THE CIRCLE to open in September 2020

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The new destination for Zurich will be ready for occupancy in stages as of mid-2020. On 1 September 2020 a large part of the brand houses and restaurants plus the Hotel Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle and the convention centre will open. Several new rental agreements… Read the full press release

British company Pret A Manger opens four locations at Zurich Airport

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British company Pret A Manger (“Pret”) opens at four locations landside and airside shops at Zurich Airport this week. The offer includes freshly prepared food as well as hot and cold drinks, which can be consumed on the spot or ordered to take away. Yesterday, the first of… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport served 2,421,744 million passengers in March, an increase of 1.2% compared to last year

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In March, 2,421,744 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 1.2% compared to last year. The number of local passengers was 1,666,351 in March 2019, which is no change compared to March 2018. The transfer rate is at 31.0% in the month under review… Read the full press release

THE CIRCLE at Zurich Airport received the Minergie certification

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — THE CIRCLE sets new standards in sustainability: The new buildings at Zurich Airport are certified to the highest LEED® PLATINUM standard. It has recently become clear that THE CIRCLE will also receive Minergie certification. At the beginning of April, Beat Pahud, Project Manager of THE CIRCLE and representative… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport to start new summer timetable on 31 March 2019

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The new summer timetable at Zurich Airport will take effect with the switch to summer time on Sunday, 31 March 2019. It will remain in force until Saturday, 26 October 2019. Tour operating hours and observation deck opening hours have also been updated for the upcoming season. Swiss… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport among winners of the 2018 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards

Zurich Airport is among the winners of the 2018 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards in the category 25-40 million passengers in Europe. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The ASQ Awards are presented annually by Airports Council International (ACI) World, the international umbrella organisation for airport operators. This year Zurich Airport, together with Dublin… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport’s take-off and landing procedures to be switched to modern satellite-based navigation methods

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Over the coming months, the take-off and landing procedures at Zurich Airport are to be switched to modern satellite-based navigation methods. As a result, the conventional “VOR Trasadingen” navigation system will be gradually decommissioned until February 2020. The conventional aviation navigation system VOR (Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range)… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Zurich Airport set to debut in Switzerland by 2020

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The IntercityHotel Zurich Airport will become the brand’s first venture into Switzerland when building works are completed in 2020. Construction is now beginning on schedule, and a number of characteristic features are already emerging. As with all IntercityHotels, the USP will be easy accessibility. The… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport 2018/19 winter timetable: fly from Zurich directly to 151 destinations in 66 countries around the world

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Countries around the world. There are a number of new additions to the winter timetable. SWISS is increasing the number of flights in its European route network. It will also offer twelve direct flights a week to Bremen. Edelweiss Air, also part of the Lufthansa Group, will… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport August 2018: number of passengers up by 5.5% compared to last year

In August, 3’099’820 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.5% compared to last year. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Local passengers increased by 4.9% to 2’171’082 in August 2018. The transfer rate is at 29.8% in the month under review (+0.3 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport honoured with World Travel Award for customer-friendliness and consistent high quality for the 15th consecutive year

For the 15th time in succession, Zurich Airport has received the prestigious World Travel Award for its customer-friendliness and consistent high quality. ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The evaluation criteria included customer-friendliness and the general quality standards of products and services. In its category, Zurich Airport won out against nine competitors: Amsterdam,… Read the full press release

dnata extends its full ground and cargo handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has been re-awarded the license to provide full ground and cargo handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years from December 2018 till 2025. This allows the company to seamlessly transition from its current licence to the new one, with no interruption to operations. dnata’s… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport switches to summer time on 25 March 2018

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The summer timetable takes effect again at Zurich Airport with the switch to summer time on 25 March 2018. It will remain in force until Saturday, 27 October 2018. Different opening hours also apply to the observation decks. SWISS is adding two new destinations in France to… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport commences expansion and refurbishment of its baggage handling system

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today’s (19.03.2018) groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start for the expansion and refurbishment of Zurich Airport’s baggage handling system. The construction project will be implemented during ongoing operations until the end of 2025 and upon completion will ensure greater baggage handling capacity. Instead of the traditional spade, shortly… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport hosted 29.4 million passengers in 2017, a YoY increase of 6.3%

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport announces the start of the new winter timetable

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2017-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The switch to winter time on October 29, 2017 also marks the start of the new winter timetable at Zurich Airport. The timetable will run up to and including March 24, 2018. In addition, winter opening hours will apply for the observation decks and public bus tours. This… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport named Europe’s leading airport for the 14th time in succession

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2017-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurich Airport has won the renowned World Travel Award for its customer friendliness and fulfilment of general quality standards for the 14th consecutive time. The annual World Travel Awards has honoured impressive performance in the travel and tourism sector since 1993. This year sees Zurich Airport win… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport wins third place in Best Airport in Europe category of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurich Airport took third place in the Europe category of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. These awards are presented annually by the leading international umbrella association of airport operators. The association carries out around 600,000 individual passenger surveys to measure customer satisfaction at more than… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport honored with the Air Cargo Excellence Award 2015 in the “European airports up to 399’999 tons of air cargo” category

Zurich Airport wins the Air Cargo Excellence Award for its services in the cargo business for a third time in a row. ZURICH, 2015-3-16 — /Travel PR News/ — For its performance in cargo handling, Zurich Airport was honored with the Air Cargo Excellence Award 2015. In the category “European airports up to 399’999 tons… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport deploys new precision landing system GBAS (ground-based augmentation system)

ZURICH, 2014-10-16 — /Travel PR News/ — On 14 October 2014 the first landing using the precision landing system GBAS (ground-based augmentation system) was used by a Swiss Airbus 320 at Zurich Airport. The new landing procedure now enables a GPS approach from the north on runway 14 even in low cloud or poor visibility…. Read the full press release

Zurich Airport honored with World Travel Award for its customer service and general quality standards for the eleventh time in a row

Zurich, Switzerland,  2014-8-7 — /Travel PR News/ — For the eleventh time in a row, Zurich Airport has been awarded the renowned World Travel Award for its customer service and general quality standards. The satisfaction of customers as well as general quality standards of products and services were among the evaluation criteria. In its category, Zurich… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport voted the third-best airport worldwide at the renowned World Travel Awards

Zurich, Switzerland, 2013-12-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — After being named best airport in Europe on ten consecutive occasions, Zurich Airport was voted the third-best airport worldwide at the renowned World Travel Awards. The World Travel Award was presented for the 20th time. It is considered to be the “Oscar” of the travel industry and is awarded on… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport announced it handled 2,272,003 passengers during September 2013

Zurich, Switzerland, 2013-10-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,272,003 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during September 2013, a loss of 0.7% versus September 2012. The year to date passenger growth stands at +0.3%. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 1.9% to 1,553,252 compared to previous September (YTD +2.1%). Transfer passengers decreased… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport Key Figures for May 2013

2013-06-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Traffic Figures: 2,173,806 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during May 2013, a gain of 2.1% versus May 2012. The year to date passenger growth stands at 0.0%. Traffic Figures 2,173,806 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during May 2013, a gain of 2.1% versus May 2012. The year to date passenger growth stands… Read the full press release

Visit the Chalet Suisse and discover “a piece of Switzerland” at Zurich Airport

2013-06-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — A variety of popular Swiss dishes such as Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (strips of veal in a creamy sauce) or mincemeat with maccaroni is now available at the new Swiss restaurant at Zurich Airport’s Airside Center. How about a hearty Swiss meal before your trip abroad? Dishes that the Swiss miss abroad and that… Read the full press release