Update 15:15 Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva’s Cointrin Airport had nearly twice its normal traffic over the weekend, 19-20 December, thanks to winter weather and holidays.
Charter flights, notably from the UK and planes rerouted from Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels because of heavy snow at those airports brought 100,000 people through Geneva over the weekend, rather than the normal 30,000 a day, an airport spokesperson told ATS news agency.
Snow in Geneva forced the airport to close for 30 minutes Sunday to allow workers to clean the runways, reports TSR (Fre).
There is good news for some Geneva airport travellers over the holidays.
The new extension to the Y bus line last week means that more than 40 communities in France and Switzerland are now linked to the airport by the line. Ferney-Maire and Val-Thoiry, with stops at Cern (European Nuclear Research Centre) on the French-Swiss border, have been added. The line is part of the airport’s development plan that includes increasing access by public transport.
Y bus line: details and stops