Formerly and still unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, Geneva Airport is the international airport of Geneva, Switzerland’s second most populous city. The airport serves as a main hub for Swiss International Air Lines, easyjet Switzerland and Ethiad Regional.
The airport features a route network of flights mainly to European metropolitan and leisure destinations, as well as some long-haul routes to North America, China and the Middle East.
Geneva Airport was established in 1919 from a simple field in Cointrin.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
Upon reading some of the reviews and comments regarding Geneva Airport’s services and quality of facilities, I think it’s safe the say that the airport is doing their best in providing their customers the services they deserve. Here are some of the reviews:
“It’s a lovely airport that is still undergoing some changes. There are good, but expensive, food options before and after security, as well as a variety of places to shop from Duty Free to Chanel. I wouldn’t get here too early as seating is limited and there just isn’t a huge amount to do. But it’s clean and reasonably efficient.”
—Liane T. (London United Kingdom)
“Nice and small airport. Great connection to the city (you get a free ticket on arrival). I made it from bus through luggage drop and security to the gate in 15 minutes including buying a coffee. The security guys were very professional and nice (!!). Best airport experience ever.”
—Matej N (Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic)
“This airport is very convenient. It is connected to the train station which makes getting around Suisse very easy. We were able to get on the train directly from the airport and head to town to our apartment. There is plenty of transportation including buses. It was very clean as well unfortunately the wifi isn’t free if you don’t have a Suisse phone number.”
—Melanie M (Brooklyn, United States)
Geneva Airport has two passenger terminals, Terminal 1 (T1), which is newly renovated making it a bit larger and the only seasonally used terminal 2 (T2)
Terminal 1 is divided into 5 piers, Piers A, B, C, D, E and F. The main terminal features the majority of flights and destinations in the Schengen area. Terminal 1 also is the place for a number of souvenir shops and an ample number of food stalls.
Terminal 2 on the other hand is only used during the winter charter season. It was the original terminal at Geneva Airport. Passengers check-in and pass through security checks at this terminal, and then take a low floor bus piers to piers A, B, C, and D at Terminal 1.
The airport has a single concrete runway, which is the longest in Switzerland and one of the longest in Europe, making it open to use by aircraft of all existing sizes. Adjacent to the commercial runway is a smaller, parallel, grass runway for light aircraft. Usually, the main runway is used when the wind is calm. If the wind is stronger than 4 knots and in a direction going from 320 to 140 degrees, then the second runway will be used.
- Airport Code: IATA: GVA – ICAO: LSGG
- Phone number: +41 22 717 71 11
- Website URL: www.gva.ch
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Flight Information: +41 22 717 71 11
- Fax: +41 22 798 43 77
- Address: Case Postale 100, 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland
A small yet efficient airport that provides facilities that ensures the convenience of its customers and passengers. Geneva airport aims to give its customers the comfort of arriving and departing at the airport, giving every traveler an experience of a lifetime.