Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
I might be going to Basle soon to meet a friend and to do some spotting - not photographying. I read that an observation deck in the terminal was due to open in the summer of 2003. Did it open? Is it any good? I will not have a car (so can't go around the airport) and I will not be taking photos (so tint is fine).
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QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
I actually happen to work at BSL/MLH, but I have to disapoint you. The observationdeck hasn´t opened yet. They are still rebuilding this damn airport. But there is a great viewing platform on the french side where you can spot planes. It's only about 30-40 meters from the viewing platform to the runways. And it only takes 5-10 minutes to walk there. I have done it many times. And It is really great view!
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2426 times:
Teahan: That is no problem at all! All that I can say is that everything is looking better at the moment and it seems that BSL is going to be much busier soon again. EasyJet plus a much improved summer charter program...
If somone wants to see what is scheduled for BSL (next day departures and arrivals):
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
Thanks for asking,
We are very satisfied at the moment. And doing good. But like every other airline at the moment we could do better
People just have to get to know us. People still fly from ZRH with SK because they dont know of our existense in BSL.
And thanks for the picture. It was a really nice picture.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2418 times:
Thanks for this information.
I have just persuaded two of my friends to fly Cimber (they are visiting someone in Lund). Tsts, unbelievable how many people are still flying from ZRH although they could fly from BSL directly.
I saw the CRJ-200 leaving last Wednesday early in the morning (when flying to BHX), nice bird indeed. I should try them too this year, you guys have some good fares.
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
It is a really nice bird.
Even though its a small one. I am sure your friends will be satisfied. You can tell them they would make a bad decision if they dont fly QI
And they get free beverage and sandwiches onboard. I thin we are one of the only carriers in Europe that still has that.
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
Yes. It only takes 5-10 minutes to walk there. I can even show it to you when you get here.
And every flight is departs/lands at that runway most of the time. Yous would be very unlycky if that isn¨t the case when you get to BSL.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2412 times:
I can confirm that most movements are on runway 16, which is 3900m long. However, last Wednesday I departed on the "short" runway (26 I think).
Spotting is getting more interesting in BSL, some nice charters this summer plus new scheduled flights to Marseille (started today!),Berlin, Stansted, Liverpool, daily flights to Algeria (Algiers,Constantine and Annaba with Air Algérie and Aigle Azur) as well as the new twice weekly MASKargo freighter service.