switzerland

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp BRN/LSZB is located 11km south of Bern City. It is the homebase of SkyWork Airlines and a seasonal base for Helvetic Airways. In 2015 Bern handled 190’130 passengers and there were 54’300 movements counted in 2014. It is also the main Base of Switzerland governments fleet which counts a Falcon 900EX (T-785), Cessna Citation Excel (T-784) and a rarely seen Beech 1900D (T-729) and Beechcraft 350C Super KingAir (T-721). Sometimes there are also Helicopters of the Swiss Air force (Super Puma/Cougar and EC-635) which spend a visit at Bern.

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB) is located around 3.5 km north of Basel – 20 km southeast of Mulhouse and 46 km southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau on the French side of the border. BSL/LFSB has one airside pier, splitted into French and Swiss side. The airport has two runways: 16/34 of 3,920 m (12,860 ft) in length, 26/08 of 1,860 m (6,102 ft) in length. For most of the day and in most conditions, runway 15 is used for landings and departures and 26 are used for takeoffs for biz-jets (max size Boeing 737 & 763 / Airbus…

Payerne Air Force Base Spotting Guide

Payerne Air Force Base Spotting Guide

Payerne Airport is a military airfield of the Swiss Air Force north of Payerne, approximately 1:15 from Geneva Airport by car. LSMP was the home of the Northrop F-5 Squadron 6 Ducks, now you’ll see more FA18 from the Fighter squadrons Sqd17 Falcons and Sqd18 Panthers. It’s also the base of Solar Impulse and there is an aviation Museum “Clin d’Ailes”. When visiting you can just call the airport and ask for the flight schedule, they’ll usually give you all the needed infos. Note that it works on every military airfield in Switzerland. LSMP is by far the busiest military…

Zürich Kloten Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Zürich Kloten Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Zurich International Airport (ZRH / LSZH) is located 13 km north of Zurich. The center of Zurich (station Zurich HB) is easily accessible from the airport station, count between 9 and 13 minutes depending on whether you take a train or S-Bahn. The rest of Switzerland is well connected by train, for example, you have 3:00 to Geneva, Lausanne 2:30 to or less than an hour to Bern or Basel from Central Station. It serves as a hub to Swiss International Air Lines, and since the acquisition of Swiss by Lufthansa, is the third largest hub of the latter. In…

Altenrhein St. Gallen Airport Spotting Guide

Altenrhein St. Gallen Airport Spotting Guide

Our members Marlin, Jonas and Patrick visited the small but mighty airport of Altenrhein back in 2011. The St. Gallen Business Airport is located at the north-eastern tip of the Switzerland just at the very edge of the Lake Constance and next to the border of Austria. In consequence of its location, the airport is an important hub for business traveller in this trijunction around the Lake Constance and the eastern part of the Switzerland.

Geneva Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Geneva Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Geneva International Airport (GVA/LSGG) is located 4km north west of the city centre and it’s the second biggest airport in Switzerland in terms of traffic and size after Zürich Airport. More than 40% of air traffic in Geneva airport is linked to the activities of the airline easyJet Switzerland. GVA has two passengers terminals T1 and T2. T1 is using every time but the T2 is mostly used during the winter charter season. The passenger traffic is growing steadily since 2002. More than 16 million passengers flew at Geneva in 2016. To get to the city centre, the train is…