100 years of history

Genève Aéroport’s history is centenary... or almost! Indeed, on 11 October 1919 the Grand Council of Geneva voted the establishment of an “aviation field” near the village of Cointrin. 

The first aircraft landed on 23 September 1920, the first commercial flights began in 1922, and the first flight to New York took-off in 1947.

During this period we find evidence of its close relationship with International Geneva. Indeed, the League of Nations as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO) chose Calvin’s city for their first meeting in 1920. 

Genève Aéroport is one of the oldest aircraft platforms in Europe. Its history is a series of snapshots, each of which is the reflection of an era. A saga to be discovered on video.