The 2016-2017 Winter Catalogue promotes getaways off the beaten paths


24.10.2016

Starting with the transition to winter time, 30 October 2016, Genève Aéroport brigs novelties in its air service catalogue. Overall, 49 airlines will link Geneva to 106 destinations.

Beyond its vocation to serve the interests of Geneva and its region, and particularly answering the demand in the sectors of business trips, tourism, leisure and “ethnic” niches, Genève Aéroport will offer this winter a few atypical destinations to satisfy the travellers’ thirst of a change of scenery in its catchment area.

Main operator in Geneva, the easyJet airline is still expanding its network by offering two weekly flights to Krakow (Poland) and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), as well as one flight a week to Inverness (Scotland). The same company extends its flights during the winter season to Palermo (Sicily). 

Already served from Geneva for several seasons by different airlines, the cities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Düsseldorf, Munich, and Rome will be served by Flybe, Jet 2, Air Berlin, easyJet and Vueling, respectively, while Etihad Regional will also propose an extension of its flight to Ibiza (the Balearics).

Increases in frequency are also announced to Athens (Aegean), Barcelona (Vueling), East Midlands, (Jet2) et Manchester (Jet 2). 
During the winter, Emirates will maintain its second daily flight to Dubai, launched in June 2016.

While several airlines have announced their willingness to rejuvenate their fleet (with quieter airplanes, less greedy in kerosene), others express their willingness to operate larger aircraft (which will continue to limit the increase in the number of movements, although passenger traffic continues to grow).
This winter, Qatar Airways will however remain the only company to exploit the new B787 “Dreamliner” in Geneva, with its flights to Doha.

The strategic choices made by airlines to adapt to a constantly changing and facing strong competition environment also induced a few withdrawals or reductions in frequency. 
This is the case of Swiss and Etihad Regional, which withdraw a few flights.
Connections to Antwerp (Chalair), Cluj (Wizzair) and Cork (Aer Lingus) also disappear from the catalogue of destinations offered from Geneva.

Overall, 49 airlines will link Geneva to 106 destinations during the winter season, which will last until 25.03.2017.

All information about destinations from Geneva are available at www.gva.ch/network.