The switch to summer time during the night of Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 March 2015 makes it possible to connect Geneva to 19 new destinations. Some airlines have started recently to fly to destinations historically served by others, and some cities are being served more frequently. All in all, 53 airlines will be flying to some 139 destinations.
With the switch to summer time, Geneva will be connected to new destinations that include Ankara, Bodrum and Izmir (Turkey), Antwerp (Belgium), Bologna (Italy), Figari (Corsica-France), Cluj (Romania ), Mahon (Menorca, Balearic Isles), Newcastle (UK), Palermo (Sicily), Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, and Zante (Greece), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Skopje (Macedonia), and Sofia (Bulgaria).
Some destinations already served in the past will now be operated simultaneously by other airlines. This is the case for Algiers, Biarritz, Calvi, Dublin, Florence, Lugano, Stockholm, Valencia (with the deployment of SWISS), Antalya (Sun Express), Barcelona (Vueling), Cagliari, Olbia and Venice (Etihad Regional), Hamburg, Reykjavik and Vienna (easyJet), Heraklion (Aegean Airlines), or Marseille and Stuttgart (CSA).
The number of flights to more than 45 airports, served by many airlines, is increasing by 1 to 5 round trips a week.
Altogether, 53 airlines will be active at Genève Aéroport from Sunday, 29 March 2015, flying to some 139 destinations.
Competition between the airlines to some destinations is leading to price drops that benefit travellers.
The effects of the strong franc look most likely to give clear pride of place to eurozone destinations such as Italy, Spain and Portugal, but more particularly Greece.
The Balkans are also benefiting from the expanded offer from Geneva.
According to initial estimates, long-haul flights to North America, China and the major hubs of the Persian Gulf are almost certain to experience high load factors.