In 2021, 10,2 million passengers flew through Zurich Airport - an increase of 22,7 percent compared to the previous year. At that time, 8,3 million passengers were registered. Compared to 2019, the number of passengers is almost a third.
Low passenger numbers in the first half of the year, followed by a recovery in summer and autumn, several changes in travel and quarantine regulations and a renewed uncertain situation at the end of the year all impacted the passenger and traffic volume at Zurich Airport in 2021. The number of passengers in 2021 was exactly 10.234.428 travelers, 22.7 percent more than in the previous year, compared to 2019 the passenger numbers are almost a third. There were a total of 132.600 flight movements last year, which corresponds to an increase of 19,1 percent compared to 2020. The freight volume also increased by 35,0 percent compared to 2020: A total of 393.062 tons of freight were transported in the reporting year.
The airport reached almost half of the pre-crisis level in December
In the last month of 2021, 1.059.386 passengers flew via Zurich Airport. This corresponds to an increase of 198,2 percent compared to the same period last year. Compared to December 2019, the number of passengers in the reporting month was 45,4 percent. In contrast, 37.464 tons of freight were handled at Zurich Airport in December. This corresponds to an increase of 36,7 percent compared to the same month last year. Compared to December 2019, 2,6 percent less freight was handled.