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Old April 2nd, 2016, 02:08 AM   #21
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I'm quite impressed by GVA numbers, especially that 15'000'000 pax threshold. When you think of flying into the Switzerland, Zürich always pops up in front on your mind.

I'm curious about those Uzbekistan Airways numbers.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 02:18 AM   #22
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I suppose that depends on where you fly from Geneva is by far a larger destination from London than Zurich (around twice as large, in fact). They both have about the same number of passengers flying from Heathrow, but Geneva is one of the largest destinations served by Gatwick (in fact, it's the largest destination served by that airport in some winter months) whereas there are relatively few flights to Zurich from there.

News about GVA is that the construction works of the new terminal have recently started:

http://www.batimag.ch/news/projets/i...l-de-laile-est

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Old April 3rd, 2016, 03:09 AM   #23
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My abiding memory of Geneva will always be parking up RIGHT beside the Breitling Super Connie at the terminal (and the double decker airport train into town but _mainly_ the Connie)

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Here's a take-off video I took last year from Geneva Airport on a Fokker 70. As I was sitting right at the back, you can hear the wonderful sound of the roaring engines.

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Old May 31st, 2016, 01:26 AM   #25
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Old November 26th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #26
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Geneva Airport acquired worldwide unique detection mats

Electronic mats have been installed to improve the increasing flow of passengers at the security ckeck.

It is a world first. Electronic mats now equip the airport for early metal detection in the travelers' shoes. Isn’t it a gadget? Not at all, explains Geneva Airport, which counts on these small gray squares stuffed with electronic to fluidify the passages to security control, saturated at peak hours.

The number of passengers continues to increase at Cointrin and significant congestion occurs when passing through the reserved area at certain times of the day and year. "Increasing the area of ​​safety zones is no longer possible. Two machines were added in 2012. Increasing staff has its limitations. And we have optimized the control procedures. So we had to imagine a different solution, "says Ruben Jimenez, head of the security division. The idea is to "control the shoes of people even before they generate an alarm under the magnetic portal". The new flat device is positioned at the point where the person stops anyway to present his boarding pass, two steps from the gate.

A control before the control, what’s the point? "Today, when a safety officer asks a passenger to remove his shoes which he suspects they contain metal, a discussion begins and lasts between 20 and 30 seconds. If you repeat this dozens of times during the day, this has an impact on the flow. The device avoids this kind of discussion. "If the "magic carpet" detects a certain amount of metal in the sandals or other boots, the person takes off his shoes and then crosses the gate without being beeped. It thus avoids to retrace its steps, to put its shoes on the carpet in the middle of the baggage of the following travelers and to slow down the fluidity of the passage.

Tests carried out last summer seem promising. "When we have 3000 people at a rush hour, the system allows us to free pass 150 more, or 5%," explains Ruben Jimenez. What’s the cost of the 37 acquired carpets and partly already installed? Between 700,000 and 1.1 million Swiss francs, indicates the autonomous public institution, without revealing the precise invoice.

Proud of the development during three years of this product by a team of ten people, in connection with the EPFL and the ECAL, Bernard Revaz, director of the Vaud company Sedect, specifies that the technique used, electromagnetic, is safe. This solution already involves "four or five airports". (TDG)
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http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/14992059 (FR)
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Old November 28th, 2016, 01:58 AM   #27
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Emirates may expand its offer in Geneva

Tim Clark, the company’s Chairman, believes that Switzerland is a strong market for development.

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When asked about the possibility of extending the offer of the UAE based company on Swiss territory, Tim Clark "does not want to exclude anything". Especially since "the canton of Geneva came to us and asked us to offer direct flights to the United States," he said.
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Emirates has already made such a request to offer direct flights to Mexico, about a year ago. But the Federal Office has still not replied, deplores Tim Clark.
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The Briton then recalled that as Swiss belongs to Lufthansa, "things are more complicated". According to him, "some people are lobbying in Switzerland, so that this permission is not issued."

Currently, the company of the United Arab Emirates proposes daily two flights linking Geneva to Dubai.
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Old December 18th, 2017, 03:56 PM   #28
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GVA | Geneva International Airport (Genève Aéroport)

Some stats:

Geneva airport's traffic has increased year after year and it has tripled in the past 20 years.


The statistics for the three main Swiss airports


As a percentage of total passengers of Zurich:

Taking away transfer passengers, Geneva's airport totals as a percentage of the largest Swiss airport has increased from around 48% in 1997 to 86% 20 years later, which is a very remarkable feat considering the smaller size of Geneva's airport catchment area.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 10:41 AM   #29
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Geneva has a big catchment in France as well. Its catchment is also very rich.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #30
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mostly the second reason + lots more tourists + UN and other int'l org. At its widest definition, the lake Geneva metropolitan area has 1.6 mio residents ( http://www.metropolelemanique.ch/doc...17-memento.pdf )

The airport's catchment area roughly corresponds to that + Neuchâtel, part of Fribourg and the rest of Valais (so 0.3-0.4 more mio) as the Jura mountains act like a barrier, and Lyon airport is not that far.

By contrast, the canton of Zurich alone has 1.5 mio inhabitants. Its airport claims that its catchment area has 12 million people (everyone under a 2 hour drive area). That's probably way overstated as it overlaps with Basel and southern Germany's airports (Stuttgart). A more realistic figure would include eastern and central cantons + liechtenstein + voralberg + lake constance, which adds to 6-7 mio inhabitants and is at least 3 times larger than Geneva's.

Another way of seeing this: notice the difference around both cities.

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