Posted on May 3rd, 2022
Geneva International serves Geneva, Switzerland, and the French side from its location in Cointrin. The commercial terminal at Geneva Airport is divided into two parts: Terminal 1, with most flights, and the smaller seasonal Terminal 2. The airport also has a business aviation facility known as Terminal 3.
Passengers may access the GVA airport from Switzerland or France. Most of the facility is inside Switzerland, and its northern edge runs along the Swiss-French border.
Geneva Cointrin Airport has a single runway, handling one aircraft about every 90 seconds between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. In addition to private Terminal 3, 6 FBOs are present to take private jet and passenger traffic.
In 1919, the first landings at what is now Geneva Cointrin Airport occurred in the Cointrin grass strip outside the city. In 1945, the airport expansion extended the runway to 1,200 meters and a new terminal building. Further developments took place in the 1960s, and the airport expanded its facilities to accommodate its growing number of passengers. In 2001, the airport hosted its first EBACE exhibition, which continues at Palexpo.