A record year in 2006
When François Longchamp, State councillor and Chairman of the Management Board of Geneva International Airport, and Robert Deillon, General Manager, presented the Annual Report of Geneva International Airport for 2006 to the press on Tuesday 29 May 2007, they were able to state they were satisfied with the financial year under review, when Geneva International Airport almost reached the ten million passengers mark - 9,962,987 to be exact, an absolute record for passenger numbers, while on the financial side, net profits were up considerably on those of the previous year.
With an annual passenger traffic growth of 5.9%, Geneva International Airport showed a slightly better result than the international trend. A 3.4% rise in the number of movements is the result of improved services to our airport, with a hundred or so destinations served by scheduled flights during the year.
In terms of the market share of scheduled traffic, stability is the keyword: easyJet consolidating its leading place with 32.6%, and the other main actors being SWISS (11.7%), British Airways (8.7%), Air France (8.3%), Lufthansa (6.8%), KLM (3.6%), and Iberia (3.3%).
On the financial side, both aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues rose, mainly as a result of increased passenger traffic. It should be noted that non-aeronautical revenues now account for 52% of total turnover, and this has made it possible to maintain aeronautical charges at the same level for the last five years, which means our airport remains attractive for passengers and airlines alike.
As to the first months of 2007, passenger traffic was up by 7.1% at the end of April.