2008 - GVA.CH

  • Flights to Tripoli suspended

    16.12.2008
    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"

    18.12.2008
    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.
  • Three ways to travel with Baboo

    November 2008
    Three ways to travel with Baboo: Baboo Saver, for your wallet; Baboo Twist, for your commitments; Baboo Smart, for you.
  • Eleven million passengers at GVA!

    16.12.2008
    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.
  • Jet4you launches the Casablanca-Geneva route

    30.10.2008
    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

    23.10.2008
    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"...

    15.12.2008
    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

    19.06.2008
    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

    09.12.2008
    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

    01.10.2008
    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

    15.02.2008
    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

    30.09.2008
    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

    02.12.2008
    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

    27.11.2008
    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

    16.09.2008
    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

    26.11.2008
    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

    03.09.2008
    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"

    26.08.2008
    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

    24.11.2008
    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

    20.11.2008
    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

    Juillet 2008
    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

    19.11.2008
    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

    17.11.2008
    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

    Juillet 2008
    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

    30.10.2008
    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...
  • More than 100 destinations on the 2008-2009 Winter timetable

    21.10.2008
    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.
  • Flights to Tripoli partially suspended

    22.07.2008
    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.
  • Check-in kiosks in the Swiss Railways Geneva Airport Station

    13.10.2008
    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

    June 2008
    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

    09.10.2008
    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

    07.10.2008
    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

    11.06.2008
    Passengers on Air France long-haul flights can now follow the latest sports news with a daily 10-minute bulletin shown on board...
  • Barbie at the Airport

    24.09.2008
    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.
  • Abu Dhabi: 5x a week with Etihad Airways

    June 2008
    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...
  • GVA commits to climate protection

    26.08.2008
    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

    April 2008
    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!

    01.07.2008
    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

    17.06.2008
    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

    05.06.2008
    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

    27.05.2008
    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

    April 2008
    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

    05.05.2008
    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

    29.04.2008
    The master plan includes provisions for the renovation and transformation of existing commercial outlets, particularly the catering areas...
  • SWISS: Istanbul daily

    April 2008
    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

    22.04.2008
    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

    13.04.2008
    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

    April 2008
    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

    07.04.2008
    Tour operators, travel agencies, tourist offices, airlines, themed stands, activities and competitions...
  • First Comic Strip Festival at GVA

    26.03.2008
    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

    31.03.2008
    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

    25.03.2008
    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

    17.03.2008
    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

    04.03.2008
    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

    28.03.2008
    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

    18.02.2008
    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

    06.01.2008
    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!

    05.03.2008
    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

    02.01.2008
    Press release. GVA set a new absolute record of 10'845'545 passengers in 2007, - an increase of...
  • Saint Petersburg with Flybaboo from GVA

    March 2008
    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

    February 2008
    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

    2006-2008
    Because of works, the main car park is greatly restricted. Some advices.