Terminal 2 opened in 1975 and is an integral part of Zurich Airport's core infrastructure.
In addition to the main check-in hall on Level 2, Terminal 2 is also home to Arrival 2 as well as various retail areas and offices. Following more than three decades at the heart of flight operations, Flughafen Zürich AG launched an extensive building upgrade project in 2010.
The "Terminal 2 upgrade" project provides Terminal 2 with state-of-the-art technology, as well as significant operational, visual and commercial improvements to the building. Terminal 2 will therefore receive a new, functional and visually attractive outer shell and and a new roof. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems are being modernised. The retail and office units are being refurbished, and extensions to three sides of the building will enlarge the entire check-in area.
Installation of the additional second walkway involved a great deal of precision work. It was completed in summer 2013 and has linked the Airport Center to Terminal 2 since 26 March 2014. The old walkway will be renovated during the second main construction phase.
The "Terminal 2 upgrade" project is due to be completed by mid-2016.
Impressions new Terminal 2
Check-in renovation work
The renovation of the entire check-in hall is due for completion in October 2015 and will take place in two phases. This will create a more spacious and well-lit area, offering passengers a much better overview and providing more space for checking in.
The linear arrangement of the check-in counters will provide capacity for 16 more counters, bringing the total to 104 counters when the renovation work is completed.
As the infrastructure is still available for passenger operations during the renovations to the check-in hall, the work primarily poses an organisational challenge.
For the start of the second construction phase in the northern part of the hall the airlines have also moved. Repeated adjustments will be made to the user concept to make the best use of the check-in area.
These adjustments mean that the airlines will be in different places in the check-in areas. For this reason we ask all passengers to check the website prior to their flight for more information about each check-in area and to allow extra time at the airport.