EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is an international airport in the French Alsace region, in the administrative commune of Saint-Louis near the border tripoint between France, Germany, and Switzerland.
It is 3.5 km northwest of the city of Basel, Switzerland, 20 km southeast of Mulhouse in France, and 46 km south-southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. The airport is jointly administered by France and Switzerland, governed by a 1949 international convention. The airport serves as a base for easyJet Switzerland and mainly features flights to European metropolitan and leisure destinations.
Since then the existing infrastructure has been systematically expanded and rebuilt according to need. In 1978 the main runway was extended to 3,900 meters in order to allow unrestricted takeoff and landing by all types of aircraft. The extension of the cross runway by 220 meters followed in 2001. In 1979-81 the cargo hall, including the office wing was enlarged. In 1988 a provisional hall for the upcoming express and courier freight was added and replaced by the final “West End” in 1996. The old cargo hall was replaced by a modern new freight terminal in zone 4 in the south east of the airport in the year 2015. It is adapted to the needs of the local industry, particularly pharmaceutical firms.
In the Passenger Terminal in 1990 the departure halls were redesigned and further aircraft bays leading directly to the terminal were created through the addition of a finger dock. In 2000-2001 this finger dock was extended to form the present Y-shaped dock with about 25 aircraft stands. Similarly, in order to cope with the steadily increasing numbers of passengers, the terminal was considerably enlarged and modernized on the land side; at the end of 2002 the extension of the French part was opened, followed by the Swiss part in the summer of 2005. The still existing old middle part of the terminal was rebuilt by early 2013 and its appearance adapted to that of the modern new buildings; the renewed Hall 2 in the French part already came into service again in the summer of 2011.