Geneva is a vibrant and stylish city with a population of around 200,000.00. It is the second largest city in Switzerland, behind Zurich which has somewhere in the region of 380,000 residents. Geneva occupies 6.2 square miles in total. Set on the shores of Lake Geneva , it has a reputation for its main businesses in Private Banking and watchmaking. Private banking alone in Geneva is responsible for managing assets of around $1 trillion. It is also the headquarters for many diplomatic institutions including the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva is renowned as the location for the signing of the Geneva Convention, a treaty outlining a behavioural framework for treatment of individuals caught up in theatres of war. It also famous for:
  • Chocolate. Some of the worlds best cholatiers including Teuscher, La Maison du Cacao, Zogg and Chocolaterie des Bergues are located in Geneva.
  • Les Musées d’Art et d’Histoire is well worth a visit. It houses Switzerland’s national collection and included Rodin’s “The Thinker” and even an Egyptian Mummy from the 9th Century.
  • Jet d’Eau or the Famous Fountain. This fountain is located in the lake and has become the symbol of Geneva. The fountain sprays water some 450 feet into the air and is visible the whole length of the lakeside.
  • The Olymipic Museum. This is actually located in Lausanne, not far from Geneva. The International Olympic Committee is based in Lausanne and the museum charts the history from the very first games.
Geneva plays host to numerous other events including: Every year the ski season attracts thousands of visitors arriving through Geneva airport to access the ski resorts within easy driving distance of the airport. Zermatt, Verbier and Saas Fee are highly popular ski resorts offering a wide range of ski accomodation from hostels through to luxury, fully serviced ski chalets. Our Ski Partner, Verbier Exclusive, are on hand to answer any ski related our clients may have. Execflyer are able to operate private charter flights into Geneva, Sion, Zurich, Bern, Basle, St Gallen, Samedan (St Moritz), Lugano, Interlaken and Lausanne. For more information on private jet charter options to Switzerland please contact the team at Execflyer on +44 (0)1252 416343 or email fly@execflyer.com.