Geneva (GVA) Airport

Geneva GVA Airport Overview

Geneva International Airport GVA serves its capital city of Geneva, Switzerland.  GVA has no international travel season, as the city of Geneva is host to a multitude of international organizations, whose representatives fly on business year-round, (however, tourists arrive here mostly in the summer & winter seasons).  It recently has been named, for the third year in a row, as the 'most efficient airport' in its passenger count category.

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:  A new 520 meter long, 20 meter wide & 19 meter high East Wing of the Passenger Terminal is intended mostly  for long-haul flights landing East of the Main Terminal. The 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 completed linking the Airport's French sector to the French Border.  Upon East Wing's completion, departing passengers will have direct access to their aircraft - eliminating the need of bus transfers. However, only 6 aircraft at a time will be allowed to be processed.  The entire project is scheduled for completion by 2020.

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