Crossair Europe

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Crossair Europe
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1997 (1997)
Commenced operations1998 (1998)
Ceased operations28 March 2005 (2005-03-28)
Operating basesEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
Frequent-flyer program
Fleet size4
Parent company
HeadquartersSaint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France

Crossair Europe (also known as European Continental Airways) was an airline headquartered on the grounds of EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg in Saint-Louis, Haut Rhin, France, near Basel, Switzerland.[1] It operated scheduled services to destinations in Italy and France. Its main base was EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.


Crossair Europe was a subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines, operating two Saab 2000s on their behalf. In March 2005 it was announced that Crossair Europe would be closed by the end of the month and their routes were taken over by Swiss.[2]


A Crossair Europe Saab 340B taxiing at Düsseldorf Airport in 2003

During its eight-year existence, Crossair Europe operated the following aircraft:[3]

Crossair Europe fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Saab 340B 3 1998 2005
Saab 2000 1 2004 2005 Operated for Swiss International Air Lines.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 23–29, 2004. 58.
  2. ^ CH-Aviation 26 March 2005 Archived 2005-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Crossair Europe Fleet Details and History". Retrieved March 4, 2023.