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17.01.2020

WEF – many guests from business and political circles arrive via Zurich Airport

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in Davos from 21-24 January 2020. During this period, Zurich Airport expects additional flight movements on a par with past years, including numerous helicopter flights.

This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will commence on 21 January 2020 and will run until 24 January 2020. Over these four days, a number of well-known people from business and political circles from around the world are expected, and many of them will arrive at Zurich Airport. Additional flight movements are expected as of the beginning of next week. These comprise small business jets as well as large and small government aircraft and various helicopter flights. Overall, the additional take-offs and landings during the WEF week will be on a par with recent years.

A total of approximately 75 stands will be available to handle WEF aircraft, depending on their size. These stands are already reserved for registered delegations. For space reasons, the aircraft of other WEF visitors will be given time slots of max. two hours for loading and unloading. They will then be required to leave Zurich Airport. It is basically up to the pilots to decide which other airport to use. 

Dübendorf Airport is also offering 40 stands for direct flights. Direct handling of flights at Dübendorf will be possible again this year but this is hardly likely to affect the additional flight movements at Zurich Airport. A greater number of helicopter flights together with additional noise emissions will be inevitable in the days preceding, during and after the WEF.

Note to editorial team
Owing to the requirements of the US delegation it will not be possible for media representatives to be present for the arrival and departure of the US President at Zurich Airport. 

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