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

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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Flughafen Zürich AG wins concession for airport in Brazil

16.03.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG was awarded the concession to operate and expand Hercílio Luz International Airport (IATA: FLN) in the city of Florianópolis in southern Brazil.

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Key traffic figures Zurich Airport February, 2017

13.03.2017 - In February, 1.9 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.8%. The number of flight movements was 1.7% lower than in the same month last year.

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Zurich Airport again at the forefront of customer satisfaction survey

06.03.2017 - 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 280 airports around the world.

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Good financial year 2016 for Flughafen Zürich AG: Revenue of over CHF 1 billion for the first time and higher profit

06.03.2017 - Flughafen Zürich AG posts gratifying results for the past financial year. The airport operator generated a profit of CHF 248.0 million in the reporting period.

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Key Figures January 2017

13.02.2017 - 1,964,021 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport in January (+8.7% vs. previous year).

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