Geneva Airport (GVA)
Geneva Cointrin is the 31st best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 17 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the second busiest airport in Switzerland.
Quality of service
GVA Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays Compensation
Almost 200 flights depart from Geneva Cointrin daily. The average flight delay percentage for the airport was 22% in 2016, which is less than at London Gatwick but more than at Frankfurt International Airport. London Heathrow is the destination that receives the largest traffic from Geneva Cointrin. Last year, less than 0.3% of all flights departing from the airport were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours). For delays longer than 3 hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to 600€. Alternatively, if you are denied boarding at Geneva Cointrin due to an overbooked flight you also may be entitled to up to 600€. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling at Geneva Cointrin airport.
On-time performance for nearby airports
For delays longer than 3 hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to 600€. Alternatively, if you are denied boarding at Geneva Cointrin due to an overbooked flight you also may be entitled to up to 600€. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling at Geneva Cointrin airport.
|Nearby Airport||On-Time Performance|
|Zurich Airport||Zurich, CH||7.9|
|Lyon St-exupery Airport||Lyon, FR||6.7|
Had a Delayed or Cancelled Flight from GVA Airport?
Every year, around 20% of flights departing from Geneva Cointrin are delayed or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last 3 years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to 600€ in compensation.
Flights from GVA
Geneva Cointrin is the 2nd busiest airport in Switzerland, with around 200 flights departing every day. Easyjet, Swiss and British Airways are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from Geneva Cointrin airport.
Most Popular Flight Routes
|1.||GVA to LHR (London Heathrow Airport, London , United Kingdom)|
|2.||GVA to LGW (London Gatwick Airport, London , United Kingdom)|
|3.||GVA to ZRH (Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland)|
|4.||GVA to CDG (Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France)|
|5.||GVA to BRU (Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium)|
Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from GVA
Since around 20% of flights out of Geneva Cointrin airport are delayed or canceled, you’re likely to arrive at your destination with some delay. There are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often than others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:
|1.||GVA to INV (Inverness, Inverness, United Kingdom)||62%|
|2.||GVA to YUL (Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int Airport, Montreal, Canada)||59%|
|3.||GVA to SAW (Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul, Turkey)||50%|
Had a flight delay from GVA in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.
Did you know that any delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from Geneva Cointrin airport, you could be eligible for up to 600€ in compensation for delays, cancellations or overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.
How Passengers feel about GVA Airport
We analyzed passenger’s opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from Geneva Cointrin, and the overall satisfaction level was 5.5 on a scale of 10, making it less satisfactory than other major european airports, like Madrid Barajas or Dusseldorf airport.
Travelled through GVA recently? Tell us more about your experience! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
About GVA Airport
A hub for passengers traveling through Europe, with flight routes to both local and international destinations.
GVA Airport Location
The airport is 4 km from the Geneva city centre. There is a railway station with trains to Geneva-Cornavin station, and other cities in Switzerland.
- Airport IATA Code: GVA
- Address: Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Suisse
- Contact: 0041227177111