Geneva Airport's grand plans

Once a quirky hodgepodge of terminal design, the Swiss facility is currently undergoing transformative works, as Matteo Legnani reports

Geneva
In 2021, Geneva welcomed 5,923,035 passengers, a 67% drop on pre-crisis levels, but an improvement on 2020
MATTEO LEGNANI
img_62-2.jpg
The site has been a centre for aviation in the region for more than 100 years
GENÈVE AÉROPORT
img_63-6.jpg
A busy day on the apron at Geneva Airport in 1958
GENÈVE AÉROPORT

Walking through Geneva Airport (GVA) today is akin to travelling through five decades of passenger terminal evolution, but this fascinating setup won’t last for much longer – a major part of the existing building will be replaced by 2032.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below