Geneva’s airport passed the 14.4 million passengers mark in 2013. This 3.9% increase in traffic over 2012 was accompanied by a fall in movements of 2.2%. Freight activity remains stable.
In 2013, Genève Aéroport welcomed some 14.436 million passengers, or 3.9% more than in 2012. This increase in the number of travellers was accompanied by a fall in the number of movements (take-offs and landings) of 2.2%, to 188,768 flights, compared with almost 192,944 in 2012.
With 74,709 tonnes of goods carried (including integrators and postal freight), the total volume of freight activity remained stable compared with 2012.
Genève Aéroport’s results in terms of passenger traffic are better than most of those shown by the airports of Old Europe.
This positive trend in the number of travellers using Genève Aéroport is a reflection of Geneva’s dynamism as an economic, financial, tourist, and diplomatic centre, and also that of the whole region it serves.
It is also the result of of the development of the network of routes from Geneva, which is now connected to more than 130 cities across the world, including the main hubs enabling onward travel to all destinations on every continent.
In 2013, less than 4% of passengers passing through Genève Aéroport transferred to continue their flights to other destinations. Genève Aéroport thus confirms its mission to provide a point-to-point service and establishes the importance of its role in serving the mobility of those living in its catchment area.
"This increase in the number of travellers in absolute terms reflects a smaller positive trend than that recorded during previous financial years: it was +10.52% in 2011 and +5.86% in 2012. This confirms a global trend towards slower growth", noted Robert Deillon, CEO of Genève Aéroport.
"The airport’s good health and the quantitative and qualitative development of routes connecting Geneva to the main cities of the world are excellent news for our canton", was how State Councillor Pierre Maudet, Chairman of the Board of Genève Aéroport expressed his satisfaction.
Optimisation of aircraft load factors and the use of aircraft matching the potential of the various airlines caused a drop in movements, reducing the impact of Genève Aéroport’s development on the environment.
In 2013, five major actors held a market share: easyJet (41.53% of traffic), SWISS (14.46%), Lufthansa (5.22%), and British Airways (4.76%).
The financial results for the 2013 financial year will be announced on 17 March 2014.