With the 2004-2005 Winter timetable coming into effect on Sunday 31 October, 82 destinations will be connected by direct scheduled flights from Geneva International Airport - 62 in Europe and 20 on the other continents, compared with only 68 for the previous Winter schedule.
Among the new additions to be noted is an intercontinental one: Kuwait Airways will be extending its flight from Kuwait to Chicago via Geneva twice a week, thus making Chicago a new US destination for Geneva International Airport. There will be flights to the big city on the shores of Lake Michigan on Mondays and Thursdays, with return journeys on Tuesdays and Fridays, using Airbus A340-300s.
EasyJet, for its part, will henceforth be adding daily flights to -Alicante, Berlin, Bristol, Budapest, Madrid, Newcastle and Rome on top of its usual destinations; the Geneva airline FlyBaboo will have a daily flight to Prague; Air Baltic will be connecting Riga to Geneva International Airport three times a week; and Twin Jet will continue the services to Marseilles that it was operating for Helvetic Wings with two flights a day.
Connections between Geneva and the British Isles will be stepped up as new companies and new destinations come on line. First, EU Jet will be flying from Kent once a day and from Shannon once a week; Flyglobespan will be arriving four times a week from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Forty-nine airlines, thirty seven of them European, will be connecting Geneva International Airport during that period.