Geneva Airport Informational Guide to Geneva Airport - GVA - Non Official

Our Review of Geneva Airport (GVA)

Our Review of Geneva Airport (GVA)

At Plan Your Trips, we have analyzed hundreds of airports around the world, gaining a clear understanding of what users expect when visiting an airport. With this know-how, we have created this guide, placing passengers at the forefront of everything, aiming to simplify and enhance the airport experience.

In this Guide,our goal is to present information in a manner that is both quick and reliable. Recognizing that passengers often have limited time and may be in a hurry, we strive to ensure that they do not waste time unnecessarily.

Another key focus of our guide is to highlight the strengths of the airport and also the weaknesses, and in some cases, offer recommendations to travelers. In alignment with this approach, we provide users with aggregated information on delays and on-time performance, analyzing both airlines and individual flights.

Pros and Cons of Geneva Airport (GVA)


Location: Geneva Airport is located only at 4 km from the city center, making it easily accessible.

European Connectivity: It offers several routes around metropolitan European cities, as well as some long-haul routes to North America, Middle East, Africa and China.

Retailers: shops and restaurants are one of the best offers of the Airport.


Dealing with information at the Airport: At Geneva Airport there is a lot of infomration regarding french sector and can be a little confusing. It is an easy Airport to pass by.

Private transportation: It is not the most economic airport where to use private transportation to get to your preferred destination. However, it is very close to Geneva, which is perfect for using public transportation for your choice.

There is only 1 runway, even that is one of the Europe’s biggests ones, in rush hours sometimes it is not enough

Mini-Guide of the Airport (2' Guide)

- There are two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Main terminal is T1, recently renovated. Terminal 2 is smaller and operates seasonally. Both terminals are located between a short walk.

- Transport to and from Geneva: Geneva Airport is one of the best connected airports that you can find. Public transportation to Geneva by train, bus and also private trnasfers or taxis. But also trnasportation to many cities and areas around.

- Check-in Areas: Check-in areas in Geneva Airport are located inside the main buildings at the terminals.

Terminal 1: The check-in area is located on level C.
Terminal 2 check-in is located just entenring the building. Keep in mind that is a small terminal and only seasonally used.

- You can choose your preferred lounge from the 7 different options located throughout the airport. Expect to find food, refreshments, and a nice seating area while waiting for your flight.

How we calculate On Time Performance

On various pages of our website, you will encounter a metric widely utilized in aviation and other forms of transportation known as OTP (On Time Performance). We believe that providing this metric assists passengers in planning their trips and exploring alternatives before purchasing their flight tickets.

We calculate the On Time Performance for all flights and airlines, when we have enough data to do so. In certain instances, it may not be feasible to accurately compute the On-Time Performance for a specific flight or airline due to inadequate or non-representative data, which could result in misleading conclusions.

Our calculation of On Time Performance and delay information solely relies on arrival times. This approach is chosen over calculating departure delays, as we consider arrival punctuality to be of primary concern to passengers.

The On Time Performance displayed on our website is calculated as follows:

  • On Time: Flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time, or earlier. In the absence of data for a specific flight, we assume the flight arrives on time, to avoid penalizing airlines for data unavailability.
  • Moderate Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Significant Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Major Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay exceeding 60 minutes.
  • Average Delay: The average delay is calculated by considering flights that arrive early as having a delay of 0 minutes. Early arrivals do not contribute to reducing the average delay calculation

Some Stats

Annual Passengers Evolution

Airlines with more flight operations (last 3 months)


42% (Total flights analyzed: 7470)


16% (Total flights analyzed: 2810)

British Airways

5% (Total flights analyzed: 811)

Air France

4% (Total flights analyzed: 663)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

3% (Total flights analyzed: 531)

Airlines with best on-time performance at Geneva Airport (last 3 months)

Considering all airlines:

Wizz Air

100% (Total flights analyzed: 29)

Wizz Air Malta

100% (Total flights analyzed: 32)


100% (Total flights analyzed: 6)

Air Baltic

100% (Total flights analyzed: 5)

92% (Total flights analyzed: 149)

Kuwait Airways

92% (Total flights analyzed: 37)


92% (Total flights analyzed: 167)

LOT Polish Airlines

91% (Total flights analyzed: 183)

Brussels Airlines

91% (Total flights analyzed: 245)

Considering only airlines with more than 10 flights/week:

92% (Total flights analyzed: 149)


92% (Total flights analyzed: 167)

LOT Polish Airlines

91% (Total flights analyzed: 183)

Brussels Airlines

91% (Total flights analyzed: 245)


88% (Total flights analyzed: 481)


87% (Total flights analyzed: 134)

Turkish Airlines

85% (Total flights analyzed: 275)

Austrian Airlines

84% (Total flights analyzed: 174)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

82% (Total flights analyzed: 188)

Ethiopian Airlines

78% (Total flights analyzed: 132)

Routes with more flights from Geneva Airport (last month)

London - LHR (United Kingdom): 326
Zurich - ZRH (Switzerland): 244
Amsterdam - AMS (Netherlands): 233
Porto - OPO (Portugal): 230
Paris - CDG (France): 218
Frankfurt - FRA (Germany): 205
Lisbon - LIS (Portugal): 200
Brussels - BRU (Belgium): 196
Barcelona - BCN (Spain): 176
Madrid - MAD (Spain): 169