27/11/2014

EuroAirport welcomes its six millionth passenger marking an all-time high in passenger traffic

Today, Thursday 27 November 2014, EuroAirport welcomed its sixth millionth passenger, recording its highest passenger volume since the airport was founded in 1946. To mark this record result, EuroAirport Management awarded a passenger from the region a voucher for a return flight from EuroAirport worth 500 Euros or 700 Swiss francs. The sixth millionth passenger was booked on a midday flight with the Dutch airline KLM to Amsterdam (flight no. KL 1986). To celebrate the event, KLM gave the passenger a  Flying Blue Gold status and the equivalent in miles of a medium haul free ticket in Europe.

The winning passenger receives the voucher symbolically for all passengers travelling from EuroAirport on this historic day.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919 and is the oldest airline in the world operating under its original name. Basel-Mulhouse Airport was its first destination in Switzerland. The service to Basel was opened on 2 May 1927 and interrupted during World War II from 26 August 1939 until 1 July 1946.
KLM currently connects EuroAirport to Amsterdam three times a day, offering connecting flights to all major economic regions in the world from this hub.

Hitting the 6 millionth passenger mark, EuroAirport exceeds the record passenger figure obtained in 2013 when 5.9 million passengers used the airport.

EuroAirport is delighted with the upward trend in passenger traffic over recent months and expects to finish the year 2014 with 6.5 million passengers (up 10% compared to 2013). For 2015, the Airport Authority forecasts more moderate growth of 5% in passenger figures.
 
Today EuroAirport is served by more than 25 airlines. The scheduled flight network includes more than 70 airports in 30 different countries. The three major alliances – Star Alliance, OneWorld and SkyTeam – also offer several daily connections to their intercontinental hubs in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London Heathrow, Munich, Paris and Vienna.