Announcing the base operation at Dusseldorf Airport last week, Corendon Airlines has also positioned a plane to Basel, one of the important airports of Europe, this time.
Corendon Airlines, which has been providing direct flights from Basel to Turkey, Egypt and the Greek Islands in recent years, decided to open a base at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and expanded its flight schedule to this busy airport in Europe.
To make its maiden flight, 2H-TJD landed at its new home in Basel on Friday, 2021 July 9, with tail number bayraklı After the traditional water decoration ceremony for the aircraft held by the airport, a press conference was held with the participation of Corendon Airlines and EuroAirport Basel executives.
Matthias Suhr, Director of EuroAirport, Switzerland's third largest national airport and France's fifth largest regional airport, said, “We are pleased to host Corendon Airlines in Basel, which has not stopped its investments despite the crises and has displayed a great dynamism. With this new attack of Corendon Airlines, we will meet most of the travel demand in our region, which has increased after the pandemic. This increases the attractiveness of our airport, which has one million potential passengers. With our airport hosting Corendon Airlines, one of the top 4 airlines that offer the most destinations, we will expand our Mediterranean range and strengthen our role in connecting our tri-national region with the whole of Europe.” he said.
Corendon Airlines CEO Yıldıray Karaer explained the importance of EuroAirport for them with the following words.
“EuroAirport Basel is a very important airport in terms of location, as it appeals to the French, German and Swiss. It is a very dynamic region economically, as it is an industrial metropolis with a population of more than one million. Therefore, believing in the potential of the airport, we decided to position one of our planes here as of July 2020. With this aircraft we will fly to the Greek islands of Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and Kos, multiple times a day from Basel throughout the season. In Turkey, we will organize ethnic flights to our touristic destinations Antalya, Izmir and Bodrum, as well as Ankara, Kayseri and Gaziantep. From autumn 2021, we will fly to the most popular destinations in Spain such as Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife.”
The schedule of the 2021 Summer season flights offered by Corendon Airlines from EuroAirport is as follows:
- Basel – Izmir : Thursday, Sunday
- Basel – Antalya : Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
- Basel – Kayseri : Monday, Friday
- Basel – Bodrum : Tuesday, Saturday
- Basel – Ankara : Sunday
- Basel – Gaziantep : Friday
- Basel – Corfu : Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- Basel – Herklion : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Basel – Kos : Thursday, Sunday
- Basel – Rhodes : Monday, Thursday, Saturday