2008 - GVA.CH
Flights to Tripoli suspended
The Libyan civil aviation authority has taken the decision to force Afriqiyah Airways to stop all flights until further notice and with immediate effect.
Opening of the "Jardins de Genève"
As the last step in the renovation of the bars and restaurants at Geneva International Airport, "Les Jardins de Genève" opened its doors on Thursday, 18 December 2008.
Eleven million passengers at GVA!
On Tuesday 16 December 2008, Geneva International Airport had the pleasure of checking in its eleven millionth passenger for the year - a new absolute record.
Three ways to travel with Baboo
Three ways to travel with Baboo: Baboo Saver, for your wallet; Baboo Twist, for your commitments; Baboo Smart, for you.
Jet4you launches the Casablanca-Geneva route
Jet4you, first private Moroccan low-cost company, will start operating on December 15th 2008 the new route: Geneva-Casablanca, with 3 flights per week...
Passage à l'heure d'hiver
Dimanche 26 octobre 2008, la Suisse passera à l'heure d'hiver: à 03h00 du matin, nous reculerons nos montres d'une heure (il sera donc 02h00).
At GVA, conferences at "ALTITUDE"...
Now the Altitude restaurant has opened, a real conference centre is also available at Geneva International Airport.
Europe's airports announce bold ambitions towards carbon neutrality
European airports have committed to a landmark environmental resolution as a further indication of how they wish to play their part in lowering aviation's impact on climate change...
GVA steps up its promotion of public transport
GVA steps up its promotion of public transport: a second free UNIRESO ticket machine for passengers arriving in Geneva - Services slightly improved.
Aer Lingus to Cork
The airline Aer Lingus will introduce a new route serving Cork 2x/week from 2 December 2008 (until 28 March 2009)...
Swiss airports in 2007
Switzerland’s seven main airports welcomed 36.07 million passengers last year, 8% more than in the previous year. Zurich and Geneva alone accounted for almost 31.5 million of them.
SWISS flights now bookable online by mobile phone
The new portal created for the service also features further useful information on departure and arrival times along with SWISS's full flight schedules.
Reuge Music boxes at the Airport
On Thursday, 4 December 2008, Geneva International Airport will host, on the departure level, a "Reuge space" dedicated to the achievements of the famous brand of music box creators.
Swiss airports and the Schengen agreements
On 12 Dec, there will no longer be any systematic personal controls at Switzerland's surface borders, following the entry into force of the Agreement associating Switzerland with the Schengen Area...
Fermeture temporaire de l'autoroute A1 et A1a
dans la nuit du samedi 20 au dimanche 21 sept. 2008
Un basculement de l'ancien système de gestion sur le nouveau système entraîne la fermeture temporaire de l'autoroute A1 sur territoire genevois.
Blue Islands: now daily Geneva-Jersey flights
As of the end of October 2008, Blue Islands is increasing the frequency of its Geneva-Jersey flights to six days a week: Sunday to Friday.
Travaux: fermeture de l'autoroute Aéroport
Nuits du 15-16 et 22-23-24-25 sept. 2008
Interruption du trafic sur le tronçon Vengeron/Ferney "dir. France" hauteur Aéroport, de 20:30 à 05:00. Itinéraire de déviation.
The "Altitude" restaurant opens
The opening of the Altitude restaurant this 26 November, will mark a new and important phase of the renovation program for GVA's restaurant and bar areas, which started in late 2007...
Baboo launches five new destinations
Baboo, the Geneva airline, announces five new destinations for its winter schedule: nonstop flights from Geneva to Toulouse, Bordeaux, Athens, Bucharest, Zagreb.
New restaurant area "La Cuisine"
SSP presents "La Cuisine", its new self-service restaurant area offering a range of culinary experiences, in the transit zone.
Trans-Expo 2008: 14th round on 29 and 30 November
For the 14th consecutive year, the AULCA and GVA are organizing "TRANS-EXPO", the big get-together of scale-model making, to be held in the shopping arcade of the Swiss Railways Geneva Airport station on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2008....
