EBACE 2015 – May 19th – 21st
The 2015 European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) takes place on May 19th – 21st. As every year the GA traffic will be very high, expect operating limitations during this period. Below is what you need to know during the show:
Main Airport & Alternatives
LSGG/GVA is the where the event will take place, there will be parking and slot limitations due to the large amount of aircraft on the static display. Alternative airports during the show are LSZH/ZRH, LIML/LIN, and LFSB/BSL.
Although LSGG/GVA is fully equipped to handle any type of GA aircraft there will be high demand on equipment, it is highly advisable to carry the aircraft tow bar to avoid any last minute delays upon arrival.
PPR & Slots
A 72 hours lead-time is recommended prior to operation to LSGG/GVA especially during this period. The airport is highly congested and the earlier the submission the more likely your chance of obtaining the slots that fits your schedule. Once the PPR is issued, kindly ensure to place the confirmation number in the remarks section 18 of the ICAO flight plan prior to filing it. This procedure is necessary for the acceptance of your flight plan once filed.
For GA aircraft on static: With the majority of the GA aircraft on the static display fueling at departure on May 21st it is highly advisable to fuel upon arrival to avoid major delays on departure for fuel.
For GA aircraft not participating: Expect fueling delays on both May 19th and May 21st at LSGG/GVA.
Hotels & Transportation
Hotels during this period are fully booked and at the peak of rates per night. It is highly advisable to book at least 6 months in advance to ensure availability of the rooms and at better rates.
From the Cornavin Station to Palexpo:
The train ride is approximately 6 minutes with trains running every 10-12 minutes. Walk across the tramway and taxi area and enter the Cornavin Train Station through the main entrance on Place de Cornavin. Walk past the ticket office and take a right. Take your first left and another left up the escalator. Proceed straight to the train direction Geneva Airport. Depart train at the Geneva Airport stop and follow the signs to the Arena – Palexpo.
From Palexpo to the Cornavin Station:
Exit Halls 4, 5, 6 and walk outside past the Arena to the train station. Board train headed in the direction of Cornavin Station. Exit train at the Cornavin Station and proceed down the escalators and out the main entrance. Walk across the taxi and tramway areas to the EBACE Shuttle Bus with signage for your hotel.
In addition to the train, Geneva offers bus service (Bus no. 5) from the downtown Cornavin Train Station with a stop at Palexpo (for Halls 1-7) and at the Arena/Hall 7. The bus ride takes approximately 15 and 18 minutes.
Taxis are available in front of Hall 1.