A passenger denounces the “absurd” entry procedure at Basel Airport. The airport operators reject the guilt – and warn against even longer waiting times in summer.
After the Easyjet plane from Berlin landed at Basel airport late on Sunday evening, Thomas Kessler assumed that the most strenuous part of his flight was behind him. But it was not like that. “It got really absurd at Euro-Airport,” said the former urban developer of Basel-Stadt, who now works as a coach, in an interview with this newspaper.
After landing, all passengers – they wore masks – were put into a shuttle bus. “The passengers were standing close together, it was jam-packed.” And this although the pandemic is not over yet and crowds are to be avoided. When all the passengers were finally on the bus, it did not drive off, but simply stood around, explains Kessler. “We waited about a quarter of an hour without knowing when we would finally be brought to the terminal.” At this time of the day, late in the evening around 11 p.m., it was particularly difficult for families with children.