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Book a Private Jet from Geneva Airport

Geneva Cointrin Airport lies approximately four kilometres outside of the second most populous city in Switzerland. After Zurich, Geneva Airport is the second largest airport in the Alpine country. Two runways are available, one of which can be used by all aircraft types and weight classes. In addition, the airport provides a wide range of services and amenities that ensure a comfortable travel experience and stay.

Geneva Airport: Swiss Pioneer of Intercontinental Flights

The airport, formerly and still unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, was officially opened in 1922. Even in the early years of air travel, Geneva Airport was a major hub for many European airlines. This was largely due to the League of Nations, which was based in Geneva at the time. In the first few years of operation, aircraft landed on a grass landing strip, which was later replaced by concrete. The expansion of Cointrin Airport began in earnest in the early 1930s. In the following decades, the airport was greatly expanded, so much so that the first intercontinental flight in Switzerland landed in Geneva in 1945. The airport has been renovated and redesigned over time to accommodate the increasing volume of international air traffic to the city. In 2015, for instance, the newly redesigned and modernised Terminal 1 was opened, increasing the total capacity of the airport by 40 percent.

Geneva GVA Airport Location

Distances from Geneva Airport:

  • Rue du Rhône: approx. 8 kilometres by car
  • City centre: approx. 7 kilometres by car
  • United Nations Office (UN): approx. 5 kilometres by car
  • Palexpo Convention Centre: approx. 2 kilometres by car

Private Jet Charter from Geneva

Geneva Airport (GVA) is located to the north of the city between the commune of Le Grand-Saconnex and the village of Cointrin. Due to the airport’s proximity to the city centre, many of Geneva’s popular sights and attractions can be reached quickly by car. Of course, the airport is an excellent starting point for continental flights, owing to its central European location, and a flight to Geneva is often the first step for many transcontinental journeys. Numerous destinations within Europe are accessible from Geneva Airport in under three hours:

Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget (LBG) take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. From the airport, the city centre and the business centre La Défense can be easily reached in under an hour by car. An exclusive limousine service is available upon request from a dedicated service provider located in the airport. A flight by charter jet from Geneva to Nice (NCE), located directly on the Côte d'Azur, takes roughly 1 hour. The third largest airport in France is also some 30 kilometres from Monaco and a helicopter flight from the airport to the Principality takes only a few minutes. Flights from Geneva to Zurich (ZRH) are even shorter, lasting approximately 50 minutes. A charter flight from Geneva to London Farnborough (FAB) takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Located south-west of London, the airport is an ideal starting point for travel along the south coast to cities such as Brighton and Southampton. A flight by private jet from Geneva to London Luton (LTN) takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. By car or taxi, the centre of London can be reached from the airport in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Geneva Airport is an important location for both private and commercial flights. With 188,829 flight movements (2015) and 15,772,081 passengers per year (2015), it is the second largest airport in Switzerland after Zurich International. Business flights are not handled via Terminals 1 or 2, but rather the newer Terminal 3. Located at the Chemin des Papillons 20, near the Route de Meyrin, this terminal affords private jet passengers a quick and discreet arrival or departure. Travelling on a charter flight from Geneva GVA also affords travellers the use of the Premium Geneva VIP services. This exclusive services offers the following benefits and amenities:

  • Access to the VIP Skyview Lounge
  • Personal assistance at check-in
  • Limousine shuttle directly to the plane
  • Private security check
  • Transfer to the airport from Switzerland, Italy, and France

Private jets at Geneva Airport, 430 meters (1,411 ft) above sea level, can fly within the framework of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). This means that scheduled charter flights can be carried out even in unfavourable weather conditions should the need arise. Two runways are available for aircraft in Geneva. The main runway can be used by all common types of aircraft and all weight classes. On average, approximately 40 aircraft land and take off from Geneva Airport per hour. There is a grass strip parallel to the main track, which is only suitable for light aircraft.

Runway Length and width Surface
05/23 3900 m × 50 m Concrete
05/23R 823 m × 30 m Grass

In order to reduce the noise pollution for residents of the city, the airport is subject to a night-time flight ban. For that reason, Geneva private jet flights are only possible between 6 am and midnight.

Passenger Transfers for Geneva Airport Flights

From GVA Airport to the centre of Geneva takes about 20 minutes by car. There are taxis available at the airport for the brief journey into the city. Alternatively, you can book a rental car from service providers located in the airport terminal. The Premium Geneva VIP service includes transfers to and from the airport.

Book a Charter Jet to Geneva and Discover Switzerland

Rich in Swiss culture and international character, Geneva is a holiday destination with a unique composition. As the seat of numerous international organizations, such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation, and World Trade Organisation, the city has an international flavour, which adds to its own distinctive identity. Numerous luxury hotels are located right on Lake Geneva, while the Rue du Rhône and its adjacent side streets have much to offer, including boutiques from luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior, and Hermès. Art lovers will feel at home in the Quartier des Bains district. In the Centre d'Art Contemporain there are many galleries and exhibitions of international stature dedicated to modern art. Every March, Geneva is home to one of the world's most important automobile trade fairs, the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in the Palexpo Convention Centre. The complex is located directly at the airport, which is ideal for motor enthusiasts travelling by private jet to Geneva.

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Airport Facts

  • Airport code: LSGG / GVA
  • Altitude: 430 m (1,411 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 15,772,081 (2015)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 188,829 (2015)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 6am to 12am
  • Runways: 2 (3,900 m, 823 m)

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