Inauguration of GVA's new satellite 10
GVA has inaugurated its satellite 10, which complements its existing boarding lounges and will enable it to address the constraints arising from the upcoming implementation of the Schengen agreements...
SWISS: new GVA-Budapest line
The SWISS airline company will be offering a direct connection between Geneva and Budapest during the 2008-2009 winter season...
Geneva-Washington with United Airlines
United Airlines and the management of Geneva Airport are pleased to announce the opening of a United Airlines' Washington-GVA service from 20 April 2009...
Air Canada launches a non-stop Montreal-Geneva service
Air Canada has announced that it will introduce year-round non-stop service between Montreal and GVA. It will begin 1st June 2009...
Stockholm and Manchester by easyJet from GVA
easyJet is selling tickets for the 2008-2009 winter season, with the introduction of two new European city destinations, Manchester and Stockholm...
The Silk Road begins in Geneva: Uzbekistan Airways opens a GVA-Tashkent route
Uzbekistan Airways is adding Geneva to its flight network. So for the first time, a direct flight is available between Switzerland and the capital of Uzbekistan...
Flights to Tripoli partially suspended
The Libyan civil aviation authority has asked Afriqiyah Airways to reduce the number of flights to 1 per week, until further notice. The Tuesday flight will continue to operate as normal. Sunday and Fridays operation are suspended until further notice.
More than 100 destinations on the 2008-2009 Winter timetable
With the 2008-2009 Winter timetable, which starts on 26 Oct, there are 108 destinations served by direct flights from GVA - 81 in Europe and 27 on the other continents.
Check-in kiosks in the Swiss Railways Geneva Airport Station
As part of its constant desire to facilitate passenger check-in operations, GVA has installed automatic check-in kiosks in the shopping arcade of the Swiss Railways Geneva Airport railway station...
Fight against counterfeiting and piracy
Bringing a fake Vuitton bag or counterfeit luxury watch back from on holiday will be prohibited in Switzerland from 1 July. As of Tuesday, customs will be able to seize disputed goods...
The cargo hall is twenty years old
On Wednesday 8 October, to mark the 20th anniversary of the commissioning of the cargo hall, GVA called a gathering of its partners in the field of air cargo...
Mrs. Aline Yazgi responsible for GVA's external relations
In order to strengthen its links with economic and political circles, and with the media, GVA announces the appointment of Mrs. Aline Yazgi...
Air France, the sporting airline
Passengers on Air France long-haul flights can now follow the latest sports news with a daily 10-minute bulletin shown on board...
Abu Dhabi: 5x a week with Etihad Airways
From 22 June to 7 September 2008, Etihad Airways will be making an additional weekly flight between Geneva and Abu Dhabi, bringing the total to five times a week...
Barbie at the Airport
Exhibition devoted to Barbie and mannequin dolls on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2008. Free admission, 10:00-18:00, Swiss Railways Airport station shopping arcade.
GVA commits to climate protection
The Airport now offers its passengers a way to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by their flights on www.gva.ch/co2.
Flybaboo: St Petersburg, Kiev, Sofia, Vienna and Ibiza
Flybaboo, the Geneva based airline, announces the launch of its new schedule including four new routes: St Petersburg, Kiev, Sofia, Vienna...
Six months, six million passengers!
GVA is happy to announce that, for the first time in its history, it welcomed more than six million passengers in six months...
2008 Environmental Report: results and objectives
For the past ten years, GVA has been taking measures in the context of an Environmental Management System that includes provision for an assessment at regular intervals of...
gva.ch on your mobile phone
Discover gva.ch on your mobile phone: press releases & news, live flight arrivals and departures, SMS flight info, car park availability > http://mobile.gva.ch
Night flights during EURO 2008
The EURO matches that will be played in Geneva on 7, 11 and 15 June will mean a large number of additional flights to GVA to carry Portuguese, Czech and Turkish supporters...
