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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA Airport Code: BSL) is an international airport near Basel (Switzerland), Mulhouse (France), and Freiburg (Germany).

International status

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is the only airport in the world operated jointly by two countries, France and Switzerland. Contrary to popular belief, the airport is located completely on French soil, but is operated on an agreement established in 1946 where both Switzerland and France are granted duty-free access to the airport.

The airport itself is split into two architecturally independent halves, one half serving the French side (today considered the Schengen side) and the other half serving the Swiss side; there is a customs point at the middle of the airport so that people can "emigrate" to the other side of the airport. The "finger dock" which provides access to the aircraft is in a joint international zone into which all passengers emigrate before they board the plane.

Due to the complicated diplomatic structure of the airport, it has three airport codes: BSL (BaSeL) is the Swiss code, while MLH (MuLHouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirPort) is the international code.

Airlines

External links

fr:Aéroport international Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg pl:Lotnisko Bazylea-Miluza-Fryburg

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