Geneva's airport has been named for the third consecutive year as the most efficient airport in its category. It also saw passenger numbers rise by 6% in the first half of the year.
For the third year in succession, Genève Aéroport has been named as the most efficient of the European airports hosting less than 15 million passengers a year. Awarded by the experts of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), meeting in Taiwan, this distinction is based on an analysis of many parameters, including the quality of the infrastructure available , operational efficiency, the quality of services provided, routes served, and the level of airport charges.
The award, which honours the work of all employees and businesses of the airport site, demonstrates the importance that Genève Aéroport attaches to the qualitative development of its infrastructure.
In addition, more than 7 million passengers (7,099,555 to be exact) used Geneva's airport during the first half of 2012, an increase of 6% compared with the same period of the previous year.
Over the same period, movements (take-offs and landings) increased by less than 1.5% (1.42%) to 99,230. This figure confirms the trend seen for some years already showing that the number of movements is increasing considerably more slowly than the number of passengers. These changes are explained by the airlines tailoring capacity better to meet demand, better load factors and bigger planes.