02/17/2014

The hijacked Ethiopian aircraft

The hijacked Ethiopian Boeing 767 flew all around the airport a few times before landing, blocking all normal traffic

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02/14/2014

Global warming and the current weather

The current bad weather in Switzerland is as nothing compared to elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Is increasing air and road traffic related?

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02/05/2014

Travel to Sochi

With the winter games due to start soon, flights are leaving Geneva for Sochi. One company has jumped in.

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01/20/2014

Banks in Wall Street and elsewhere!

Le Matin Dimanche carried a couple of articles on banks and private jets. Geneva airport can be linked to both.

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01/16/2014

A cargo flight to Egypt

Just after 11 pm on Wednesday 15 January a large and noisy Airbus A300 took off over Vernier. However, we should not complain!

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01/09/2014

Yet another easyJet Switzerland aircraft

Last Sunday, 5 January 2014, an easyJet UK Airbus A320 flew empty to Geneva. It has now been re-registered as a Swiss easyJet aircraft.

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01/08/2014

Was Ben Ali's Falcon 900 back?

In December 2011 an unknown Tunisian aircraft, which I thought was a Falcon 900 of Ben Ali, left Geneva. It seems to be back again.

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01/07/2014

A Swiss diversion

It is not common for Swiss aircraft to be diverted to a different airport, so why was the Geneva to London City sent to Stansted?

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01/06/2014

Is anyone in your family electrosensitive?

On 28 December of last year the paper "Le Matin" talked about electromagnetic effects and how they affected one sensitive person.

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12/26/2013

Gatwick-Geneva on Christmas Eve!

On 24th December most Gatwick-Geneva flights were cancelled. With few flights on the 25th, what happened to the passengers?

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12/25/2013

The cyclone "Dirk" hit Gatwick airport hard

The cyclone DIRK, which brought record low pressure values, caused major air travel disruptions, particularly at Gatwick.

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12/23/2013

Environmental flying?

On Sunday 22 December Le Matin Dimanche commented on the many flights of the head of the Federal Environment Office.

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12/17/2013

Murphy's law hits the airport

It was unfortunate that the first weekend of incoming ski flights coincided with Geneva fog, making many airline passengers suffer.

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12/12/2013

Geneva: no noise from transport?

The study showing how many people may claim for excessive noise is reported everywhere except in this paper. Is noise no problem in Geneva?

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12/06/2013

Watching Apartheid disappear and Nelson Mandela arrive.

Visiting South Africa at regular 2-year intervals made it more easy to see what was apartheid and how it gradually disappeared.

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