01/31/2012

Despite the airport spin, snow causes problems

teletext_20120131.JPGAnother few inches of snow causes many flights to be delayed. Apparently, however, this is unknown to the airport spokesman, who claims that flights are mostly on-time.

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01/29/2012

Les Verts et l'aéroport

Après leur échec aux élections de l'année dernière, le parti des Verts doit se repositionner. Quelle sera leur attitude sur l'expansion continuelle de l'aéroport de Genève?

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01/28/2012

Rich and poor private jets

On Thursday 26 January, two interesting private jets came to Geneva: one big Airbus 318 from the Gulf region and one Embraer Legacy 600 from Greece.

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01/26/2012

How green is my airport?

After their relatively poor showing in the last elections, the Green Party needs to redefine itself. Next Monday, Yvan Rochat will say how the Green Party views Geneva airport.

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01/25/2012

Geneva to Tenerife via Geneva

An aircraft making a U-turn to return to Geneva is rare but not exceptional. However, when other traffic is stopped to let it land then it is more serious than most.

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01/24/2012

Another airline drops Geneva

In the plethora of gloomy predictions in "Le Temps" today, 24 January, was the news that Gulf Air is to stop its Geneva-Bahrain service. Hard times coming?

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01/21/2012

Brits weekend easyJetting to nightclubs

Last week's Sunday Times mentioned 20,000 British weekend travellers taking easyJet flights to Berlin. An easyJet advert seems to suggest that there are other nightclub places!

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01/20/2012

Noise pollution and happiness

Last Tuesday, 17 January, the Times newspaper did not arrive in Geneva. Pity, because you could have read a journalist's 5 steps to happiness (and they don't cost a penny).

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01/19/2012

Meryl Streep: then and now

Yesterday, 18 January, TSR2 showed the beautiful film "Out of Africa", including some exquisite aerial photography. Meryl Streep was fantastic then, and still is now.

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01/17/2012

A Nice Swiss problem!

Yesterday, 16 January, the late easyJet flight to Nice was cancelled. An enquiry shows that this was due to a strike by Nice employees of Swissport, affecting many flights.

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01/16/2012

Berlin and Djerba: a tale of two cities!

Berlin and Djerba need tourists for their economy, but in both places there are objections to the behaviour of these tourists: debauchery in Berlin and bikinis in Djerba!

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01/15/2012

Geneva private bank big jet?

A frequent visitor to Geneva and Zurich is a big Boeing 737 apparently belonging to the Safra Group, which has a private bank in Geneva. The bank has an interesting history.

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01/12/2012

Swiss air traffic helps Global Warming!

All of the Swiss airports have seen strong growth in 2011. This means that the air traffic contribution to global warming is increasing. Could Geneva become like Beijing?

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01/11/2012

Air traffic to the East in 2012?

As Europe continues towards a Euro crisis, air traffic to and from the East seems to be growing. Scheduled passenger flights to and from Russia are an obvious example.

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01/09/2012

Old aircraft pollute late at night!

Last week this paper asked if Geneva airport was the principal polluter in the canton. The response of the airport spokesman was rapidly shown to be rather inexact!

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