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Geneva Airport (GVA)

Geneva, Switzerland


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.

7,8

On-Time Performance

7

Quality of service

5,5

Passenger sentiment

GVA Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations


7,8

On-Time Performance

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
Basel 8.2
Zurich Airport 7.9
Lyon St-exupery Airport 6.7
Flight Delay Compensation

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.

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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.

Airline Score
1. British Airways
2. Air France
3. Swiss
4. Brussels Airlines
5. Easyjet

Most Popular Flight Routes

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:

Route Flights
disrupted
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.

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GVA Service & Quality Ratings


7

Quality of service

Geneva Cointrin airport ranks well for its Skytrax score, which is a quality performance rating of more than 500 airports. The Skytrax score measures each airport on a number of factors including terminal comfort and cleanliness, passenger facilities, and service ratings at check-in, security and customs among other things.

How Passengers feel about GVA Airport


5,5

Passenger sentiment

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.

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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.

Getting around GVA

Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at GVA

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, cancelled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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