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Geneva International Airport
Aéroport international de Genève
Geneva International Airport
Geneva International Airport
IATA: GVA – ICAO: LSGG
Geneva International Airport
Geneva Intl
Location of airport in Switzerland
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Geneva
Location Meyrin and Grand-Saconnex
Hub for
  • Baboo
  • EasyJet Switzerland
  • Hello AG
Elevation AMSL 1,411 ft / 430 m
Coordinates 46°14′18″N 006°06′34″E / 46.23833°N 6.10944°E / 46.23833; 6.10944 (Geneva Cointrin International Airport)Coordinates: 46°14′18″N 006°06′34″E / 46.23833°N 6.10944°E / 46.23833; 6.10944 (Geneva Cointrin International Airport)
Website www.gva.ch/en
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,900 12,795 Concrete
05 GRASS/23 GRASS 823 2,700 Grass/Earth
Source: Swiss AIP at EUROCONTROL

Geneva International Airport (IATA: GVA, ICAO: LSGG) is an airport serving Geneva, Switzerland. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre and has direct connections to motorways, bus lines and railways (SBB-CFF-FFS). Its northern limit runs along the Swiss-French border and the airport can be accessed from both countries. Passengers on flights to or from France do not have to go through Swiss customs and immigration controls if they remain in the French sector of the airport. The freight operations are also accessible from both countries, making Geneva a European Union freight hub although Switzerland is not a member of the EU. The airport is partially located within the commune of Meyrin and partially in the commune of Grand-Saconnex.

Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport
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The airport has a single concrete runway, which is the longest in Switzerland with a length of 3,900 m (12,795 ft), and a smaller, parallel, grass runway for light aircraft. It is a major hub for EasyJet Switzerland and Flybaboo, a lesser hub for Swiss International Air Lines and the former hub of Swiss World Airways, which ceased operations in 1998. Geneva International Airport has extensive convention facilities and hosts an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the world headquarters of Airports Council International (ACI).

In 2009, the airport served 11,324,141 passengers, a decrease of 1.73% from 2008.

Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - The main terminal building
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - Apron overview
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Airlines and destinations

Passenger Airlines


An EasyJet Airbus A319-100 taxiing.
An EasyJet Airbus A319-100 taxiing.

An Aeroflot Airbus A319-100 taxiing.
An Aeroflot Airbus A319-100 taxiing.

A Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A330-200 taxiing.
A Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A330-200 taxiing.

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 taxiing.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 taxiing.

A Darwin Airline Saab 2000 taxiing.
A Darwin Airline Saab 2000 taxiing.

 

Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 in Geneva
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - Air France Airbus A318-100 in Geneva
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER in Geneva
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Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport - El Al Boeing 777-200ER in Geneva
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Note: Some of these airlines only serve Geneva seasonally, especially during the winter ski season

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Cork [seasonal], Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine [seasonal], Oran
AirBaltic Riga
Air Berlin Pristina
Air Canada Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Air Europa Palma de Mallorca
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air France operated by Régional Ajaccio [seasonal], Biarritz
Air Malta Catania, Malta
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Swiss Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways Vienna
Baboo Athens, Biarritz [seasonal], Bordeaux, Bucharest-Otopeni, Figari, Florence, Ibiza [seasonal], Larnaca [seasonal], London-City, Lugano, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino, Saint-Tropez [seasonal], Toulouse, Valencia, Venice-Marco Polo
Belair Pristina
Blue Islands Guernsey, Jersey
Bmibaby Birmingham [seasonal], Cardiff [seasonal], East Midlands, Manchester [seasonal]
British Airways London-Gatwick [seasonal], London-Heathrow
British Airways operated by BA CityFlyer London-City [seasonal]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Dublin [begins 19 December; seasonal]
Continental Airlines Newark
Darwin Airline Lugano
Dubrovnik Airline Dubrovnik [seasonal], Split [seasonal]
EasyJet Belfast-International [seasonal], Berlin-Schönefeld, Bournemouth [seasonal], Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International [seasonal], Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted [seasonal], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [seasonal]
EasyJet Switzerland Ajaccio [seasonal], Alicante, Amsterdam, Asturias, Barcelona, Bastia, Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham [seasonal], Bordeaux, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Cagliari [seasonal], Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Faro, Heraklion, Hurghada [begins 3 November], Ibiza [seasonal], Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Málaga, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples [seasonal], Nice, Olbia [seasonal], Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Orly, Porto, Pristina, Rome-Fiumicino, Sharm el-Sheikh, Split [seasonal], Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Toulouse
EgyptAir Cairo, Hurghada
El Al Tel Aviv
Edelweiss Air Hurghada, Kos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pristina, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Finnair Helsinki
Flybe Exeter [seasonal], Isle of Man [seasonal], Jersey [seasonal], Southampton [seasonal]
Hello Antalya, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pristina, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba, Tarbes/Lourdes
Iberia Madrid
Iceland Express Reykjavík-Keflavík [seasonal]
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Jet2.com Belfast-International [begins 20 December; seasonal], East Midlands [begins 20 December; seasonal], Edinburgh [begins 20 February; seasonal], Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne [begins 26 December; seasonal], Manchester [seasonal]
Jet4you Casablanca
KLM Amsterdam
KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam
Kuwait Airways Frankfurt, Kuwait
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw
Lufthansa Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti Munich
Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways Munich
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Düsseldorf
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Monarch Airlines Birmingham [seasonal], London-Gatwick [seasonal], London-Stansted [seasonal], Manchester [seasonal]
Nouvelair Djerba, Monastir
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Qatar Airways Doha
Rossiya St Petersburg [seasonal]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakech
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah, Manchester, Riyadh
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky Airlines Adana, Ankara, Antalya
Sun d'Or International Airlines Tel Aviv
Swiss International Air Lines Athens, Barcelona, Madrid [begins 17 December], Moscow-Domodedovo, New York-JFK, Tel Aviv, Zürich
Swiss operated by BMI London-Heathrow
Swiss operated by Swiss European Air Lines Budapest, London-City, Málaga [seasonal], Manchester [seasonal], Palma de Mallorca [seasonal], Prague, Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick [seasonal]
Thomson Airways Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin [begins 18 December], London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester [seasonal]
Transavia Rotterdam [seasonal]
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Twin Jet Marseille, Milan-Malpensa
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspol
United Airlines Washington-Dulles
Uzbekistan Airways Madrid, Tashkent
Viking Airlines London-Gatwick [seasonal], Manchester [seasonal]

