Basel/Mulhouse EuroAirport Swiss
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France-68304 Saint-Louis Cedex
- 3900m x 40m
1820m x 38m
630m x 20m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Arabia Maroc
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
All Nippon Airways
Delta Air Lines
LOT - Polish Airlines
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is an international airport located near the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany, serving the three cities of Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg. The airport is located entirely within French territory, however it is operated jointly by France and Switzerland, with a governing board comprising members from Switzerland, France and Germany. EuroAirport is unique in its management operations and derives its name from this. The airport is a major aviation facility in the region, serving some 4 million passenger p/a and hosting airlines from across Europe.
Location of Basel/Mulhouse EuroAirport Swiss, Switzerland
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In less than two years, SkyWork Airlines has built a strong presence at its home base in Bern in Switzerland. Its scheduled network has grown to embrace 26 gateways in 12 countries, served by a fleet of seven regional aircraft. The airline is on course to carry over 230,000 passengers (includes both scheduled and charter) in 2012, compared to 88,000 in 2011.
The growth at SkyWork sets it apart from other regional carriers in Europe. European Regions Airline Association (ERA) members reported a 4.8% average scheduled passenger growth in 2011 and a 2.9% decline in 1H2012. Small and streamlined is part of CEO Tomislav Lang’s “best cost” strategy for SkyWork Airlines, but the carrier’s vision and that of the airport’s on how to shore up and support the next growth phase seem to be increasingly unaligned.
SkyWork’s owners and management remain confident that the airline will reach breakeven in 2013. But while its achievements thus far are remarkable, troubles are brewing because of opposing visions between the airline and Bern Belp Airport, CAPA has learned.
Tiny Switzerland has another airline, this one based in Bern, the nation’s capital and fourth largest city. Given that both Zurich and Geneva, the most populous, are small by global standards, basing an airline in a metro area with only 350,000 inhabitants may be a risky, and previously unsuccessful, endeavour. However, that history has not prevented yet another attempt named SkyWork.
European carriers are becoming increasingly concerned by the Middle East airline threat on their core international businesses. CEOs from British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa have all voiced their opinions lately, as Middle East airlines continue to expand their global networks. But the European flag carriers are not standing idly by. Several are rapidly expanding their presence in the Middle East, to maintain and/or grow their share of this promising market. Emirates is the clear market leader, with a 21.0% share of capacity on Middle East-Europe routes. Qatar Airways is the second largest, with 8.7%, while Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France have just 5.6%, 3.5% and 2.7% shares, respectively.
Mother nature is going to cost easyJet as much as GBP100 million this year, but the UK-based LCC does not expect that to prevent it from posting a healthy profit. Winter snow disruptions in 2009 and 2010 resulted in losses of approximately GBP25 million. The recent ash-related airspace shut downs are expected to cost another GBP50-75 million.
On 09-Dec-2009, Andy Harrison, CEO of easyJet handed in his resignation, effective Jun-2010. He is only the second CEO the airline has had. The airline was quick to emphasise that his departure was specifically not connected with this year’s board challenges to his leadership strategy.
Union leaders expressed alarm at easyJet’s decision to stop flying from East Midlands Airport and to scale back its Luton operation, which could threatens about 250 jobs. Up to 1.5 million passengers will be effected by the plan to axe 360 flights a week.
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