In 2017, 29.4 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.3%. The number of flight movements was 0.5% higher than in 2016. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by 1.9%.
In 2017, Zurich Airport was host to a total of 29'396'094 passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.3%.
The number of local passengers rose by 5.3% to 21 million in 2017. The transfer passenger share increased from 27.6% in 2016 to 28.3% in 2017 as the number of transfer passengers at Zurich Airport went up by 8.8% to 8.3 million.
The average number of passengers per flight rose from 117.2 to 124.3. This was supported by a 4.3% rise in seat supply and a 1.4 percentage point increase in seat load factor to 77.2%.
Overall, there were 270'453 flight movements at Zurich Airport in 2017, corresponding to an increase of 0.5% compared to previous year's figure. Swiss International Air Lines’ share of air traffic amounted to 53.5%, followed by Edelweiss Air (4.5%), Air Berlin (4.0%) and Eurowings (3.1%).
There was a 13.1% increase in freight volume in 2017 versus 2016. During the year under review, a total of 490'452 tons of freight passed through Zurich Airport.
Key traffic figures December 2017
In December, 2'172'291 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 3.3% compared to last year.
Local passengers increased by 4.0% to 1'524'279 in December 2017. The transfer rate is at 29.6% in the month under review (-0.5 percentage points vs. previous year) and transfer passengers increased by 1.6% to 641'544.
In December 2017, air traffic movements decreased to 20'099 (-1.6 % vs. previous year). The average passenger per movement figure increased to 122.0 (+5.4% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 75.0% (+0.7 percentage points vs. previous year).
In December 2017, a total of 43'493 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This corresponds to an increase in freight volume of 7.7% compared to last year.