With the 2005-2006 Winter timetable, which starts on Sunday 30 October 2005, there will be 87 destinations served by direct scheduled flights from Geneva International Airport - 68 in Europe and 19 on the other continents - compared with 82 for the 2004-2005 Winter timetable.
Among the new features not on the previous Winter timetable, easyJet will be flying to eight new destinations: Lisbon (Portugal), Malaga (Spain) from 1 November, Bournemouth, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London-Stansted (UK) from 15 December, and Dortmund (FRG) from 17 December. With twenty-four destinations, easyJet establishes its position as the leading air carrier at Geneva International Airport.
Other new destinations added to the 2005-2006 Winter timetable include Exeter and Norwich, also in the UK, destinations delivered by the company FlyBe. They will start on the 17th of December, thus bringing the number of UK airports linked to Geneva to twenty!
Another highlight is the increase in flight frequencies compared with the 2004-2005 Winter timetable. Like Aer Lingus, which will henceforth be flying five times a week to Dublin; Aeroflot, with eight flights to Moscow; Air France, with a daily flight to Nantes; Continental Airlines, whose New York-Newark connection will also become daily; Royal Jordanian, which will be connecting Geneva to Amman four times a week; and finally, the recent code-sharing agreement between Flybaboo and Darwin Airlines, which will mean that the Ticino airline will be providing four flights a day between Geneva and Lugano for the two carriers.
All in all, that makes forty-six scheduled airlines, thirty-three of them European, that will be flying during that period to and from Geneva International Airport.