Wealthy catchment area
A sustainably evolving economy, favourable taxation and a stimulating regulatory framework provide a strong base for Zurich as one of the world’s largest financial centres and a preferred location for multinational company headquarters as well as major research and development centres.
Optimum purchasing power
Above-average salaries and comparatively low taxes result in high purchasing power and saving rates that attract investments. As Switzerland has one of the lowest inflation rates in Europe, its competitiveness and wealth is rising year by year.
Strong travel demand
Foreign trade plays a major role in Switzerland’s economy and generates strong business travel demand throughout the year. While outgoing leisure demand is driven by high disposable incomes, incoming leisure demand is supported by beautiful scenery, a wide range of cultural activities and extremely competitive prices.
Higher purchasing power results in higher achievable ticket prices. The large number of international companies headquartered in the region, and the high proportion of wealthy residents ensure strong demand for premium travel, resulting in better overall yields. In fact, the business and first class cabin shares on intercontinental flights from Zurich are among the highest throughout Europe.