Cargo Airlines


Cities with direct international passenger airlinks with Geneva
Cities with direct international passenger airlinks with Geneva
Airlines Destinations
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Farnair Switzerland Cologne/Bonn
DHL Aviation Brussels; Leipzig-Halle
Jade Cargo International Shanghai
TNT Airways Basel/Mulhouse; Liège

Other facilities

The airline Baboo has its head office on the grounds of the airport and in Grand-Saconnex.

Ground connections


Airport entrance
Airport entrance

The airport is 4 km (2.5 mi) from the Geneva city centre. There is a railway station with trains to Geneva-Cornavin station, and other cities in Switzerland. There are local buses that stop at the airport. There are also buses to and from Annecy, France, and also seasonal buses to ski resort Chamonix in France and ski resorts in Switzerland.

Winter weekends see dozens of coaches at the nearby Charter terminal (former cargo terminal) meeting charter flights from all over Europe, but primarily the UK. These take holidaymakers to/from ski resorts in France, Switzerland & Italy.

Before passing through customs, a machine dispenses free 80 minute tickets for Transports Publics Genevois, which are valid for both the city buses and trains to Geneva.

Incidents and accidents

  • On July 23, 1987 a hijacker was arrested by Swiss authorities on board an Air Afrique DC-10 after the plane had landed at Geneva to refuel. One passenger was shot and killed by the hijacker before he was overpowered by the crew prior to the plane being stormed by the authorities. 1 crew member and 3 other passengers were injured during the incident.
  • On 2 September 1998, Swissair Flight 111, bound for Geneva International Airport from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York, crashed off of the coast of Nova Scotia due to an in-flight fire originating from the wiring in the plane. All of the 229 passengers and crew died.

Other facts of interest

  • The old airport building, located next to the current building, is shown in The Adventures of Tintin story "The Calculus Affair."


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General Info
Country Switzerland
ICAO ID LSGG
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 46.238064
46° 14' 17.03" N
Longitude 6.108950
006° 06' 32.22" E
Elevation 1411 feet
430 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.7
119.7
119.9
APN 121.75
121.85
GND 121.675
118.7
119.7
DEP 119.525
ATIS 135.575
124.75
(124.75 Gldr)
ARR 136.25
APP 120.3
121.3
131.325
136.45
(120.3 final) (136.45 trns)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 12795 x 164 feet
3900 x 50 meters
CONCRETE. 060RBWT YES
05L/23R 2700 x 98 feet
823 x 30 meters
GRASS OR EARTH NOT GRADED OR ROLLED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GVA GENEVA COINTRIN 104Y 115.75 1.4 NM 225.5
NDB GLA GLAND - 375 9.9 NM 208.8


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)


Remarks
FLUID De-Ice OX.
FUEL A1 (Air Total Suisse 0400-2200Z++, fone C41-22-306-6681) Fuel O/R after OPR hours. (NC-100LL).
LGT PAPI Rwy 23 MEHT 67'. APAPI Rwy 05L GS 4.0 MEHT 12', APAPI Rwy 23R GS 4.5 MEHT13'. APAPI is abbreviated (two lgt). APAPI unuse short final Rwy 05L/23R. Rwy 23 apch end has an artificial reference sfc for rdo altimeter. Begins 620' fr thld and extends for 975' across valley containing road, stream and power lines.
MISC Cannon bird haz deterrence sys O/R 0500-2100Z++, ctc APN 121.75. JASU avbl, types unk.
NS ABTMT Climb track according to SID Rwy 05/23.
OIL 0-123-128-148
RSTD No arr 2300-0359Z++. (ETE -1 Hr.) No dep 2300-0359Z++. (ETD -1 Hr.) Supplemental flt O/R.
RWY 2200Z-0400Z++ Rwy 05/23 clsd btn thld Rwy 23 and Twy B. Ldg Rwy 05 only, LDA 7,900. Dep Rwy 23 only, Tora 8,530. Ovft of WIP proh.



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