Zurich Airport News Flash No. 17 / Decision of the Swiss Federal Court regarding foreseeability of east approaches
As announced today, the Swiss Federal Court decided January 1st, 1961 to be the relevant reference day for the foreseeability of the east approaches. Therewith it approved the appeal of Flughafen Zürich AG completely. With this decision, the Swiss Federal Court rejects all requests from landowners, who have bought their landed property since January 1st, 1961. Furthermore, it annulled the decision of the Federal Administrative Court which determined May 23rd, 2000 to be the reference day for the foreseeability of the east approaches.
Despite this decision regarding foreseeability of east approaches other important questions still remain unanswered, e.g. indemnifications for reduced value of yield properties.