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Sion Airport – The Perfect Alternative in Switzerland
Unique on account of its location, Sion Airport lies at the very heart of the Valais region of the Swiss Alps. No other commercial airport in Europe is closer to a ski resort than Sion.
Global charter company PrivateFly recently announced that Switzerland has the fourth largest number of business aviation flights in Europe, behind only France, Germany and the UK, recording an average of around 56,000 movements each year. Sion Airport is currently responsible for more than 6,000 of those movements.
A base for the Swiss Air Force for many years, Sion Airport is now transitioning to become a dedicated civilian airport. Sion Airport is also a very well established hub for private jet clients, who enjoy the extensive, dedicated, private facilities and exceptionally high standards of passenger care. A small but flexible team are constantly available to provide an entirely service-orientated experience to commercial passengers and business aviation clients. At Sion Airport, passengers move seamlessly from the terminal entrance to their aircraft in less than 10 minutes.
Finding a flight slot to land at either Geneva or Zurich airport has become increasingly difficult in recent years, so much so that many business aircraft users now head to the smaller airports of Switzerland instead. At Sion Airport there are no slot limitations, presenting a major advantage to executives, travel planners and aircraft operators. Flying to Sion Airport also gives access by road to Geneva for any essential events or meetings in under two hours, without the inconvenience of navigating a major airport. Sion Airport also lies less than one hour from key commercial cities such as Montreux, Vevey or Lausanne.
The Valais region is one of the most picturesque in Europe, attracting roughly the same number of business and corporate travellers as leisure tourists each year. Consequently many conveniences have been developed across the area for all to enjoy. Many high-end hotels, restaurants, shops and bars have been established for travellers within the City of Sion, whilst the surrounding peaks of the Rhone Valley offer some of the finest winter sports activities in the world.
The Valais region is also unique on account of its culture. Locals offer a warm, authentic welcome to all visitors; it is their pleasure to host travellers from across the globe including many high profile celebrities and members of the British Royal Family. High standards of customer service are a priority in our region, especially in historic establishments such as the Mont Chevin Palace or the Hotel Bella Tola or in refined, luxurious hotels such as the Hotel Cervo, LeCrans or the Hotel Guarda Golf. International hotels such as the W in Verbier in addition to the many Michelin and Gault et Millau establishments and championship golf courses also highlight the regions passion for guest care and continued development.
Regardless of your reasons for travel, at Sion Airport you are assured a warm welcome, an efficient, first rate standard of service and the true beauty of the Alps, right on our doorstep.