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GVA's Low-cost Terminal To Open In 2005  
User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3305 times:

Geneva airport's management has decided to go ahead with the re-opening of the old 1930's charter terminal, for use by low-cost carriers from Nov. 2005.
LCC's who chose to move to the simpler and no-frills building (no air-conditioning, no shops, no lounge etc..) will pay a smaller user fee than the airlines who elect to stay in the main terminal.

easyJet will be the big user of the low-cost terminal, and Virgin Express has expressed interest.

Here's the full story, in French only at the moment,
http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=200002&sid=5055881

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User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3290 times:

My question is if the lower fees charged to Easyjet and Virgin Express will be reflected in their fares. My bet is that those carriers will not pass along those savings to the pax, rather will pocket the difference.

I am not a big fan of European LCCs but I favour the initiative as moving their customers to terminal 2 will un-crowd terminal 1 and do away with all those obnoxious British holiday skiers who flock to GVA on Easyjet every year. Looking forward to getting rid of the LCC crowd and all the horrendous orange Easyjet uniforms.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3282 times:

no shops? no restaurants? now thats a boring terminal...


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Will GVA not lose money by doing this?

The move will mean that the airport is earning less money from easyJet and other LCC's plus a big loss in revenue from the reduced numbers using the shops/restaurants in the existing terminal.



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

No, as in order to benefit from a lower rate, airlines which will use terminal 2 must sign a contract that guarantees a certain percentage of annual traffic growth, and therefore increased tax revenues for the airport,

User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

This sounds very cool. Just the idea of not ripping down the history of the airport to put up a new "state-of-the-art" terminal perks my interest.


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Does this mean that we could see many more LCC in GVA?Such as Ryanair, Air Berlin etc. etc.

User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

I thing GVA should think about building a second runway if they really want to grow up.  Big grin  Big grin

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Wasn't Ryanair interested in Annecy at one time to build up a hub there?
Be sure they would call it Geneva  Big grin

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Oh no, Ryanair would use Payerne airport (quite sure no-ones knows where it is outside the few Swiss on a.net) and call it Geneva-Zurich-Basel International Airport..... it's where the Pope landed a few weeks ago in an Alitalia Airbus 319 or 320 for its visit to Switzerland

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Believe me they would!! Big grin But it's a military airport so they are not allowed.

Cheers,
RJ100



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