Runway usage plan
Zurich Airport's operating regulations, the German implementing regulation (DVO) and the prevailing weather conditions determine which runway usage plan is used at Zurich Airport.
The basic principles governing runway usage and the decision-making processes involved in selecting the relevant flight operation regulations are outlined in the documents. An illustration of flight operations can be found under Flight paths .
Take-off and approach routes to and from Zurich Airport are configured in such a way as to avoid aircraft noise over densely populated areas where possible, thereby reducing the disturbance caused to residents. The Noise Management department monitors adherence to these flight paths in accordance with the Cantonal Airport Act (§3).