May 2021

Key traffic figures Zurich Airport

The number of local passengers in May 2021 was 362’975, with transfer passengers accounting for 17.9% of the total, or 83’302 passengers.

In May 2021, air traffic movements increased to 8’043 (+162.5% vs. the previous year). Compared to May 2019, air traffic movements decreased by 67.1%. The average passenger per movement figure increased to 92.6 (+44.0% vs. the previous year). The average seat load factor was at 53.8% (+18.8 percentage points vs. the previous year).

In May 2021, a total of 33’644 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This is an increase in freight volume of 78.0% compared to last year. Compared to May 2019, freight volume decreased by 11.6%.

Increased activity at Zurich Airport

The desire to travel and the easing of travel restrictions by many countries are noticeable at Zurich Airport. The medical situation has steadily improved in recent weeks, at least in large parts of Europe, and the federal government no longer generally advises against travel. Whether family visits, vacations or business appointments - after more than a year of the Corona pandemic, life is gradually returning to Zurich Airport.

Recommendations for travelers

Due to extended document checks, the waiting times at check-in may be longer. We recommend that passengers arrive at Zurich Airport at least two hours prior to departure and, where required, arrive tested and informed about the regulations in their destination countries. This includes information about applicable test certificates as well as entry and quarantine regulations. Passengers are also asked to have all the necessary documents ready at check-in, to ensure the fastest possible processing. Whenever possible, web check-in is also recommended.

Helpful links for travelers

Entry into Switzerland: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html
FOPH list of risk countries: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/liste.html
IATA travel restriction map: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
Checkport travel hotline: 0900 734 736, https://checkport.info/contact
Corona pandemic information and test center at Zurich Airport: https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/en/passengers/news/corona/general-information

april 2021

key traffic figures zurich Airport

The number of local passengers in April 2021 was 262,222, with transfer passengers accounting for 17.9% of the total. Zurich Airport recorded 6,771 takeoffs or landings, representing a 252.5% increase in aircraft movements compared to the same month last year. Compared to April 2019, 70.9% fewer aircraft movements took place. The average passenger per movement figure was 81.3 (+119.7% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 45.8% (+25.7 percentage points vs. previous year).

A total of 30,809 tons of cargo were handled at Zurich Airport in April. This represents an increase of 153.0% compared to the same month last year. Compared to April 2019, 17.9% less cargo was handled.

Today's announcement by the Swiss Federal Council to relax the quarantine rules for vaccinated people is a step in the right direction allowing freedom of travel again. Anyone who has been vaccinated, tested or has recovered should be able to leave and enter the country without quarantine and move freely within Switzerland. The frequently changing travel and quarantine rules unsettles many passengers and make it difficult to plan. Along with the gradual normalization of public life, planning reliability related to travel must also be restored with reliable rules and conditions.

march 2021

Key traffic figures zurich Airport

Summary
In March 2021, 228’050 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 74.4% compared to last year. Compared to the corresponding month in the year 2019, passenger numbers are 90.6% lower in the reporting month.

Local passengers decreased by 72.3% to 181’734 in March 2021. The transfer rate is at 19.3% in the month under review (-6.7 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers decreased by 81.2% to 43’462.

In March 2021, air traffic movements decreased to 5’792 (-48.0% vs. previous year). The average passenger per movement figure decreased to 78.1 (-20.0% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 43.3% (-13.2 percentage points vs. previous year).

In March 2021, a total of 33’038 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This corresponds to an increase in freight volume of 29.6% compared to last year

february 2021

key traffic figures Zurich Airport

Summary
In February 2021, 192’558 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 90.4% compared to last year.

Local passengers decreased by 88.8% to 161’353 in February 2021. The transfer rate is at 15.3% in the month under review (-13.1 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers decreased by 94.9% to 29’120.

In February 2021, air traffic movements decreased to 4’720 (-74.7% vs. previous year). The average passenger per movement figure decreased to 81.0 (-34.2% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 44.2% (-28.8 percentage points vs. previous year).

In February 2021, a total of 28’602 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This corresponds to a decrease in freight volume of 17.6% compared to last year.

JANurary 2021

Key Traffic Figures Zurich Airport

Summary

In January 2021, 287’767 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 86.6% compared to last year.

Local passengers decreased by 84.5% to 229’080 in January 2021. The transfer rate is at 19.7% in the month under review (-11.4 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers decreased by 91.6% to 56’342.

In January 2021, air traffic movements decreased to 5’553 (-73.0% vs. previous year). The average passenger per movement figure decreased to 79.4 (-34.6% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 45.6% (-26.3 percentage points vs. previous year).

In January 2021, a total of 23’685 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This corresponds to a decrease in freight volume of 29.0% compared to last year.

December 2020

Wishing you all a great Holiday Season

Dear all

I am wishing you a great holiday season, a merry christmas and a happy new year.

 

2020 has been the hardest year in aviation history. No one would have thought or imagined that something like this would be possible.

So we should not look back but forward to a "hopefully" much better 2021. There will be again bumps ahead of us but as we are already at the bottom we can only start going up the hill again.

Until 2021 starts you have now time to unwind, relax and enjoy some quality time with your closest loved ones.

 

With best regards

Ricardo Aresu

Managing Directort & Airport Manager

July 2020

Flight Operation is slowly resuming in Europe

Slowly flight operation is resuming in Europe. More and more airlines are increasing the destinations they are flying to or increasing the frequencies to cities in their network. Luckily, this is a step into the right direction. The last month have been difficult for everyone in the aviation industry.

 

 

It is now more important than ever that local and airline specific procedures are adhered to and especially that hygiene regulations are strictly followed. There are now many regulations out there which are either country and/or airline specific which need to be followed.

 

 

 

Should your airline need any assistance in checking these procedures at Zurich Airport or any outstation please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. I would be happy to offer you local assistance during your turnarounds.

 

January 2020

Let me introduce you ground Partner

Let me give you a short inside about Ground Partner GmbH and how we can assist you in the daily operation.

December 2019

Supervision of 2 Charter Flights

 

On December 17th and 18th we were able to provide our first Supervision Services for JetMonde and Regourd Aviation. They operated to Zurich with Embraer 135 and 145 on two charter flights.


December 2019

ricardo has been Reelected as AOC Chairman Zurich

After a short break during the transition period, Ricardo has been reelected for the 4th year in a row as Chairman of the AOC (Airline Operators Committee) Zurich. 

 

The “Airline Operators Committee” is an official body consisting of airline station managers and service providers at Zurich airport who are representing the interests of their respective companies and customers.

The MISSION is to promote a cooperative and transparent relationship with the airport partners while maintaining focus on safety, customer experience and cost.

 

https://www.aoczrh.ch/


October 2019

All licenses & approvals received from Zurich Airport

I am happy to announce, that all the necessary approvals and licenses have arrived and that we will be able to start our operation by the 1st of November 2019.