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GVA Runways Shutdown?

I'm hearing the runways at GVA are shutdown. Any know if that's correct and if so why. Nothing in the news that I could find.
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Re: GVA Runaways Shutdown?

See https://www.flightradar24.com/46.24,6.11/8

Flights appear to be operating

Although a number of flights appear to have diverted to Lyon, and showing a delay of around three hours. http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx

Edited to add: https://www.lematin.ch/suisse/suisse...story/21777260
and https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panoram...story/29484385

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Old 28.10.2017, 18:37
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Re: GVA Runaways Shutdown?

Apparently a planes tyre burst on landing so they have to clear the runway
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Re: GVA Runaways Shutdown?

Thanks bowlie and gata!

I guess it's time to mow down something historic and build a second runway. I was surprised to learn GVA only has one runway!
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Thanks bowlie and gata!

I guess it's time to mow down something historic and build a second runway. I was surprised to learn GVA only has one runway!
Well without easy jet the airport would have largely closed after Swiss went bust.
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Well without easy jet the airport would have largely closed after Swiss went bust.
Swiss went bust? When did that happen???
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Swiss went bust? When did that happen???
Swissair went bust, Swiss have very few flights from GVA
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Thanks bowlie and gata!

I guess it's time to mow down something historic and build a second runway. I was surprised to learn GVA only has one runway!
Why? It's roughly the same number as Gatwick, Stansted, Luton....
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Why? It's roughly the same number as Gatwick, Stansted, Luton....
Ah, but it works in the UK because the English know how to queue.

The Swiss, otoh...
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Re: GVA Runaways Shutdown?

Aviation Pedant mode on ...

Geneva has two runways, there is a grass strip parallel to the main concrete runway.

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Actually Geneva has four designated runways. Runway 05 in the northeast direction (50 degrees magnetic) and runway 23 heading southwest (230 degrees magnetic). And the grass strips 05L (Left) and 23R (Right).

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Re: GVA Runways Shutdown?

If I had known this before getting to Marrakech airport yesterday at the required three hours ahead of the flight, life would have been far more Taginey.
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Re: GVA Runaways Shutdown?

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Well without easy jet the airport would have largely closed after Swiss went bust.
Actually Swissair mostly pulled out around 1997. Easyjet just happened to be in full expansion then and stepped in. Swissair died in Autumn 2001, because 9/11 and UBS + CS not wanting to continue supplying a credit line.
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