26/10/2018

New winter flight plan starting 28 October 2018: over 550 departures per week in scheduled traffic to 78 airports with more than 20 airlines

The upcoming winter flight programme for EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (valid from 28 October 2018 to 30 March 2019), which takes effect with the changeover to winter time, offers a number of new features.

Destinations that are completely new this winter:
 
-    Agadir, one of Morocco's biggest tourist destinations, with Air Arabia (once weekly) 
-    Berlin Tegel, a regular service with a large number of flights operated by easyJet (19x weekly), in addition to the existing service to Berlin Schönefeld
-    Debrecen, the second largest city in Hungary, served for the first time by Wizz Air (twice weekly), further demonstrating the dynamic development of EuroAirport connections to Eastern Europe
-    Santa Cruz de la Palma, the capital city of La Palma, now accessible by direct flights with easyJet (twice weekly) in addition to the existing service to the four Canary Islands Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife
-    Pristina with Wizz Air (3x weekly), complementing the existing easyJet service (7x weekly)


The following destinations were new in summer 2018 and will continue to be offered in winter:

-    Athens with Aegean Airlines (twice weekly) and easyJet (twice weekly)
-    Belgrade with easyJet (3x weekly) to complement the existing Wizz Air service (4x weekly)
-    Budapest with Wizz Air (5x weekly) in addition to the existing easyJet service (9x weekly)
-    Lamezia Terme with easyJet (twice weekly)
-    Palma de Mallorca with Eurowings (3x weekly)


Other changes to the flight programme this winter:

-    easyJet will now be operating the service to Warsaw (3x weekly)
-    Flights to Vienna will now be offered by both Austrian Airlines (12x weekly) and easyJet (6x weekly)


This winter, EuroAirport will continue to offer a wide selection of winter sun holiday destinations: weekly departures to Egypt (Hurghada), the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), the Cape Verde Islands (Boa Vista and Sal), Spain (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Palma de Majorca, Tenerife) and Turkey (Antalya, Izmir).

In summary, at EuroAirport this winter, more than 20 airlines will be offering more than 550 direct scheduled flights per week to more than 78 airports.


Traffic forecast for year-end 2018

From January to the end of September 2018, more than 6.5 million passengers used EuroAirport. This represents an increase of 7.8% 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 4%. Altogether, the number of flight movements (including cargo flights and non-commercial traffic) increased by 0.6%.

For year-end 2018, EuroAirport forecasts passenger growth of 7,6%, taking the number of passengers to 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 2018-2019 winter flight programme is available for downloading at www.euroairport.com.