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Traffic Figures 202

Around 75% less passengers at Zurich Airport in 2020

13.01.2021 - Due to the corona pandemic, Zurich Airport suffered a historic drop in traffic last year: 8.3 million passengers flew through Zurich Airport in 2020, compared to 31.5 million passengers in the previous year.

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Saliva instead of swabs – new coronavirus tests in the Zurich Airport testing centre

06.01.2021 - As of tomorrow (Thursday), coronavirus testing capacity at the Zurich Airport testing centre is to be expanded through the addition of provider Ender Diagnostics. The COVID tests offered by this service will be carried out via saliva samples rather than nasal swabs. Test results will be available within around five hours, rather than 24 to 48 hours for existing PCR tests. The testing centre will be operated by Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport.

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Verkehrszahlen November 2020

Key traffic figures Zurich Airport November 2020

10.12.2020 - In November 2020, 245’187 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 89.0% compared to last year.

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Amavita expands its airport testing services

26.11.2020 - The situation with coronavirus is requiring more and more testing capacity and possibilities. With the support of Flughafen Zürich AG, Amavita pharmacies are now offering rapid coronavirus tests at the airport. Therefore it is now possible to be tested also at the airport after making an appointment by phone.

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11.11.2020 - In October 2020, 468’616 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 83.7% compared to last year. Flughafen Zürich AG assumes that international travel will remain at a low level over the winter months and expects 8 to 9 million passengers for 2020.

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The Circle Main Square

The Circle – the new district at Zurich Airport opens its doors

05.11.2020 - After a construction period of over five years, the time has come: from today, Thursday, 5 November 2020, the Circle is accessible to the public, and the shops, restaurants and new Airport Park are opening.

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Europe's best airport for the past 17 years

02.11.2020 - Zurich Airport has received the prestigious World Travel Award for the best airport in Europe for the 17th time in succession.

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Opening of Airport Park – nature in an urban setting

28.10.2020 - As of 5 November 2020, the new park behind the Circle will be open to the public. The Park – a unique place to meet and relax for visitors, employees, local residents and passengers – is an enhancement to Zurich Airport. Together with the Circle it also expands “Zurich Airport” as an excursion destination.

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Key figures September 2020

Key traffic figures Zurich Airport September 2020

12.10.2020 - In September 2020, 536’406 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 81.4% compared to last year.

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Flughafen Zürich AG signs Concession Agreement for Airport in India

07.10.2020 - The concession agreement between the Indian governmental authority and Flughafen Zürich AG for the construction and operation of the second capital city airport in India was signed today.

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Key Figures August

Key traffic figures Zurich Airport August 2020

10.09.2020 - In August 2020, 725’337 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to a decrease of 76.7% compared to last year.

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Flughafen Zürich AG: Interim Results 2020

21.08.2020 - The first half of 2020 was largely dominated by the coronavirus crisis: compared with a profit of CHF 143.4 million in the first six months of 2019, the first half of 2020 will reflect a loss of CHF 27.5 million. It is currently difficult to make a forecast for the second half of the year, even if there has been an increase in air traffic in recent weeks.

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