Summer 2008 timetable: more than 100 destinations


With the Summer 2008 timetable, which starts on Sunday 30 March, 104 destinations, 80 of which are in Europe and 24 on other continents, will be served by direct scheduled flights from Geneva International Airport, thanks to 45 (including 28 European) airlines.

Among the main new features compared with the Summer 2007 timetable, it may be noted that GVA is seeing its opening to the East getting a boost, because the Geneva airline Flybaboo is opening two routes to Kiev and to Saint-Petersburg (four flights a week, while SWISS, for its part, will be flying to Bucharest (three times a week). Other new destinations include: the major Moroccan port of Tangiers, to which Flybaboo will fly once a week; the tourist destination Split (Croatia), which will be served by easyJet (three flights a week); and also Brindisi (two flights a week) by, an Italian "low cost" airline that is a newcomer to Geneva. Other new features: the SWISS daily service to Istanbul, the easyJet service to Oviedo (Asturias) three times a week, and also the return of Air France to Nice, with a daily flight. It may also be noted that some destinations served by Edelweiss charter flights will henceforth be accessible by scheduled flights (Antalya, Heraklion, Kos, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife).

Under the heading of increased flight frequencies, note particularly that Qatar Airways is bringing its Doha-Geneva-Newark round-trip connection up to six flights a week; Etihad Airways is increasing the number of its flights between Abu Dhabi and Geneva to four; Turkish Airways is bringing the number of its flights to Istanbul up to nine a week; and Lufthansa is doubling its daily flights to Hamburg.

London is still by far the city best connected to Geneva: its five airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton and Stansted) will be seeing 203 flights every week from and to GVA; with the two Parisian airports in second position with 112 flights, followed by Zurich (63 flights), Amsterdam (63), Frankfurt (49), Munich (42), Barcelona, and Madrid (42).