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Flughafen Zürich AG's strategy

We (Flughafen Zürich AG) are fulfilling our licence mandate and increasing enterprise value by

  • using our resources (employees, infrastructure, finances) sustainably, and optimally exploiting manoeuvrability,
  • constantly developing the transport hub as a high-quality hub, thereby guaranteeing security and striving for the best use of the infrastructure and technology available, 
  • using the commercial and services centre (real estate, commerce, services) to expand flight operations, bring the fascination of flying to life, and generate profits which allow the whole system at Zurich Airport to be further developed to a high quality standard,
  • applying our skills and experience to projects at home and abroad in such a way that they enable us to access new medium and long-term sources of income.

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We are the leading transport hub and meeting place in Europe.


We connect Switzerland to the world
We welcome our guests round the clock
We undertake projects at home and abroad
– and we personify "Swissness". 


Expectations & core mandate

The aviation policy outlines the Federal Council's expectations of Zurich Airport as follows:

„Because Zurich Airport is a key infrastructure, it is vital for Switzerland that it runs smoothly. It must continue to provide the infrastructure that airlines need to maintain the best possible direct connections between Zurich and Europe and the world's major cities, and to thereby satisfy the needs of the market. We also expect the airport to support airline hub operations. Zurich Airport must provide an environment that enables airlines to compete with their rivals at other airports".

It is from this statement that we derive our core mandate, which is

„to satisfy the demand for direct connections to the world's major cities"

Alongside the mandate to ensure good international connections, Flughafen Zürich AG is also obliged as a listed company to increase added value and ensure prudent management. To sustainably optimise both the increase in added value and the fulfilment of the mandate, we must better use the existing capacities while creating additional ones.

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