In the coming weeks, air services in Geneva will expand considerably for the summer season, with a restart of many direct flights and the return of airlines. In total, more than 100 destinations will once more be served by around 40 carriers.
Overall, travel restrictions are being released and it is becoming significantly easier to travel, especially in Europe. Several countries - such as Spain, Greece and Croatia - have announced simplified entry for vaccinated customers. Similarly, Switzerland has just confirmed that the return will be possible without quarantine and without testing for residents vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as for people who have recovered from the infection.
The air network will be particularly dense for all Mediterranean countries. About ten destinations are covered by direct flights in Spain, throughout the country including the Balearics and the Canaries. Many flights are also planned for Portugal with, in addition to the mainland, direct flights to the Azores (SWISS) for a change of scenery. Italy (major cities, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily), Greece (including islands and Crete) and other Balkan countries will also be served.
Turkey will be really well connected this summer, with for example five airlines flying to Antalya and new destinations such as Izmir (Turkish Airlines, SunExpress) and Kayseri (Turkish Airlines). In North Africa, Morocco is expected to open in early June, with the addition of a new airline from Geneva (AirArabia), as well as Tunisia. Several flights per week are also planned for the islands of Cyprus and Malta.
In more temperate regions, several airlines have also announced their return for this summer. This is the case of Icelandair to Reykjavik (2x per week) or Finnair to Helsinki (3x). There will also be more connections to Central Europe, Russia or Scandinavia. The major "hubs" and the main European capitals will once again be better connected with Geneva, like Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels or London, which will have several flights per day.
Finally, the long-haul network is recovering, although it has not yet reached the same magnitude as before the crisis. Emirates has strengthened its programme with a daily flight to Dubai, while Ethiopian Airlines and Etihad Airways still offer three flights per week to their respective hub.
Genève Aéroport helps you preparing your holidays and your visits with family and friends for summer 2021, by providing an informative page as complete as possible on the detailed flight program in July and August: www.gva.ch/summer2021.
These information are of course subject to modification and airlines’ websites remain binding for all reservations. Genève Aéroport is also making every effort to ensure that travel can resume in the best sanitary and operational conditions.