Geneva Airport

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[4] of the city centre. It surpassed the 15 million passengers mark for the first time in December 2014.[5] 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.

Geneva Airport

Aéroport de Genève
Airport typePublic
OwnerCanton of Geneva
OperatorGenève Aéroport
ServesGrand Genève
LocationLe Grand-Saconnex, Meyrin and Bellevue
OpenedOctober 11, 1919 (1919-10-11)[1]
Hub foreasyJet Switzerland
Focus city forSwiss International Air Lines
Elevation AMSL1,411 ft / 430 m
Coordinates46°14′15″N 6°06′33″E
Location of airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,900 12,795 Concrete
04L/22R 823 2,700 Grass/Earth
Statistics (2018[2])
Passenger change 17-181.9%
Aircraft movements187,162
Movements change 17-181.9%
Source: Geneva Airport Media Center 17 January 2017[3]

The airport lies entirely within Swiss territory,[6] however, its northern limit runs along the SwissFrench 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.[7][8]

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