FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Zürich Airport Update

by Erich Martin

Jul 1, 2019
July 2019

THE BIGGEST AND BUSIEST airport in Switzerland began operations in the late 1940s. Since then the airport continued to grow and innovate as passenger volume swelled over the years. In 2019 Zürich Airport remains the most well-connected airport in Switzerland, with regular flights to 163 destinations all over the world.

Zürich Airport is evolving in more ways than increasing passenger volume consistently, but it’s continuing to do that as well. Last year 31,060,544 passengers transited through the airport, up from 26,281,228 passengers in 2015. That year the airport embarked on the biggest single construction project the country had ever seen. The Circle, finally nearing completion, looks to be finished later this year. The Circle will completely change the way travelers and locals alike interact with the airport.

In simple terms, The Circle comprises a complex of varied-use buildings within close walking distance of the airport terminals. The complex represents a versatile addition to the airport. The Circle facilitates a convergence of business and lifestyle attractions. Two hotels, new offices, a medical clinic, venues for art and culture, restaurants and educational facilities bolster the additions to the airport.

The Circle features seven hubs, each focused on a different outlet. For instance, one hub is home to offices, while another houses The Circle’s restaurants and yet another holds an art center filled with galleries and places to pick up new pieces for your collection.

The complex also serves to set the airport apart as a destination in itself. The Circle’s location, just 12 minutes from Zürich proper, makes it convenient for get-togethers to take in art, a show or a great meal. The Circle also shows off the airport’s attention to sustainability. The project will maintain heating and cooling through underground thermal storage units while minimizing water and electricity usage through energy recovery measures.

The Circle is just one piece of the puzzle as Zürich Airport looks toward the future. The Park, another addition coming to the airport in the future and set to open next year, will offer locals and travelers the chance to unwind amid 860,000 square feet of green space. The area, while providing guests a place to get some fresh air, will also aid local conservation efforts and positively impact the natural surroundings of the airport.

For most travelers flying into Switzerland, Zürich Airport is their first impression of the city and country. Continual innovation will ensure the city always puts its best foot forward.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


Insta Feed
Nov 26, 2021

Immersive Experiences at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore delights guests with curated, immersive experiences. Coming off a restoration in 2019, the iconic property welcomes back international guests with unique offerings.

The Future of Hamad International Airport

Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.

Nov 25, 2021

Gift Your Loved Ones Wine Kits this Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about gifts for your wine-loving friends. If you or someone you know is planning an upcoming trip to a wine region, check out Argaux. The all-women-operated and -owned online wine shop and educational platform offers a series of tasting sets to celebrate and introduce some of the best wine destinations. The Gaux-To Tasting Sets are perfect for travelers to experience the wine before they travel — or without having to travel.

Nov 24, 2021

The Red Sea Development Company Finalizes Contract for 100 Percent Renewable Utilities

The Red Sea Development Company recently finalized its utilities deal with a consortium led by ACWA Power for The Red Sea Project, setting the development as the largest tourism project in the world set to be powered solely by renewable energy.

Experiencing GBTA Convention 2021
Safely and Responsibly

GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.

eFlyer Deals
Nov 24, 2021

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Black Friday Deal

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.

eFlyer Lead
Nov 24, 2021

Inkaterra Named First Climate-Positive Hotel Brand in the World

Peru-based hotel brand Inkaterra was named the first-ever “climate-positive” hotel brand in the world by GreenInitiative. Climate-positive can be defined as “any activity that furthers the achievement of net zero carbon emissions, providing an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” Endorsed by the United Nations, GreenInitiative announced Inkaterra Hotels’ achievement upon measuring the company’s carbon footprint and offset.

Greece: Destination Luxury

Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.

Nov 23, 2021

L’Auberge de Sedona Announces “Home for the Holidays” Feature

Premiere luxury resort L’Auberge de Sedona debuts the Home for the Holidays experience to go with the resort’s holiday celebrations. Guests are invited to join in the festivities this year amid Arizona’s beautiful natural features like Oak Creek and Red Rocks.