Geneva International Airport, also known as Cointrin Airport, provides service to the Geneva area of Switzerland and also to the nearby areas of France. The airport serves flights to a long list of permanent destinations as well as providing services for seasonal flights for ski season travelers.
One of the principle users of Geneva International airport is budget carrier EasyJet Switzerland. This airline operates a hub from Geneva flying to about 25 destinations on a permanent schedule and a dozen more on a seasonal basis. This airline operates a fleet of about 30 Airbus aircraft all painted with the easyjet label in distinctive orange lettering. EasyJet Switzerland flights from Geneva serve destinations in Europe and the Middle East.
Swiss International Air Lines, the national airline of Switzerland, also utilizes Geneva International Airport as a hub of operation. This airline operates flights to about a half dozen locations including New York JFK airport and London Heathrow.
Regional carrier Darwin Airline also operates a hub from Geneva International Airport. Darwin Airline operates a small fleet of Saab turboprop aircraft to about 30 destinations in central Europe. Darwin Airlines continues to expand through acquisition of regional carrier Baboo, which currently operates just two aircraft under its own name but does not fly to Geneva International Airport.
Several national flag carriers operate flights to and from Geneva to hubs in its native country. These include Alitalia flying directly to Rome, Austrian Airlines with flights to Vienna, British Airways flying a permanent schedule to London’s Heathrow Airport and a season schedule to London Gatwick and London City airports, Emirates Airline flying to Dubai and Finnair operating flights to Helsinki. These airlines and other national carriers provide services from Geneva to most of the capitals of Europe as well as regional air hubs.
Geneva International Airport also serves a number of airlines offering predominantly charter services. Carriers such as Thomson Airways commonly operate during the winter ski season on an irregular schedule.
A limited number of carriers provide more extensive flight schedules that do not rise to the level of a hub of operations. Lufthansa operates flights under its own name as well as subsidiaries Eurowings and Lufthansa CityLine and provides flights to about six German destinations. The American carrier United Airlines offers direct flights to the United States with operations to its hubs at Newark and Washington-Dulles International airports.