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Welcome
to a New
Flying Level

Grenchen Airport is one of the most important regional airports in Switzerland. With its approx. 60,000 flight movements, its four runways and its instrumental approach and departure procedures, is it a well-equipped airport that is ideal for flight schools and an ideal location for top training courses.

Business people benefit from fast processes, pleasant handling and well-equipped seminar rooms. Companies find ideal development opportunities. Aircraft owners appreciate Grenchen as an ideal location with all the necessary maintenance companies. Grenchen Airport is open 362 days a year and can be approached in almost any weather thanks to instrumental flight options.

Facts & Figures
to Convince You

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UP TO 60’000
This number is currently below the contingent. So nothing stands in the way of your approach.
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OVER 100 NEW PILOTS EVERY YEAR
As a complex airport, Grenchen is the ideal location for pilot training.
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AROUND 500M2
MEETING ROOMS
Ideal for meetings: 5 well-equipped meeting rooms are available.
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23 COMPANIES & PARTNERS
Everything you need for perfect aircraft maintenance is available on site.
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8000 SQUARE METERS
HANGAR AREA
The ideal home base for your aircraft. There are always places available.
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362 DAYS
OPEN
And in almost any weather. We only take time out at Christmas and New Year.
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Unique variety of aviation
Business aviation, private aircraft, helicopters, gliders, parachutists, model airplanes…
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THE 5-5-5-
AIRPORT
5 minutes from the highway, 5 minutes from the train station, 5 minutes to the start.
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Sustainable for the future
Solar power, electric airplane, 276 hectares of green space, 500,000 kWh

Business Aviation
Ready to Check-in

Grenchen Airport is perfectly located for business flights: The entire watchmaking, medical technology and high-tech region between Biel and Olten can be reached in no time at all, but that’s not all:

  • Taxi service
  • ICAO-certified fuel station
  • Maintenance company on site
  • Hotel and restaurant available
  • Open 362 days a year
  • IFR approaches and departures possible
  • External Schengen border
  • Customs
  • Centrally located (Neuch√Ętel, Biel, Olten, Aarau and Bern are within easy reach)
  • Conference and seminar rooms available
  • Passenger and pilot lounge
  • Direct access to the ramp
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Development
location

Airport Grenchen

Grenchen has a long tradition in watchmaking, medical technology and other high-tech sectors, has an excellently trained skilled labour force and is therefore an ideal development location. The airport has been of great economic importance to the region since 1931 and is a real beacon for the Biel-Grenchen-Solothurn economic region with an international reputation.

Conference rooms
Rent Now

The seminar rooms at Grenchen Airport are fully equipped to fulfil every wish. You will find everything you need, from projectors and flipcharts to classic blackboards. Book a seminar room now: +41 32 396 96 96

Your hangar
at Airport Grenchen

Grenchen Airport is an ideal location for your aircraft. There are around 6000 square metres of hangar space available, and a further hangar is to be built in the foreseeable future. As the demand for hangar space is very high, we have created a waiting list. We believe that active flying enriches our airport and enhances the flying experience for everyone, so we prioritise pilots who regularly move their aircraft, not just park them. So if you fly regularly and actively use your aircraft, please mention this when you register.

LSZG
as a base

All sectors are represented at Grenchen Airport: business aviation, private aircraft, helicopters, gliders, parachutists and model aircraft. Four runways, three grass, one 980 metre hard surface, a top friendly team, everything you need for maintenance, an ICAO-certified petrol station and much more. See here how centrally located this airport is.

  • Fast processing
  • Customs
  • Maintenance
  • IFR arrivals and departures possible
  • Hangars
  • Fuel (ICAO-certified)
  • Open 362 days a year

PILOT-
TRAINING
The ideal starting point

Being a training aerodrome is in Grenchen Airport’s DNA. It is a true centre of excellence for flight training. Commercial, professional, military and private pilots are trained here. There are no fewer than 10 flying schools here, including two large ones, the Grenchen Flying School and the European Flight Academy, the Lufthansa Group’s flying school. Rega and the Swiss Air Force also rely on Grenchen as a centre of excellence and provide training here. Together with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Grenchen offers the Pilot FH degree. Pilots who have trained in Grenchen go on to fly for Swiss, Edelweiss, the Swiss Air Force or in business aviation.

Grenchen Airport gained its reputation as an ideal training ground due to the high number of aircraft movements, the mix of sectors, the frequently used tower frequency with and without air traffic controller services and the challenging topography at the southern foot of the Jura.

Some highlights:

  • IFR without ATC
  • Night flight training
  • 980 metres hard surface runway
  • Three grass runways
  • SPHAIR site for powered flight & Para
  • Large theory rooms with top equipment