Geneva International Airport announces :
In a recent ruling, the Administrative Tribunal of the Canton of Geneva rejected an application for review lodged by Air France the day after the strategic decision taken by the Management Board of the Airport with the aim of splitting airport services and developing the old terminal for no-frills aviation. The ruling is open to appeal in the Federal Courts until 31 January 2005.
The ruling follows the green light given on 27 September 2004 by the Competition Commission (ComCo), which noted in its opinion that the Geneva International Airport project "... does not create any advantage for the airlines within the meaning of the definition of State aid" and that "... the criteria for admission to T2 are objective, transparent and non-discriminatory, and are based on a rational economic approach".
The Management of Geneva International Airport is awaiting the final go-ahead – Confederation approval of the plans – before starting construction work after the current Winter season. This should mean that terminal T2 will be opened to no-frills aviation during the Summer of 2006.