Genève Aéroport launches a special 100-year anniversary stamp


04.05.2020

A postage stamp has been created to mark the 100-year anniversary of Genève Aéroport. On sale in post offices from 7 May, the stamp focuses on the evolution of aviation from the start of the past century to the present day. 

It all started in the workshops of Carouge (GE) where aircraft were initially built in bamboo and then in wood. Today we are travelling in another dimension, that of the coronavirus, which will affect the entire air sector for a long period. It will take time to find a cruising speed. Nevertheless, Genève Aéroport will continue to set its sights on long-haul destinations and focus on its target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The commemorative stamp depicts a biplane from the beginning of the past century flying above a modern wide-body aircraft, showcasing Genève Aéroport as a gateway to the world and other continents. The background is composed of Geneva Water Fountain, the snow-capped Alps and one of the largest concrete runways in the world, measuring 3’900 metres.

100 years expressed in images: with the anniversary stamp, but also with a film telling the story of this incredible airport, which will soon be broadcast on Léman Bleu. In February, Genève Aéroport additionally published a 160-page book showcasing the great events, innovations, audacity and creativity of inspiring and committed men and women. The book contains previously unseen images and captivating video archives in augmented reality. 

 

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