Geneva International Airport announces:
On Thursday 15 December 2005, Geneva International Airport had the pleasure of welcoming its nine millionth passenger for the current year, marking a new absolute record in its history.
The traveller in question is one of easyJet’s regular passengers, who was boarding the plane for Madrid, one of the airline’s new destinations.
Readers may remember that passenger numbers hit the eight-million mark in December 2003 and that growth in passenger traffic at Geneva International Airport since then has been above the European average. At +6.2%, 8,593,430 passengers passed through the Airport in 2004, and in 2005 the increase in traffic has been more than 9%.
It should be pointed out that growth has been strong this year, while the number of aircraft movements (take-offs and landings) has been practically stable, which is of interest to those living nearby (no increase in noise pollution), and also to the airlines (better aircraft load factors).
Finally, it may be noted that with that nine millionth passenger in 2005, Geneva International Airport, which turned 85 this September, has played host since its inception to more than 220 million air travellers!