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Geneva Airport Code GVA

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LAT / LON 46°14'17"N / 6°6'32"E


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Station ID: LSGG
Observation Time: 03/06/2021 11:57 am

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About Geneva Airport Code

Geneva Airport code is GVA. This airport code is derived from Geneva city in Switzerland where it is based. Its elevation above sea level is 430 meters. 

About Geneva Airport (GVA)

Geneva Airport (GVA) is colloquially known as Cointrin Airport (GVA). It is one of the busiest airports in the country serving over 15 million passengers. It is a hub for Swiss International Air Lines and EasyJet Switzerland.

Geneva Airport (GVA) Runways

Geneva Airport (GVA) is serviced by two runways:

04/22 3,900 m concrete

04L/22R 823 m grass/earth

These runways handle 187,162 aircraft movements annually along with passenger traffic of over 17 million. 

Geneva Airport (GVA) Terminal

There are three terminals at the airport: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. 

Terminal 1 is the primary terminal that handles most of the operations while Terminal 2 is used only seasonally. Terminal 3 is a business aviation facility. 

Nearest Airports to Geneva Airport (GVA)

  • Annecy Airport (34km)
  • Chambery Airport (69km)
  • Sion Airport (94km)
  • Lyon (France) Airport (97km)
  • Dole Tavaux Airport (104km)

Major Airlines Operating from Geneva Airport (GVA)

  • Aegean Airlines 
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroflot
  • Air Algerie
  • airBaltic
  • Air Canada
  • Air China 
  • Air France
  • Air France Hop
  • Air Glaciers
  • Air Malta
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air Serbia

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04-22 12,795 ft 164 ft Concrete Yes
04L-22R 2,700 ft 98 ft Other “GRASS CAUTION: ATC do NOT apply wake turbulence separation!” Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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