Flughafen Zürich AG and its partners make extensive efforts to keep Zurich Airport safe and secure. But even with all these precautionary measures, the occurrence of an accident or incident can never be totally excluded.
Be it an aircraft crash, a hijacking, a bomb threat, an explosion or an epidemic, what is vitally important in the event of any accident or incident is to have the emergency preparations in place which will ensure the correct response. The European Union also requires all airports to devise and maintain an Emergency Plan for handling any such event. The corresponding emergency organization should be able to perform duties and tasks for the duration of the emergency that cannot be performed by the regular airport organization. It should thus ensure an efficient and coordinated response to the emergency, to enable operations to return to normal as swiftly as possible.