Overview of projects and sites

Infrastructure for aircraft, passengers, baggage. Genève Aéroport is a complex structure, often compared to a city within the city. As such, it ensures the proper functioning of its infrastructures and the responsible development of facilities through many projects.

Map of major projects

Projects by 2030

  • 1. Refresh of satellites 30 and 40

    • DESCRIPTION: Rebuilding of the three satellites dedicated to passengers boarding to adapt them to aircraft modernisation, to the constraints of the airport process and the passengers’ needs in terms of comfort. This will allow to rethink the border control areas and add shopping areas
    • DURATION: 2 years per satellite
    • START DATE: 2025
    • LOCATION: current location of the three satellites
  • 2. Transformation of satellites 20, 30 and 40

    • DESCRIPTION: Refreshment of satellites 30 and 40 dedicated to passengers’ boarding in order to improve comfort and satisfaction
    • DURATION: 18 months
    • START DATE: 2017 / Completed 
    • LOCATION: satellites 30 and 40
  • 3. Positions 50

    • DESCRIPTION: Refreshment of satellites 30 and 40 dedicated to passengers’ boarding in order to improve comfort and satisfaction
    • DURATION: 18 months
    • START DATE: 2017 / Completed 
    • LOCATION: satellites 30 and 40
  • 4. Quick exit 04

    • DESCRIPTION: Creation of a 95,000 m3 retention pond dedicated to wastewater captured on the tarmac and runway areas. During the summer, this retention pond will regulate the amount of water discharged in the Vengeron area and thus limit erosion of the bed and banks of this watercourse. Clear waters and waters polluted by aircraft deicing products are separated during winter. Polluted waters are pumped and sent to the Aïre water treatment plant.
    • DURATION: 3 years.
    • START DATE: 2016
    • LOCATION: North-East of the platform
  • 5. Watershed drainage works

    • DESCRIPTION: Creation of a 95,000 m3 retention pond dedicated to wastewater captured on the tarmac and runway areas. During the summer, this retention pond will allow to regulate the amount of water discharged in the Vengeron area and thus limit erosion of the bed and banks of this watercourse. Clear waters and waters polluted by aircraft deicing products are separated during winter. Polluted waters are pumped and sent to the Aïre water treatment plant.
    • DURATION: 3 years.
    • START DATE: 2016
    • LOCATION: North-East of the platform
  • 6. Construction of an East Wing dedicated to intercontinental flights

    • DESCRIPTION: Construction of an East wing dedicated to boarding and deplaning of long-haul intercontinental flights and non-Schengen in general. It will significantly improve the service level provided to passengers of these flights
    • DURATION: 3 years.
    • START DATE: 2016
    • LOCATION: East extension of front jetty of Terminal 1
  • 7. Construction of the East thermal power plant

    • DESCRIPTION: Infrastructure connection and adaptation of Genève Aéroport to the GeniLac network to fuel our infrastructure with 100% renewable and non-fossil energy
    • DURATION: 1 year
    • START DATE: 2019
    • LOCATION: South of the platform
  • 8. Creating a VIP Pavilion

    • DESCRIPTION: To continue the contribution to the “International Geneva”, the VIP Pavilion sustainably and effectively enables around 4200 annual diplomatic operations
    • DURATION: 1 year
    • START DATE: 2016 / Completed
    • LOCATION: in front of the Freight Hall
  • 9. T1 boosted

    • DESCRIPTION: Construction of two new security lines to enhance security processing capacity of Terminal 1 
    • DURATION: 1 year
    • START DATE: 2016 / Completed
    • LOCATION: Departures floor, as an extension of the Centralised Security Control
  • 10. CSC+

    • DESCRIPTION: Construction of a temporary security area at the check-in level to increase the global system capacity and passengers’ satisfaction
    • DURATION: 6 months
    • START DATE: 2017 / Completed
    • LOCATION: T1+
  • 11. Upgrading the existing structures and advancement of the facade

    • DESCRIPTION: Extension of Terminal 1 façade in order to win more depth in the check-in area and to reorganise airline counters
    • DURATION: 18 months
    • START DATE: 2016 / Completed
    • LOCATION: check-in level, city side
  • 12. Maintaining the existing structures’ compliance with the standards

    • DESCRIPTION: Maintaining the main terminal holders’ compliance with the standards Interventions include structural reinforcement (welding of reinforcement plates) and fire protection of vertical metal elements
    • DURATION: Works scheduling since 2016
    • START DATE: 2016
    • LOCATION: check-in level, city side
  • 13. BLC and SCADA TRIBAG implementation

    • DESCRIPTION: This new baggage sorting system is designed and sized to meet a need for overall development, corresponding to forecast capacities, i.e. 25 million passengers by 2035. It must meet the new standards (energy saving, safety, technical) and its design should rely on sustainable technology (mechanical and computer). The new machine standard 3 for hold baggage control will be met with this new baggage handling system
    • DURATION: 4 years
    • START DATE: 2018
    • LOCATION: Terminal 1 and GVA Center building
  • 14. Operations Coordination Centre fit-out

    • DESCRIPTION: Creation of an airport operations control centre that groups all operations partners in one place. Thanks to this centre, communication between these partners will significantly improve and degraded situations will be managed more effectively
    • DURATION: 2 years
    • START DATE: 2015 / Completed
    • LOCATION: BATOPS building
  • 15. CAP2030 Project

    • DESCRIPTION: Major transformation of Terminal 1 to improve passengers’ comfort and satisfaction. This project will allow Genève Aéroport to significantly increase service quality and boost its potential for dozens of years to come
    • DURATION: 6 years
    • START DATE: 2026
    • LOCATION: Terminal 1
  • 16. Expansion of P41

    • DESCRIPTION: This parking is now located under Hall 6 of Palexpo. It unfolds on one level. The intention is to rearrange the car park by adding 2 levels. The future car park will have 400 additional places
    • DURATION: 2.5 years
    • START DATE: 2019
    • LOCATION: under Hall 6 of Palexpo
  • 17. Renovation of P26

    • DESCRIPTION: Genève Aéroport took over the management of this car park which requires rehabilitation to comply with the airport’s standards. The renovations and improvements presented below mainly concern the following:
    • Decreasing soil permeability and rehabilitation of the concrete
    • Improvement of lighting which today consumes a lot of energy. 
    • Fire defence
    • Signage modernisation by introducing a new visual concept
    • Changes to the air vents
    • DURATION: 1 and half years
    • START DATE: 2019
    • LOCATION: under the Arena of Palexpo
  • 18. Rehabilitation of the Grand Hangar

    • DESCRIPTION: Full upgrading of the entire building to the standards, especially in terms of energy 
    • DURATION: 2 years
    • START DATE: 2020
    • LOCATION: At the West of the platform in front of the Skyguide building