Zurich Airport is still 21 percent short of the pre-crisis level

Zurich-Kloten Airport (Photo: Flughafen Zürich AG).
Zurich-Kloten Airport (Photo: Flughafen Zürich AG).

Zurich Airport is still 21 percent short of the pre-crisis level

Zurich-Kloten Airport (Photo: Flughafen Zürich AG).
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In August 2022, 2.470.106 passengers flew via Zurich Airport. This corresponds to an increase of 55 percent compared to the same period last year. Compared to August 2019, the number of passengers in the reporting month was 79 percent - so there are still 21 percent missing from the pre-crisis level. 

The number of local passengers in August 2022 was 1.717.484. The proportion of transfer passengers was 30 percent, in absolute figures this corresponds to 746.102 passengers. The number of flight movements rose by 32 percent compared to the same month last year to 21.404 take-offs or landings. The monthly comparison shows that flight movements are 81 percent of the 2019 level. At 135 passengers, the average number of passengers per flight was 6 percent higher than in the previous year. Seat occupancy increased by 8 percentage points to 83 percent in the month under review compared to the same month last year.  

A total of 30.972 tonnes of freight were handled at Zurich Airport in July. This corresponds to a decrease of 1 percent compared to the same month last year. Compared to August 2019, 13 percent less freight was handled, as the airport announced in a press release. 

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