2007 was a record year
In their presentation to the press of the GVA Annual Report for 2007 on 27 May 2008, François Longchamp and Robert Deillon noted that the business year had been an exceptional one...
Air France: daily flight to Nice
From 5 May, Air France is extending its network from Geneva. Its CityJet subsidiary will be flying the Geneva-Nice route daily with a 95-seater RJ85 Avroliner Jet...
Geneva-Cologne/Bonn inaugural flight
The inaugural flight of the Geneva-Cologne/Bonn connection by the German airline Cirrus Airlines took place on Monday 5 May 2008...
Airport bars and restaurants: progress report on renovation
The master plan includes provisions for the renovation and transformation of existing commercial outlets, particularly the catering areas...
SWISS: Istanbul daily
SWISS is offering a new daily connection to Istanbul by Airbus 319 from 30 April 2008 and is increasing the frequency of its flights to Bucharest...
GVA signs up to global commitment on climate change
GVA joined the global aviation industry in a Declaration on climate change that was signed by industry leaders. More than 300 of the world's airports have also signed up to the Declaration.
EURO 2008: Swiss Air Force training flights in Geneva
As part of their preparations for EURO 2008, the Swiss Air Force will be making a number of training flights in the Geneva region and, more particularly, near Geneva International Airport...
Myair launches a flight to Brindisi
Myair, the lowcost Italian air - line, a part ner of Darwin Airline, is launching 2 flights a week to Brindisi from June onwards...
Envol 2008 - travel & getaway day - Sunday 13 April 2008
Tour operators, travel agencies, tourist offices, airlines, themed stands, activities and competitions...
First Comic Strip Festival at GVA
The Airport’s 1st Comic Strip Festival will be held from 28 to 30 March: autographs, exhibitions, sales of cartoon strips in the company of twenty or so comic strip authors in the Galeries de l’Aéroport.
Cirrus Airlines opens GVA-Cologne/Bonn
On 5 May 2008, Cirrus Airlines will open a new route between Geneva and Cologne/Bonn, twice daily.
Summer 2008 timetable: more than 100 destinations
With the Summer 2008 timetable, which starts on 30 March, 104 destinations will be served by direct scheduled flights from GVA, 80 of which are in Europe and 24 on other continents...
GVA opens a smoke lounge
On Monday 17 March 2008, GVA inaugurated a smoking lounge located in the transit area of the main terminal (T1) and created in partnership with JT International...
Light aircraft safety at GVA: balance and future prospects
GVA has published a report devoted to control of the hazards associated with mixing light (VFR) and heavy (IFR) aircraft traffic.
Passage à l'heure d'été
Dimanche 30 mars 2008, la Suisse passera à l'heure d'été: à 02h00 du matin, nous avancerons nos montres d'une heure (il sera donc 03h00).
Bonsai exhibition at the Airport
For the first time, a major Bonsai exhibition will be organised at Geneva International Airport, on 23 and 24 February 2008.
Restrictions in the P1 underground car park
Press release. The works to renovate the P1 underground car park will resume from Monday 7 January 2008...
Calculate the price of your car park on gva.ch!
Gva.ch now enables you to calculate the cost of a parking stay in the Airport car parks.
Passenger traffic in 2007 - a new absolute record
Press release. GVA set a new absolute record of 10'845'545 passengers in 2007, - an increase of...
Saint Petersburg with Flybaboo from GVA
The Geneva airline Flybaboo is inaugurating a connection this Spring to Saint Petersburg, with 4 roundtrip flights a week.
Tramway works: closure of part of the Route de Meyrin
starting Monday 11 February 2008
Cornavin-Meyrin-CERN tramway works: closure of the Route de Meyrin at av. de Vaudagne and av. Viginio-Malnati.
Nantes, Naples, Asturias/Oviedo, Split and Ajaccio with easyJet from GVA
New easyJet destinations for Summer 2008: fly to Nantes, Naples, Asturias/Oviedo, Split and Ajaccio from Geneva!
P1 works: advice for parking at the Airport
Because of works, the main car park is greatly restricted. Some advices.