Reaching your Alpine home from the East Midlands to get easier

Posted on 22 May 2013

British owners of property in the French and Swiss Alps will find it easier to get to their ski homes next season thanks to new flights to Geneva launching from Cambridge Airport.

The new route will be operated by Darwin Airline, which is based at Geneva, kicking off on 2nd September 2013 and offering six weekly services. Flights will be in the airline’s advanced and quiet 50-seat SAAB 2000 regional aircraft. Fares start from £119 per person each way and £159 return, and can be booked now at

Cambridge is expanding as an airport and becoming an increasingly important gateway for people travelling between Europe and the Alps, and the East Midlands. Ideally located only three miles from the city centre, Cambridge Airport offers on-airport car parking, and bus and ground transport from the city centre and other local towns. It is also within an hour from Peterborough and Ipswich.

Meanwhile, Geneva Airport is the gateway for a raft of key resorts in the French and Swiss Alps, including: Chatel (90 minutes), Courchevel (two hours, 30 minutes), Flaine (one hour, 20 minutes), Val d’Isère (three hours), Megève (one hour), Morzine (two hours), Chamonix (one hour), Avoriaz (90 minutes), Les Arcs (three hours), Val Thorens (three hours), Tignes (three hours), Verbier (two hours) and Villars (90 minutes).

Steve Jones, managing director of Aviation Services at Cambridge Airport, said: “The opening of this new and exciting base by Darwin Airline is a strategic step in our development of Cambridge as a regional international airport. This puts our city firmly on the international transport map, making it easier for people from around the world to get here.  As an established regional carrier in Europe, we feel that Darwin Airline is the perfect partner for Cambridge Airport going forward, offering long term expertise, award-winning service and global connectivity.”