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Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (BSL) Information

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Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport

Where is Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport?  

The dust had barely settled at the end of World War II, when the first Basel-Mulhouse airport began construction. France donated the land, and Switzerland was to fund the runways and buildings. The first flight landed barely 2 months later. When the aiport was inaugerated on May 8th, 1945, it was symbolic of a new spirit of international co-operation.

Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (IATA: BSL, MLH, ICAO: LFSB), officially named EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and often referred to as Basel Mulhouse Airport is uniquely owned and operated by 2 countries (France and Switzerland), and serves 3 (with Germany).

The 3 cities for which the airport is named are Basel, Switzerland (6 kilometres/3.7 miles away), Mulhouse, France (22 kilometres/14 miles), and Freiburg, Germany (70 kilometres/41 miles). As you might imagine, it has been referred to as Basel Airport, Mulhouse Airport and Freiburg Airport.

The airport is located completely on French soil, in Saint Louis, near the borders with Switzerland and Germany. The airport has a Swiss customs area connected to Basel by a border road. Due to its unusual international status, EuroAirport has three IATA airport codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirport) is the international code. There is one shared ICAO airport code: LFSB.

In 2013, the EuroAirport served 5,880,771 passengers. At EuroAirport, 20+ airlines handle 80-100 daily scheduled flights to about 30 countries. 

Leading airlines at BSL are easyJet and Air France, followed by Lufthansa (and its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines), airberlin and British Airways. Some of the other airlines flying out of Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport include Aegean Airlines, Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Mediterrane, Air Transat, Air VIA, Arkefly, Belair, Belle Air, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Germanwings, KLM, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, VIM Airlines, Wizz Air and WOW Air.

Flights to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport arrive from around the world, including from Algiers, Alicante, Amsterdam, Antalya, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Cancun, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Ibiza, Istanbul, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lisbon, London, Luxor, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Porto, Punta Cana, Prague, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Rome, Santiago de Compostela, Sharm el-Sheikh, Split, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Thessaloniki and Venice.

Your best bet for a Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.


 Other Items of Interest at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport

Services at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport include:

  • Mobile app
  • Duty free
  • Flower vending machine - Arrivals, Level 2 (public area, French sector)
  • Photocopier - Arrivals, Level 2 (public area, French sector)
  • Photo booths
  • Kid's Corner play areas
  • "Luminator" - an illuminated sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely

Additional Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017