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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07/12/2016

The airport gives us our morning wake-up call

Via the Skyguide air traffic controllers we are almost sure to get our early morning wake-up call soon after 6am. Is the Federal Council also hearing a wake-up call?

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01/18/2015

Geneva airport after the financial tsunami

The need for Geneva airport to handle 25 million passengers by 2030 is now doubtful after the floating of the Swiss Franc.

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02/18/2014

Follow the hijack plane to Geneva

With the Google Earth program on your computer you can follow the path of the hijacked plane as if you were the pilot!

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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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11:43 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: emf, electrosensitive, radar, geneva, airport | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

10/16/2013

Computer networks are fallible

Like many other organisations in the past, easyJet yesterday had to deal with a major network problem, which did affect Geneva.

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10/09/2013

A tale of two Geneva State Councillors

The two Councillors, Michèle Kunzler and Isabel Rochat, were not too popular in the State Council elections last weekend.

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07/14/2013

Skyguide ensures our early morning wakeup

This Sunday morning there were very few ealrly landings. Why did Skyguide then allow departures in both directions?

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05/26/2013

easyJet: stress and a new route?

I was reported that pilots of easyJet Switzerland are exhausted. Part of the problem might be when aircraft are unavailable.

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05/08/2013

Details on the Air China aircraft

The Airbus A330-243 used for the first Beijing-Geneva service was quiet on landing and not as noisy on takeoff as an old Falcon 900!

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03/26/2013

The rich and the poor in Brussels

Last weekend the rich and the poor, though at different levels, were in Brussels. Sometimes they met, but maybe not always!

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03/12/2013

A tale of two airports

Geneva and Gatwick airports are often compared to each other. Do we really want Geneva to have the same traffic as Gatwick?

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15:37 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: geneva, airport, passengers, movements, 2020 | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

03/08/2013

25 millions de passagers à Genève aéroport: comment?

Dans un aéroport dèjà surchargé, le directeur de l'aéroport parle de la possibilité d'accueillir 25 millions de passages par an. Comment?

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02/03/2013

Airport water is overcharged

The morning radio programme asked Geneva airport why bottled water was so much overcharged: the answers were unconvincing!

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16:30 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: geneva, airport, price, bottled, water, shops | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

01/06/2013

Sport, weather, climate and our children!

In the UK in 2012 there was a parallel evolution of Olympic sport and the weather: Switzerland was rather different!

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14:32 Posted in Potpourri | Permalink | Comments (0) | Tags: geneva, airport, aviation, climate, weather, versoix, tasmania, delhi, olympics | |  del.icio.us | | Digg! Digg |  Facebook

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