Genève Aéroport's new timetables for the 2012 summer season came into effect on 25 March and they bring lots of pleasant surprises, with new routes, existing destinations served by new companies and increased frequencies in flights to thirty or so airports, as well as a significant volume of charter traffic. In total, 47 companies will be serving 105 airports, 81 of them in Europe and 24 on other continents.
- easyJet, Tunisair and Darwin will be serving respectively Bilbao (Spain, 3 per week), Enfidha (Tunisia, 1 per week) and Genoa (Italy, 11 per week). These are all new routes not previously operated from Geneva.
- Some destinations already served from Geneva by certain companies will now also be offered by other airlines. For example: Athens (easyJet 3 per week, in addition to SWISS 14 per week), Berlin (Lufthansa 12 per week, in addition to easyJet 10 per week), Catania (easyJet 2 per week, instead of Air Malta), Luxembourg (Darwin 11 per week, in addition to Luxair 16 per week), Nice (SWISS 21 per week, in addition to easyJet 30 per week), Prague (CSA, a newcomer to Genève, 8 per week, in addition to SWISS 7 per week), Santiago de Compostella (Iberia, 1 per week, in addition to easyJet 4 per week), Venice (easyJet 3 per week, in addition to Darwin 7 per week).
Please note also that Madrid is now served by Air Europa. Another newcomer to Geneva, the company will be offering 14 flights per week, in addition to the flights already operated by easyJet, SWISS and Iberia.
- Increased frequencies are now available to Ajaccio, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Jeddah, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Hamburg, Hurghada, Kiev, London Gatwick, Luxembourg, Madrid, Moscow, Nice, Olbia, Palma de Majorca, Pristina, Riyadh, Stockholm, Tel Aviv and Venice. Particularly noteworthy are the increases for Copenhagen (SAS, from 11 to 18 per week), Florence (Darwin, from 4 to 6 per week), Madrid (SWISS from 14 to 21 per week), Stockholm (SAS from 6 to 9 per week) and Venice (Darwin from 4 to 7 per week).
- During the summer season, charter flights will be offered by various tour operators to Antalya (Turkey), Cagliari (Sardinia), Calvi and Figari (Corsica), Catania (Sicily), Cos, Rhodes, Santorini, Volos and Mykonos (Greece), Tunis, Djerba, Monastir and Enfidha (Tunisia), Heraklion (Crete), Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Ibiza and Palma de Majorca (Balearics), Larnaca (Cyprus), Las Palmas, (Canaries), Mersa Matruh (Egypt), Olbia (Sardinia), Oujda/Saïdia (Morocco), Pristina (Kosovo), Reykjavik/Keflavik (Iceland), Tenerife (Canaries) and Tetouan (Morocco).
The brochure for the destinations served by Genève Aéroport is now available at www.gva.ch/network