AIR TRAFFIC REGULATION (PERMANENT)

In order to efficiently coordinate all types of flight operations at Geneva airport (Scheduled, Charter, General Aviation and Light Aircraft), a Prior Permission is Required (PPR) as a necessary requirement for flights not coordinated by Slot Coordination Switzerland.
 
Genève Aéroport has made available two internet based PPR Tools that allows operators to verify the available capacity.
 
Flights operations exempted from PPR:
 

  • Search and rescue flights, ambulance flights, police flight operations, Swiss military flights and official flights authorized by FOCA.

  • Flights diverting to Geneva for safety, weather, and urgent medical or technical reasons unless there are specific restrictions published in a NOTAM.

For both categories, unless the operation is an emergency, the planned movements must be communicated in advance to the Airport Authorities’ PPR office: opening hours Monday to Sunday, from 07:00 to 17:00 local time, +41 (0) 22 717 71 26.

Handling agent mandatory – reminder (all helicopter/aircraft types)

  • Commercial flight: Handling agent mandatory.

  • Non-commercial flight: After exiting the security restricted access area to the public area, the return to the aircraft is only possible with a handling agent (or without handling agent if the pilot is holding a valid Airport Identification Card (CIA) or a valid Crew Member Certificate (CMC), both duly validated by Geneva Airport Authorities. A flight crew license is not accepted).

  • South APRON: Handling agent mandatory (commercial AND non-commercial flights).

PPR GENERAL AVIATION - Procedure

  1. Check PPR availability (Links below).

  2. Book PPR slot(s) according to below mentioned rules.

  3. For helicopters parking reservation mandatory.

  4. Indicate PPR number in the field 18 of flight plan.

  5. Inform without any delay all modifications of arrival/departure time or flight cancellation.

(Procedure based on AIP and Local Rule at Geneva Airport - Airport Slot Management for Business and General Aviation).

Aircraft movements: Time limits & how to book

Aircraft commercial flights time limits:

  • IFR: booking possible starting 5 days in advance.

  • VFR: booking possible starting 1 day in advance.

Aircraft non-commercial flights time limits:

  • IFR: booking possible starting 5 days in advance.
  • VFR: booking possible only the day of operation.

How to book aircraft movements:

  • With handling agent: PPR Booking only via the handling agent.

  • Without handling agent: PPR booking only by phone with the Airport Operations Center at +41 (0) 22 717 71 26 during office hours.​

Helicopter movements: Time limits & how to book

Helicopter commercial flights time limits:

  • IFR and VFR: booking possible starting 5 days in advance.

​Helicopter non-commercial flights time limits:

  • IFR and VFR: booking possible only the day of operation.

How to book helicopter movements:

  • IFR: PPR Booking only via the handling agent.

  • VFR: PPR booking only by phone with the Airport Operations Center at +41 (0) 22 717 71 26 during office hours.​

On-line Consultation

Questions: contact ppr@gva.ch.