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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is a bi-national airport located in France near its borders with Switzerland and Germany. The airport is divided into a French sector and a Swiss sector but, as its name implies, also serves Germany.

It has been growing since it opened as Basel Mulhouse Airport in 1946 -- after World War ll. It was renamed the EuroAirport in 1987 and is now the hub for three cities in three countries – Basel, Switzerland; Mulhouse, France; and Freidburg, Germany.

Built by the Swiss in France, the EuroAirport owes its popularity to its location in the heart of Western Europe in economically thriving regions of the three countries it serves.

Almost eight million passengers used the airport in 2017, its busiest year ever.

Airside facilities are shared at the airport, which is run by an agreement between the two countries. A toll-free road connects the airport to the border.

It is set up much like the Geneva Airport, which is located 200 miles southwest of EuroAirport in Switzerland – within walking distance of the French border -- and has both a Swiss and a French sector. They offer identical services, just as separate countries.

What is the airport code for EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg?

The ICAO code for Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is LFSB. Because of its bi-nation status, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg has three IATA-codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirport) is the international code.

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport Picture Source.

Airport Information for Bale Mulhouse Airport (LFSB, BSL)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOLFSB
IATABSL
LOCATIONBasel, France
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
34/16 12795 197 CON 884.42623
26/08 5969 197 CON 884.42623

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EuroAirport is conveniently located

If you are chartering a business jet at the EuroAirport, which has no street address, you can get there by simply putting “EuroAirport” in your GPS device. Once there, you can follow signs to get to either the Swiss or French side of the airport.

EuroAirport’s coordinates are:

For the Swiss side: N 47°34.491' / E 07°33.747'

For the French side: N 47°36.243' / E 07°31.819'

Travel time by car from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport to:

France

  • Saint-Louis: 5 minutes
  • Mulhouse: 30 minutes
  • Colmar: 50 minutes
  • Belfort: 60 minutes

Switzerland

Germany

  • Freiburg: 50 minutes

What currencies are used at the EuroAirport?

Both the euro and the Swiss franc are accepted but, in the French sector, which is the larger part of the airport, it is customary to pay in euros and, in the Swiss sector, to pay with Swiss francs.

FBOs at LFSB

EuroAirport, with its aircraft maintenance and outfitting firm of AMAC Aerospace and fixed base operators, Air Service Basel and Swissport Executive Aviation, is one of the world’s best places to land and service business and private aviation jets.

Air Service Basel, which has a new terminal – that opened in 2009 -- at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, promises an exclusive, discreet and secure environment for the elite traveler. It is not part of a multinational group, operating solely here. It was founded in 1967 to be a maintenance center for Cessna prop planes being developed in Switzerland.

Air Service Basel FBO

Air Service FBO. Picture Source.

Amenities include:

  • VIP passenger lounge
  • Briefing room for pilots
  • Private hangar parking
  • Limousine arrangements
  • VIP catering
  • Direct ramp access
  • Customs clearance
  • Concierge services
  • Private conference rooms

Swissport Executive Aviation serves private and corporate business jets in 22 countries. It promises to make arrivals, stopovers and departures as convenient and smooth as possible. Amenities include:

  • Fast turnarounds
  • Domestic and international handling
  • Lounges
  • Crew briefing
  • Aircraft-side Vehicle
  • Passenger and crew assistance
  • Ground transportation
  • Concierge services
  • Executive lounge

VIPs fly into EuroAirport

There are many things that draw the elite traveler to charter a private business jet into EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where aviation and maintenance services are available for a jet of any size.

EuroAirport serves as a gateway to the three-nation region for more than a million tourists a year.

There are 40 museums in Basel, a city with a population of 195,000. Since it is located at the intersection of Switzerland, France and Germany, the city has suburbs in three countries.

An art lovers’ dream, Basel is located in a beautiful setting on the Rhine River and considered Switzerland’s only “seaport.” The deep river is able to be navigated by ships out to the North Sea in Holland.

Art Basel is the gathering place for the international art world. Thousands of artists from the world’s leading galleries exhibit their work during the weeklong event held in June.

Art Basel

Art Basel

The first Art Basel was held in 1970 to connect the world’s major galleries with their patrons. Many artists and art dealers put more work into Art Basel than any other art fair because it draws the most serious – and monied – international clients and collectors.

It allows visitors to see and buy works from the galleries of many countries in one stop.

Art Basel has grown from 90 exhibiting galleries from 10 countries to 300 galleries from more than 20 countries. Attendance has grown from 16,000 to almost 100,000. But, those numbers just tell part of the story. The interest in getting a booth at an art fair is immense with three times as many galleries wanting a booth than are able to get one. Galleries get some 40 percent of their sales from art fairs.

Galleries that apply to be included undergo rigorous vetting by a selection committee made up of international gallery owners.

The fair’s popularity led to the formation of two other annual Basel shows – Art Basel Miami Beach, which started in 2002 and Art Basel Hong Kong, which started in 2013.

Each of them showcase contemporary and modern – 20th and 21st century – works of art.

In addition, local galleries hold programs associated with the show.

Art Basel also includes a week-long program of films by and about artists meant to promote dialogue about the film industry.

Alsace is one of the three big economic regions that surround EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. More than 73,000 companies are based in Alsace, including Aventis, Lidl-France and Brasseries Kronenbourg. The region is known agriculturally for the hops it grows for beer and the grapes it grows for wine.

Many people also hire private business jets into Basel Airport to go to nearby Baden-Württemberg, the southwest German region where the motor car was born 130 years ago. More than a million Mercedes, Audis and Porsches are made here every year.

Northwest Switzerland, including Basel, is home to many pharmaceutical companies. Hire a private business jet into BAS to go to large drug companies such as Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche. Hoffmann-La Roche is a Swiss multi-national corporation headquartered in Basel. It does pharmaceutical research and development on many drugs, including those for cancer treatment and for the management of diabetes.

Novartis, which was created in 1996 when Ciba-Geigy merged with Sandoz, can trace its roots back more than 250 years. It is a leader in research and development of cancer drugs.

Novartis is one of more than a dozen Swiss companies on the Fortune 500 list.

FBOs and Handlers at Bale Mulhouse Airport, LFSB, BSL

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
Swissport  SWISSPORT BASEL AG  (416) 132-2385   
Air Service Basel    41-61-5673700  http://www.airservicebasel.com/ 

METAR Weather Data at Bale Mulhouse Airport, LFSB, BSL

STATIONLFSB
OBSERVEDTue Nov 20, 23:30 UTC
NOWTue Nov 20, 23:44 UTC
AGE14 min ago
WINDvaries at 2 mph
VISIBILITY10 miles
METARLFSB 202330Z AUTO VRB02KT 6000 NSC M00/M02 Q1008 TEMPO 2000 BR

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