyJet to base two new aircraft at EuroAirport
•    Two brand-new airlines: Aegean Airlines and Laudamotion
•    New charter flights to Bodrum and Malta
•    Additional holiday capacities to Olbia, Lanzarote and Hurghada

The upcoming EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg summer flight programme (25.03.2018 – 27.10.2018) offers flights to six new destinations:

Lamezia Terme and Pula with easyJet (both twice weekly), Athens with easyJet (once weekly) and with Aegean Airlines (once weekly), which is operating a scheduled service out of EuroAirport for the first time, Sibiu (twice weekly) and Wrocław (3x weekly) with Wizz Air and Djerba with Nouvelair (once weekly).

There are also more flights on offer to Belgrade and Menorca with easyJet, to Budapest with Wizz Air and to Antalya with Sun Express, to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, to Tel Aviv with Arkia Israeli Airlines and to Vienna with Austrian Airlines and easyJet. Additional flights are also being offered on the Madrid route with Iberia, to Munich with Lufthansa and to London Heathrow with British Airways. Charter flights to Bodrum and Malta are included again, and there are more flights to Hurghada, Lanzarote and Olbia.

easyJet is also basing two new aircraft at EuroAirport (Airbus A320 aircraft, each with 186 seats).

Due to market demand, the gaps resulting from the loss of the Niki/airberlin flights to Palma de Mallorca and Heraklion have been filled with additional flights by Eurowings to Palma de Mallorca and flights by the new airline Laudamotion to Heraklion and Palma de Mallorca, and new charter flights to Heraklion.

There are also more flights on larger and more modern aircraft to the most popular destinations. Austrian Airlines, for example, is to operate more Embraer 195 aircraft (120 seats) on its flight to Vienna, replacing the Bombardier Q400 (76 seats).
As is the case every summer, EuroAirport will be offering a large selection of holiday flights to attractive destinations, including Africa (Hurghada), Canada (Montreal) and southern Europe: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

To sum up, at EuroAirport this summer 26 airlines will be offering direct scheduled flights to more than 100 destinations. This is equivalent to more than 600 flights a week. EuroAirport’s holiday flight plan includes a large choice of attractive destinations served by tour operators in Switzerland, France and Germany.

Traffic forecast for year-end 2018

From January to the end of February 2018, more than 970,000 passengers used EuroAirport. This represents an increase of 7.6% compared to the same period last year. During the same period, the number of commercial flight movements (take offs and landings of scheduled and chartered flights) increased less than passenger numbers at 3.5%. Altogether, the number of flight movements (including cargo flights and non-commercial traffic) dropped by 0.6%.

For the 2018 year-end, EuroAirport forecasts passenger growth of between 5 and 7%, taking the number of passengers to between 8.3 and 8.5 million. As in the past, the positive economic situation in the region around EuroAirport and strong market demand encourage airlines to continue extending their flights from EuroAirport and to launch new routes.

The new 2018 summer flight programme is available for downloading at www.euroairport.com (“Timetables and destinations”).

GH été 2018