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

Flughafen Zürich AG wins airport concession in Chile

22.05.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG was awarded a new concession to operate and expand the international airport Diego Aracena (IATA: IQQ) in the city of Iquique, in northern Chile.

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Stefan Tschudin appointed new Chief Operation Officer

17.05.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG has designated a successor for Chief Operation Officer Stefan Conrad. Stefan Tschudin, Head Regulatory Affairs & Noise, will be appointed as the new Chief Operation Officer (COO) and member of the management board of the airport operator as of October 1, 2017.

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11.05.2017 - In April, 2'537'301 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 15.2% compared to last year’s same period.

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Zurich Airport opens observation deck and introduces guided tours for passengers

08.05.2017 - Passengers travelling via Dock E can now spend time on an observation deck or book a personal guided tour in the midst of passenger flows. Both services enhance the quality of time spent at Zurich Airport.

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The future of retail – THE CIRCLE as an innovative platform for new retail formats

05.05.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG operates one of the biggest retail platforms in Switzerland and will continue to strengthen its position with THE CIRCLE. With a wide variety of uses, the new destination will offer a new and interactive form of customer dialogue.

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Viewing platform for plane spotters and new Heligrill open from 28 April 2017

27.04.2017 - The area on the western side of Zurich Airport with a view of the intersection of runways 10/28 and 16/34 is a favourite place for plane spotters to hang out. From 28 April 2017, visitors can look forward to a four-metre high viewing platform and the new Heligrill.

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2017 General Meeting of Shareholders of Flughafen Zürich AG

20.04.2017 - At today’s General Meeting of Shareholders of Flughafen Zürich AG, all the points on the agenda were approved in line with the proposals of the Board of Directors. The 2016 financial statements include a profit of CHF 248.0 million. The General Meeting of Shareholders agreed on a dividend of CHF 3.20 per share. An additional dividend of CHF 3.20 per share was also approved. Josef Felder and Stephan Gemkow were elected as new members of the Board of Directors and the members standing for re-election were voted in for a further term of one year.

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Air China offers a new direct service from Zurich to Beijing

19.04.2017 - As of 7 June 2017, Air China will operate four direct flights a week from Zurich to Beijing.

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Key traffic figures Zurich Airport March, 2017

12.04.2017 - In March, 2'195'583 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.4% vs. previous year.

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Change of COO Stefan Conrad to international business

11.04.2017 - The Chief Operating Officer of Flughafen Zürich AG, Stefan Conrad, will assume the management of the activities of Flughafen Zürich AG in Latin America as CEO. He steps down as Chief Operating Officer and member of the management board of Flughafen Zürich AG at the end of September 2017. This move underscores the importance of international activities for Flughafen Zürich AG.

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THE CIRCLE foundation stone laid

24.03.2017 - Zurich Airport’s attractiveness as a destination in its own right will be further strengthened by THE CIRCLE. The foundation stone laying ceremony on 24 March 2017 marked a real milestone in the genesis of this project.

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New summer flight timetable from 26 March 2017

23.03.2017 - The summer timetable will take effect from Sunday, 26 March 2017 with the switch to summer time. It will remain in force until Saturday, 28 October 2017. In addition, there will be some changes to visitor services.

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