Grenchen Airport

Grenchen Airport

Grenchen Airport is situated between Solothurn and Biel, directly at the Grenchen motorway junction.


The regional Airport at Grenchen employs 150 staff, of whom 85 are full time and 65 are part time.

The Airport enjoys good support from the authorities and a cross section of the public. Its socio-economic im­por­tance is acknowledged.

A large part of the traffic at the Airport is in the public interest. Air taxis and business traffic as well as flights to support the next generation of pilots, training for pilots, instrument flights and management.

There is certain competition between RFP and the sur­rounding Airports which presents us with a challenge. The government conference for the Espace Mittelland (EM) area to which the cantons of Berne, Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel and Vaud belong has designated Berne, Grenchen and Les Eplatures (Chaux-de-Fonds) as air­ports for the Espace Mittelland region. The three Airports work closely with one another and use synergies. It is the intention to achieve harmonisation in the medium term in the area of collective bargaining policy, services, operating hours etc. In the short term the three Airports are working towards securing their position with a common marketing strategy, in particular advertising abroad, to offer an even better service to companies in the Espace Mittelland region and increase their im­por­tance as an economic factor.

Their interior is reliant upon an optimal, networked trans­port system of rail, roads and air. Fast links for in­du­stry and service companies are of great im­por­tance. The regional Airport of Grenchen supports the bene­fits of the location to companies in the canton and the neighbouring Berne region. Thanks to the A5 motorway link the region is closer to the Airport. Its importance has increased. The five minute check-in times before departure and also a short time from landing to continuing the rest of the journey are unbeatable.

Flying demands the whole of a person; head, heart and hands. Young people, in particular, learn to be actively involved in the social environment and to accept responsibility for people and machines in a de­manding activity. From this perspective much va­lu­able work is being carried out with young people at the Airport, in the aviation groups and schools. For many young people the leisure flying organisation offers entry into a later professional career in aviation. At the present time around 900 people, of whom a large proportion are young people, together with many thousands of visitors each year spend a part of their leisure time at the Airport. Much like the other areas the "Airport leisure complex" also creates jobs.

Philosophy

As a service operation Grenchen Airport is seen as a meeting point for aviation in Jura-Südfuss.

The extraordinary variety of the aviation activities is an essential part of Grenchen Airport.

The coexistence of the divisions administered today has proved its worth and is a trademark of our Airport.

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Location

Grenchen Airport Flughafenstrasse 117
Grenchen CH-2540
Switzerland

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+41 (0)32 396 96 96
Email: 
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Bern / Belp Weather info
Clear sky

Location of this weather station:
30.1 km South-Southeast

Reported on:
Mon, 2018-08-20 02:50


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