20 June 2000: commissioning of the West Wing.
30 October 2000: the operations building (Bat'Ops) located between the West Wing and the control tower becomes operational.
18-20 April 2001: first edition of EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition), European Trade Show for Business Aviation, on the tarmac of the Geneva International Airport and in Hall 7 of Palexpo.
23 June 2001: the 100% hold baggage control is operational at the Geneva International Airport.
December 2001: Thanks to the talent of designer Gerald Poussin 500 swallows “invade” the check-in lounge to symbolize, according to the wish of the Fondation pour Genève, the migrations witnessed by our airport.
4 March 2002: inauguration and commissioning of C3, made by the Geneva International Airport and PrivatAir, dedicated to business aviation.
June 2002: inauguration of the new diplomatic lounges and the new press room.
8 March 2003: the Geneva International Airport celebrates America's Cup and welcomes winner Alinghi.
1-3 June 2003: Summit of the “enlarged” G8, the Geneva International Airport is transformed into entrenched camp to accommodate the leaders of this world.
July 2003: commissioning of the two first new front departure lounges, positions 9 and 10.
30 December 2003: for the first time, the Geneva International Airport exceed the threshold of 8 million passengers in one year.
14 December 2004: inauguration of the new frontal departure lounges (NSEF), put into service on 22 December.
15 December 2005: the 9 millionth passenger of the year is celebrated at the Geneva International Airport; in total, 9,410,917 passengers have passed through the airport in 2005, i.e. a 9.4% increase.
19 June 2006: the Geneva International Airports puts online a new version of its GVA.CH website, which has been completely updated: structure, look, management tool, etc.
19 December 2006: inauguration of the new exercise aircraft of the Airport Security Service (SSA), a Boeing 737-200 that replaces the venerable DC-7C in service since 1975.
1 January 2007: the Geneva International Airports announces a new absolute traffic record in 2006; with 9,962,987 passengers, the 10 million-passenger threshold is almost reached, a 5.9% increase as compared to the previous year.
9 January 2007: the smoking ban implemented in 1997 is reinforced; now, it is completely forbidden to smoke in the public area of the Airport (“land side”), only a few spaces are kept in transit (“air side”) pending the reorganization of this space.
30 January 2007: the Geneva Airport presents its 2007-2015 master plan: meet the predicted growth of air traffic, improve passenger comfort and streamline passengers’ flows, integrate the future constraints of the “One Stop Security” and the application of the Schengen Agreements, strengthen commercial attractiveness of the Geneva International Airport. Specifically, it will result in a new lateral extension of the Terminal to the west side, a redevelopment of the transit area; these achievements would become effective in 2009; a next step will be the development of the East Wing intended to replace large aircraft building.
2 July 2007: Geneva Airport begins works on “T1+”, namely the lateral extension of the main terminal, first stage of the 2007-2015 Master Plan.
12 November 2007: beginning of the construction works of “Satellite 10”, dedicated to bus boarding and built to cope with the greater than expected increase in passenger traffic, as well as with the implementation of the Schengen Agreements at the end of 2008.
7 December 2007: Geneva Airport has the pleasure of welcoming its ten millionth passenger of the year, a new absolute record in its history.
12 December 2007: signature of an agreement between the Airport and UNIRESO whose purpose is to offer air passengers arriving in Geneva a ticket allowing them to travel free of charge in the “All Geneva” area for 80 minutes.
2 January 2008: Geneva International Airport records a new absolute traffic record in 2007 with 10,845,545 passengers, a 9.5% increase as compared to 2006.
22 April 2008: Geneva International Airport joins the aviation world by signing the “Declaration on Climate Change”, as more than 300 other airports.
5 June 2008: EURO 2008 generates numerous flights at Geneva International Airport to bring supporters, athletes and politicians.
8 October 2008: Geneva International Airport celebrates the 20th anniversary of the commissioning of the cargo hall.
20 November 2008: Geneva International Airport inaugurates its Satellite 10, which complements its existing boarding lounges and enables it to address the constraints arising from the implementation of the Schengen Agreements.
12 December 2008: removal of systematic controls at the land borders of Switzerland, following the entry into force of the Agreements on Switzerland’s association with the Schengen Area that the Swiss people adopted in 2005. This Agreement provides for the free movement of people in 24 countries of the Schengen Area.
16 December 2008: Geneva International Airport has the pleasure of welcoming its eleven millionth passenger of the year, a new absolute record in its history.
29 March 2009: implementation of the Schengen Agreement. Geneva International Airport adapted its infrastructure to meet these new requirements, by separating Schengen and non-Schengen passengers. Airport apron was also modified. These developments generated 30 million Swiss francs of investments.
18 May 2009: Geneva International Airport is designated winner of the “Pan European Workplace Mobility Plan Award 2009” (European prize for corporate mobility).