07/19/2016

Long-haul (night?) flights

Now that OFAC has opened the door for airport expansion, what will be the next destinations and at what time.

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06/17/2015

From June more late takeoffs

The airport always emphasises that there are no scheduled departures after 10 pm, so why are there so many jets leaving after 11 pm?

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08/11/2014

Emirates increases capacity and noise to Dubai.

On the site of Geneva airport Emirates announces increased capacity to Dubai, using only the larger Boeing B777 aircraft.

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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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02/26/2012

Dasnair made a loud nioise over Vernier

When a Dasnair private jet took off very late at night against the normal traffic flow I asked them for an explanation. As usual, they gave none: do they not care about Vernier?

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02/13/2012

Air Mauritius: repeated problems

For a third time this year, problems affected one of the old and noisy Airbus A340-300 aircraft of Air Mauritius. Will they ever buy newer, quieter aircraft?

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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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06/25/2011

Reason has finally prevailed.

For years ARAG and others have argued that the scheduling of the late evening Air Mauritius flight is unreasonable. The airport management has finally concurred, though not for this summer.

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04/22/2011

Large visitors this month

This April the aircraft spotters may have seen several large, unusual and often noisy aircraft coming to Geneva, including two massive Lockheed Hercules. How do they know in advance?

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04/16/2011

Air Mauritius : problems again!

Yet again, passengers on the weekly flight of Air Mauritius have had to suffer a long delay. Many will have had the pleasure of a night in a Geneva hotel and a day at the airport.

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02/23/2011

Tons more freight and noise!

The Boeing 747 of Jade Cargo, taking freicht to China, is now completely full, very heavy and climbs slowly. The noise of its takeoff is also climbing!

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02/13/2011

Air Mauritius, Air Zimbabwe

To be compared with Air Zimbabwe is considered as a stigma. The short-sighted choice by Air Mauritius for their long-haul flight shows that they are also astigmatic!

 

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02/08/2011

An aircraft that flies backwards

In Versoix last Thursday, February 3,  I saw an aircraft that looks to be flying backwards. I also heard its annoying high-pitched whine!

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11/01/2010

Air Mauritius this winter: much better departure time

The winter airline timetables show the changed time of the twice-weekly winter flight to Mauritius: 9 pm instead of last year's 10h30 pm. Finally, sanity has prevailed, despite the weak excuses that were given a year ago.

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10/27/2010

Thanks to the Francophone summit we saw, and heard, some old aircraft

Some of the representatives of francophone countries in Africa came to Switzerland in rather old, and noisy, aircraft. One even beat the noise record at Vernier!

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