Geneva Cointrin: private jet hire

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Geneva Cointrin: introduction

Located in the city of Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva Cointrin International Airport is one of Europe’s busiest and most important airports. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., it is a major hub for international and domestic travel. With its modern facilities and world-class infrastructure, Geneva Cointrin airport welcomes millions of passengers every year. Whether for business or pleasure, this airport offers a smooth and pleasant travel experience. Find out more about Geneva Cointrin airport with AEROAFFAIRES.

History of Geneva Cointrin airport

In 1919, Geneva’s Grand Council passed a law to establish an airfield some 4 kilometers north of the city, near the village of Cointrin. On September 23, 1920, the first aircraft landed there. In 1945, the runway was extended and in 1946, the first terminal was inaugurated.

A land swap with France led to continued expansion of the airport in the 1950s. Between 1960 and 1990, the facilities were extended several times to accommodate the growing number of passengers.

In 2001, the airport established itself as a leading business terminal by hosting the first EBACE air show. Since then, this international event has been held here every year.

In 2023, according to EBAA, Geneva Cointrin Airport will rank as the third busiest private airport in Europe. It is also the leading European route with the Paris – Le Bourget – Geneva Cointrin connection. Its 3.9-kilometer runway is the longest in Switzerland. It is also one of the largest in Europe.

Today, Geneva Cointrin airport remains a crucial air hub. Thanks to its strategic location and facilities, Geneva Cointrin airport continues to attract millions of passengers.

How do I get to Geneva Cointrin by private jet?

For travelers who prefer comfort and flexibility, private aviation offers an ideal solution for getting to Geneva Cointrin. Passengers can avoid the queues and constraints of commercial flights, while enjoying a personalized, high-end travel experience.

At Geneva Cointrin airport, Terminal 3 is dedicated to private passengers. Passengers enjoy exclusive access to FBOs (private terminals). These terminals offer exclusive facilities and services such as VIP lounges, concierge services and ground transfers. In addition, AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized ground transfer services to ensure a smooth and exclusive journey.

What’s more, for travelers looking for quick access to the Alpine peaks, the airport offers a heliport for helicopter transfers. These transfers turn the majestic Alps into destinations accessible in just a few minutes. AEROAFFAIRES can organize helicopter transfers to suit your needs.

As the airport has only one runway, take-off and landing slots are strictly regulated. Air traffic is also dense during peak hours. However, if no slots are available, we’ll suggest landing at one of Geneva’s nearest airports, either Annecy or Chambéry. Lausanne Blécherette, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., is also suitable for short flights within Europe and offers great flexibility. Located only an hour’s drive from Geneva, it can be an interesting alternative.

Pets are also accepted at Geneva Cointrin airport, in compliance with current regulations.

In short, private aviation offers speed and efficiency for flights to and from Geneva Cointrin, avoiding the hassle of commercial flights and benefiting from high-quality, personalized service.

Discover private jet charter in Geneva Cointrin with AEROAFFAIRES !

Experts in private aircraft charter, AEROAFFAIRES offers VIP, personalized service at the best price. Whatever aircraft you’re looking for, your dedicated flight consultant will provide you with 24/7 assistance up to 2 hours before your flight.

Nearly 95,000 passengers have already flown with AEROAFFAIRES, on more than 20,000 different private aircraft. Traveling with AEROAFFAIRES also means supporting our Sky CO2 program, which helps finance the preservation of ecosystems in France.

Fill in our online quote, or contact us by telephone on +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82 or by e-mail: charter@aeroaffaires.com.

Price estimate for the rental of a private jet

From To Duration Plane Price Seats Price per passenger
Paris Geneva Cointrin 01:00 CESSNA CITATION MUSTANG Very Light Jets 3 800€ 4 950€
Milan Linate Geneva Cointrin 00:55 PILATUS PC-12 Turboprop Aircrafts 4 500€ 6 750€
London Geneva Cointrin 01:25 PILATUS PC-24 Light Jets 5 000€ 8 628€

Useful information

Coordinates:

  • GPS : 46.2381° N, 6.1082° E
  • Airport Code : GVA/LSGG
  • IATA Code : GVA
  • ICAO Code : LSGG
  • Latitude: 46°14′18″ N
  • Longitude: 006°06′34″ E
  • Altitude: 430 m
  • Runway length: 3,900 m

The length of the runway can accommodate all types of jets, from ultra-light private jets, such as the Embraer Phenom 100, to long-haul flights like the Airbus A320.

Opening hours: the airport is open from 4am to midnight. However, for noise reasons, flights are only operated between 6am and 10pm.

Geneva Cointrin airport has several FBOs, including :

These FBOs offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Concierge services
  • Catering
  • Rest room
  • Conference rooms
  • Lounge
  • Wifi
  • Luggage services
  • Car rental
  • Showers
  • Hotel reservations
  • Customs and immigration
  • Pets allowed

Location & access

Geneva Cointrin airport is located 4 kilometers northwest of the city. Travel time to the city center by car is about 15 minutes.

AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized ground transfer services to ensure a smooth journey.

The airport also has a heliport to facilitate helicopter transfers and optimize travel time to your final destination.

AEROAFFAIRES will organize your helicopter transfers according to your specific needs.

Recommandations

For your stay in Geneva, AEROAFFAIRES recommends the Beau-Rivage Genève hotel or the Four Seasons, the city’s emblematic address on the shores of Lake Geneva.

For fine dining, head to the Bayview by Michel Roth restaurant. If you’d like to continue the evening in a chic and trendy cocktail bar, Glow Bar + Art is the place to be.

Finally, don’t miss a visit to the Patek Philippe Museum, where impressive timepieces are on display.

During your stay, you can also discover Geneva’s famous jet d’eau, located right in the heart of the harbor.

Finally, AEROAFFAIRES recommends a point-to-point helicopter rental service to link your arrival airport to the city center, an opportunity to discover the city from the air and make the most of your time.

  • How long does it take to get to Geneva Cointrin airport before departure?

    We recommend arriving 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time for your private jet flights from Geneva.

  • What are the current regulations on transporting pets?

    Regulations for transporting pets depend on the itinerary. Generally speaking, the minimum documents required are the animal’s passport, health record and proof of microchip. Some destinations, such as Ireland or Malta, require deworming.

  • What types of private jet can take off and land at Geneva Cointrin?

    Geneva Cointrin airport’s 3900-meter runway can accommodate all types of aircraft.

  • Which airlines serve Geneva Cointrin airport?

    Numerous airlines serve Geneva Cointrin airport, including commercial and private airlines, operating both domestic and international flights.

  • What are the alternative airports to Geneva Cointrin?

    In the event of heavy traffic and unavailable landing slots, passengers can use the alternative airports of Lausanne, Chambery or Annecy.

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