Geneva Airport (French: Aéroport de Genève, German: Flughafen Genf, (IATA: GVA, ICAO: LSGG)), formerly and still unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, is the international airport of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre. It surpassed the 15 million passengers mark for the first time in December 2014. The airport serves as a hub for Swiss International Air Lines and easyJet Switzerland. It 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, amongst them Swiss International Air Lines' only long-haul service (to New York–JFK) outside of Zürich.
Aéroport de Genève
|Owner||Canton of Geneva|
|Location||Le Grand-Saconnex, Meyrin and Bellevue|
|Opened||October 11, 1919|
|Hub for||easyJet Switzerland|
|Focus city for||Swiss International Air Lines|
|Elevation AMSL||1,411 ft / 430 m|
The airport lies entirely within Swiss territory, however, its northern limit runs along the Swiss–French border and the airport can be accessed from both countries. The freight operations are also accessible from both countries, making Geneva a European Union freight hub although Switzerland is not a member of the EU. The airport is partially in the municipality of Meyrin and partially in the municipality of Le Grand-Saconnex.