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Year of ups and downs for Swiss airports

Two of Switzerland's leading airports experienced mixed fortunes in 2008, according to figures released this week.

This content was published on January 7, 2009 - 16:47

A record number of passengers used Geneva's Cointrin airport, up 5.7 per cent to reach nearly 11,530,000, the airport announced. The number of movements – take-offs and landings – was up by 1.5 per cent.

But the EuroAirport near Basel, which is shared with the French town of Mulhouse and the German town of Freiburg, saw its passenger numbers marginally down on the year, its director told journalists on Wednesday.

The volume of freight handled by Basel was down by about six per cent. Geneva's freight figures for 2008 are not yet available, but figures on its website up to November show a slight increase on the previous year.

More than 50 airlines fly to some 100 destinations from Geneva, while in the winter season 2008/2009 Basel has 17 airlines serving more than 60 destinations.

Switzerland's main airport is at Kloten near Zurich, which handled more than 20 million passengers in 2007. It has not yet issued its full results for 2008.

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