More than 27 million passengers for the first time
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%).
In 2016, Zurich Airport was host to a total of 27,666,428 passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.3%.
The number of local passengers rose in 2016 by 6.5% to 20 million. Despite a decrease in the proportion of transfer passengers from 28.5% in 2015 to 27.6% in 2016, the number of transfer passengers at Zurich Airport went up by 2.3% to 7.6 million.
The average number of passengers per flight rose from 113.7 to 117.2. Whereas the seating capacity to and from Zurich went up by 6.6%, aircraft occupancy declined by 1.3% in 2016 to 75.8%.
Overall, there were 269,160 flight movements at Zurich Airport in 2016, corresponding to an increase of 1.5% compared with the previous year's figure. Swiss International Air Lines’ share of air traffic amounted to 54.2%, followed by Air Berlin (6.5%), Edelweiss Air (4.2%), Eurowings (3.0%) and British Airways (2.6%).
There was an increase in freight volume of 5.3% in 2016 compared with 2015. During the year under review, a total of 433,577 tonnes of freight were transported.
Key Figures December 2016
2'102'422 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport in December
(+10.5% vs. previous year).
Local passengers increased by 9.3% and transfer passengers by 14.1%. The transfer rate which was at 29.2% last December is at 30.1% in the month under review.
In December, air traffic movements increased to 20,428 (+3.2% vs. previous year).
The average seat load factor is at 74.3% (+1.1 percentage points vs. previous year) and the average passenger per movement figure increased to 115.7 (109.6 previous year).