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Social Sciences - Tourism & Travel / Airports
|French term or phrase: Geneva - NSEF - nouvelles salles d'embarquement frontales|
|This is not a translation question as such, for I have already found these things at Geneva International Airport called "new frontal departure gate lounges". It's just that I'm curious about the significance of "frontal".|
I'd have thought it standard practice to have departure gates on the airside façade, where people will be closest to the planes, and assume this is what is meant by "frontal", particularly since I Google " La modernisation du pavillon gros porteur est en cours, puis de nouvelles salles d'embarquement seront créées, toutes dotées de passerelles télescopiques". Or is the "front" of an airport on the landside? In which case departing passengers will have to walk through corridors through the building to access their planes.
Does anyone know the layout of Geneva Airport and why "frontal" has any special significance (assuming it has)?
|English translation:Departure lounge with direct plane boarding access|
It's been a few years since I've been to GVA airport, but my memory is that you always had to down some stairs to the tarmac, then either walk up the mobile staircase to the plane or get a bus to the plane then do the same. This new arrangement presumably means - as Tony is saying - that you can access the plane directly through a walkway. (Sounds like we're just getting overdue 20th century technology here!)
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Geneva - NDHF - new departure halls in front
Geneva has recently built the departure halls, which are partly in Switzerland and partly in France. So, you will require a passport to walk across and explore the whole building. This has made Geneva, a unique airport. I have gone through it.
Note added at 2 days3 hrs (2006-10-22 14:43:54 GMT)
Of course, as every body knows, one can directly board the aircraft from the departure lounge.
Local time: 06:41
Native speaker of: English
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