Geneva (GVA) Airport
Geneva GVA Airport Overview
GVA Airport is located in part in Meyrin and in part in Grand-Saconnex, only 4 km from the city center of Geneva. Its northern perimeter runs along the Swiss-French border, making the Airport accessible from both countries. Passengers arriving from, or departing to, France do not need to go through Swiss customs and immigration control, as long as they remain in the French sector of the Airport.
With an extra-long runway of 3,900 meters, and serving nearly 15 million travelers per year, Geneva International Airport is hub for EasyJet Switzerland & secondary hub to Swiss International Airlines, and it is served by a myriad of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Easy-Jet customers with no luggage to check in can now use on-line check-in, up to 30 days in advance or 2 hours prior to departure. Otherwise you need to check in at the counters; however, there is a dedicated counter for those who purchsed Speedy Boarding option and for members of 'easyJet Plus'.
Swiss is now offering code-share service on Air China flights between Geneva (or Zurich) and Beijing using Airbus A330. Both Airlines are members of the Star Alliance.
Geneva International has only one Main passenger terminal 'T1', while the old T2 serves winter-sport departures.
Present & future Airport developments: The new 520 meter long, 20 meter wide & 19 meter high new building - representing the East Wing of the Main Terminal - was finally approved by authorities in October 2014 - intended mostly for long-haul flights landing East of the Main Terminal. Upon completion, departing passengers will have direct access to their aircraft - eliminating the need of bus transfers. It was settled that only 6 aircraft at a time are allowed to be processed. The new East Wing will include Departures & Arrivals halls, gate lounge seating , first-class airline lounges, and a basement level used for technical purposes. Under phase 1 of construction, a tunnel was to link the Airport's French sector to the French Border by March 2015. The entire project is scheduled for completion by 2020.
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- Website for Geneva: http://www.gva.ch
- Contact: http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-217/
- Phone: +41 22 717 7111