No other commercial airport in Europe is closer to a ski resort than Sion. Within the 25 minutes of the tarmac, its passengers can enjoy the perfectly groomed pists of Crans-Montana and Nendaz, while the world-famous resorts of Verbier and Zermatt are under an hour away.
The mountain resorts of the Valais have experienced a tremendous growth in popularity in recent years. The increasing appetite for active, outdoors holidays during the summer months, is catered for the many beautiful villages and resorts of the Valais. And, of course, all of this is on the doorstep of Sion Airport.
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.
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 and airlines, 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. At Sion Airport there are no slot limitations, presenting a major advantage to executives, airlines and aircraft operators. Sion Airport lies less than one hour from key commercial cities such as Montreux, Vevey or Lausanne.
Sion Airport will become the gateway to the Swiss Alps. To this end it is committed to provide development support to any new airlines that wish to consider Sion in there route plans. The objective is to connect Sion Airport with Europe and destinations further afield. Sion Airport is currently working with two commercial operators, Swiss and Helvetic, both of which enjoy its modern facilities and state of the art equipment. Sion Airport invites any new operators to contact it to discuss further development opportunities.