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Decommissioning of "VOR Trasadingen" navigation system

Over the coming months, the take-off and landing procedures at Zurich Airport are to be switched to modern satellite-based navigation methods. As a result, the conventional "VOR Trasadingen" navigation system will be gradually decommissioned until February 2020.

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Key traffic figures Zurich Airport January 2019

In January, 2'134'608 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.8% compared to last year.

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China weeks at Zurich Airport

Now, visitors to Zurich Airport can immerse themselves in the big wide world and explore different cultures. Over the course of the year five destinations will be in the spotlight – the first is China, including the traditional lion and dragon dances at the Airport Center on 10 February.

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

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in Davos from 22-25 January 2019. During this time, additional flight movements are expected at Zurich Airport and are likely to be at a similar level to previous years.

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More than 31 million passengers for the first time

In 2018, 31.1 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.8%. The number of flight movements was 3.0% higher than in 2017. Despite an increase in seat capacity and due to the use of larger aircraft, the seat load factor went up by 0.6 percentage points.

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Record: Zurich Airport welcomes its 30 millionth passenger

For the first time ever, more than 30 million passengers have passed through Zurich Airport in one year. Today a delegation from Flughafen Zürich AG welcomed the 30-millionth passenger of 2018 in person and presented him with a gift.

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Key traffic figures Zurich Airport November 2018

In November, 2'214'909 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 6.0% compared to last year.

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Participation process for the Glatt upgrade in the Rümlang/Oberglatt segment completed

The Glatt upgrade project entails enhancing the relatively featureless river basin on the western side of Zurich Airport in terms of its environmental and recreation value as well as providing improved flood protection. The concluding event held today marks the end of the participation process relaunched in September 2017. The airport operator will now submit the planning application for the southern section between Opfikon (Tolwäng) and Rümlang (Fromatt) to FOCA for approval. It should be available for public inspection as of mid-February 2019.

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Key traffic figures Zurich Airport October 2018

In October, 2'904'250 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.3% compared to last year.

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Ordinance on Airport Charges: FOCA jeopardising future investments in airport infrastructure

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has presented its proposals on the revision, announced in June, of the Ordinance on Airport Charges. If FOCA's proposal is implemented, aviation revenues at Zurich Airport in the next regulatory period will be reduced by around 25%, or by more than 150 million Swiss francs. As airline ticket prices in the air travel industry are set flexibly in line with supply and demand, this reduction would not benefit passengers. However, it would have major ramifications for investments in the aviation infrastructure. Therefore, Flughafen Zürich AG will vigorously oppose this incomprehensible proposal.

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