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Flughafen Zürich AG regularly publishes information for the media. Take a look at the latest media releases here.

Key Figures January 2017

13.02.2017 - 1,964,021 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport in January (+8.7% vs. previous year).

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Changes in the board of directors of Flughafen Zürich AG

03.02.2017 - At this year’s general meeting of shareholders on April 20, 2017, two new representatives of the board of directors will be appointed. The board of directors nominates Josef Felder and Stephan Gemkow as new board members to the general meeting of shareholders.

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More than 27 million passengers for the first time

12.01.2017 - In 2016, 27.7 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.3%. The number of flight movements was 1.5% higher than in 2015. Higher seating capacity owing to the use of larger aircraft resulted in lower utilisation (change -1.3%).

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WEF results in additional flight movements at Zurich Airport

12.01.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG expects over 1,000 additional flight movements in connection with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from 17-20 January 2017. These include a large number of helicopter flights.

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Zurich Airport is again Europe’s leading airport

07.09.2015 - For the twelfth time in succession, Zurich Airport has received the prestigious World Travel Award for its customer-friendliness and consistent high quality.

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Zurich Airport again awarded for cargo handling

13.03.2015 - Zurich Airport wins the Air Cargo Excellence Award for its services in the cargo business for a third time in a row.

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Positive one-off effect in the financial year 2015

05.02.2015 - Flughafen Zürich AG and Swiss Life AG have certified today the purchase agreement for the land of «The Circle» and applied to record in the land register. With the execution of this transaction the planned joint ownership structure between the two financing partners is established according to the financing contracts.

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Zurich Airport: Christmas shopping in the Airside Center for non-passengers

03.11.2014 - To celebrate the Airside Center's ten-year anniversary, Flughafen Zürich AG has come up with a special Christmas offer: on the Advent weekends of 29/30 November and 13/14 December 2014, the entire range of shops and restaurants in the passenger area will be open to the public. For security reasons, prior registration is required.

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New definition of current take-off routes from runway 16

25.06.2014 - Flughafen Zurich AG has asked the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) to redefine the current take-off routes from runway 16. The new definition simplifies the take-off procedures and groups the take-off routes over areas that are not densely populated.

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New noise protection hangar inaugurated at Zurich Airport

18.06.2014 - On 18 June, the new noise protection hangar for conducting engine tests at Zurich Airport was inaugurated. The new noise protection hangar is a major step towards improving the noise situation in the long term, especially during the night.

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Flughafen Zürich AG obtains advisory mandate for airports in Kazakhstan

16.04.2014 - Within the scope of the international business development, Flughafen Zürich AG will provide advisory services for the operation of several airports in Kazakhstan through a joint venture.

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neues Check-in 2 in Betrieb genommen

First phase of Terminal 2 successfully brought into operation at Zurich Airport

25.03.2014 - Following several years of construction during operation, Flughafen Zürich AG today opened the southern part of Terminal 2 for operations. The check-in area and arrival hall have been completely revamped. The opening went smoothly thanks to excellent cooperation between all the airport partners.

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