The new route, which departed on Saturday 13th December, provides the only direct scheduled service from Aberdeen and will operate once per week on Saturdays throughout the winter. The route is expected to be popular with Scottish skiers looking for easy and affordable access to some of the world’s best ski slopes.
Aberdeen will host Routes Europe 2015 from 12 – 14 April. It is the largest regional event and an essential forum for all companies with an aviation focus, looking to conduct business to, from and within the European region.
easyJet will operate the flights using a 156 seater Airbus A319 and expects the new route to attract around 3,500 passengers to and from Geneva this winter.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said: “As Scotland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network at Aberdeen with the addition of Geneva. We believe that this exciting new European route will not only prove a popular addition to our network given its proximity to key European Ski resorts but also with holidaymakers looking for a break at Lake Geneva.”
Geneva is the location of the European headquarters of the United Nations and many other multinational companies.
“We are excited to offer this alongside our London flights and the addition of this route takes our total volume of Aberdeen flights up to 40 per week during winter”
There are a number of ski resorts located just a bus ride away in the French Alps, and some notable towns and cities not too far away including Lausanne, Gruyeres, Evian, and last but not least Annecy, a pretty town with a medieval town centre built around a series of canals.
Carol Benzie, managing director at Aberdeen International Airport said: “We are delighted that easyJet have launched this service, providing our customers with great access to European winter slopes. I am confident that it will prove popular amongst the many local skiers in our region and be a great winter break option.”
Geneva also has a variety of offerings for families. The Genève Plage, Geneva Beach, contains swimming pools, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts and restaurants. There are also lots of child-friendly activities around the city like the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle and the Bois de la Bâtie, a park with roaming peacocks and deer.