Zurich Airport: Passenger numbers on the rise through November

A SWISS jet taxis at Zurich Airport.
Photo Credit: Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport has released its November performance results, showing passenger levels have returned to 92% of the number reached in November 2019.

Zurich Airport (ZRH), the largest Swiss international hub, witnessed remarkable growth in November 2023, with a staggering 2,045,158 passengers passing through its gates.

This significant surge reflects a remarkable 14% increase compared to the previous year.

Passenger Demographics


Notably, the November passenger levels for the airport reached an impressive 92% of the figures recorded in November 2019, showcasing a robust recovery.

Notable in this surge were 1,385,298 local passengers, illustrating the airport’s strong appeal to the domestic market.

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

The vibrant local passenger base played a pivotal role in driving the overall growth, constituting a substantial portion of the total traffic.

This local influx, combined with the airport’s global connectivity, forms a unique blend that contributes to Zurich Airport’s prominence.

Transfer Dynamics: Navigating the Numbers


Transfer passengers, comprising 32% of the total, stood at an impressive 655,912 individuals. This statistic emphasizes Zurich Airport’s strategic position as a hub for connecting flights.

 The influx of transfer passengers not only contributes to the airport’s economic vitality but also enhances its global network, cementing its status as a key player in the international aviation landscape.

Air Traffic Movements


Against the backdrop of increasing passenger numbers, air traffic movements soared by 7% to a total of 18,242 takeoffs or landings year on year.

This growth signifies the airport’s operational efficiency and capacity to handle the escalating demand. Delving into a monthly comparison, these movements reached 92% of the 2019 level, indicating a steady rebound from external challenges.

Unpacking Passenger Metrics


The average passengers per movement rose to 128, marking a 4% increase compared to the previous year.

This metric not only reflects the airport’s ability to efficiently manage its resources but also hints at an enhanced passenger experience.

However, the average seat load factor saw a marginal dip, standing at 76%, down by 1 percentage point compared to the previous year.

These nuanced metrics shed light on the dynamic interplay between capacity, demand, and passenger comfort.

Cargo Challenges: Freight Volume


Despite the overall growth, the freight sector experienced a 4% decrease in volume compared to the previous year, amounting to 34,291 tons in November 2023.

Furthermore, this decline extends to a 12% reduction when compared to the pre-pandemic levels of November 2019.

This dip highlights the unique challenges faced by the cargo segment, potentially stemming from global economic fluctuations and logistical complexities.

Did you know AviationSource has two newsletters? One covers the general news and analysis of the industry as a whole, and the other to do with emergencies that take place throughout the year! To subscribe to our General News Newsletter, CLICK HERE!
To subscribe to our Emergencies, Accidents & Incidents Newsletter, CLICK HERE!

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

TAGGED:

Christchurch Airport delivers strong first half FY24 result

Christchurch Airport has delivered a strong 1H24 result, with total operating revenue of $115.5m exceeding forecast expectations.

Len Varley By Len Varley

Manchester-Boston to welcome Breeze Airways

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) will welcome Breeze Airways as the seventh carrier operating from the airport, from June 14.

Len Varley By Len Varley

Singapore Airlines opens new SilverKris lounge at Perth Airport

Singapore Airlines has opened its new SilverKris Lounge at Perth Airport, as the carrier adds a fourth daily flight from

Len Varley By Len Varley

Changi Airport Group to host Cargo Facts Asia 2024

Changi Airport Group has been selected as host partner for Cargo Facts Asia 2024, the Asia-Pacific air cargo event set

Len Varley By Len Varley
Driven largely by strong domestic demand, passenger numbers at Zurich Airport have shown a 14% increase compared to November 2022.
You Might Also Enjoy