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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.


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