MULHOUSE, France -- Delegates attending the ASTA convention in
Strasbourg in November will discover that arriving at Euro Airport
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg will give them easy access to Germany,
Switzerland and France.
Swissair operates daily flights (except Wednesday) there on an
A-310-300 with three-class service from Newark.
The flight leaves Newark at 8:30 p.m. and arrives at Basel at
10:15 a.m., returning from Basel at 11:55 a.m. and arriving in
Newark at 2:55 p.m.
The first thing that surprises some travelers is that the
airport, commonly known as Basel, after the city in Switzerland, is
located near the borders of three countries -- France, Switzerland
and Germany. The airport is 16 miles from Mulhouse, France; six
miles from Basel, Switzerland, and 46 miles from Freiburg,
Those arriving at Basel- Mulhouse with a plan to explore France
can take a 30-minute bus ride from the airport to southern Alsace.
In addition to being a major gateway to Alsace, the airport is a
departure point for a three-hour drive to Switzerland's lakeside
city of Lucerne and a two-hour drive to the Black Forest region of
Germany. Strasbourg is 70 miles north of Mulhouse, and medieval
Colmar is 28 miles north.