Zurich Handles 2m Passengers in February

Zurich Airport Entrance
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On March 12, 2024, Swiss airport, Zurich, released its February 2024 traffic figures. Lets take a dive into them.

This article will cover the details surrounding Zurich Airport’s (ZRH) February 2024 traffic figures, comparing to previous years.

Zurich’s Strong February

Photo Credit: Anidaat, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

To kick things off, during February 2024, Zurich Airport (ZRH), handled a total of 2,017,326 passengers.

This figure represents an increase of 16% when compared to 2023 figures, and is also 99% of what was saw in 2019.

Breaking this figure down, 1,367,318 were local passengers and the other 645,674 were transfer passengers.

Flights & Freight

Data Credit: Zurich Airport

Taking a dive into the above infographic, the Switzerland airport handled 17,764 take-offs and landings. Representing a 12% increase from 2023 and sitting at 90% of 2019 levels.

In terms of average passenger per movement figure, this increased to 130, up 1% when compared to 2023.

However, the average load factor had fallen by 1% down to 77% this year as opposed to 78% in 2023.

In terms of freight, Zurich Airport (ZRH) handled 34,053 tons during February. This is a 7% increase when compared to 2023, however, is still down 6% from 2019 levels.


Zurich is served by a vast array of different operators, both passenger and dedicated freighter services. From a passenger perspective, the operators are as follows –

  • Aegean Airlines from Greece.
  • Aer Lingus from Ireland.
  • Air Cairo from Egypt.
  • Air Canada from Canada.
  • Air Corsica from Corsica
  • Air Europa from Spain.
  • Air France from France.
  • Air Malta from Malta.
  • Air Serbia from Serbia.
  • airBaltic from Latvia.
  • American Airlines from U.S.A.
  • AnadoluJet from Turkey.
  • Austrian Airlines from Austria.
  • BeOnd from the Maldives.
  • British Airways from the United Kingdom.
  • Brussels Airlines from Belgium.
  • Bulgaria Air from Bulgaria.
  • Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong.
  • Chair Airlines based in Zurich.
  • Condor from Germany.
  • Corendon Airlines from Turkey.
  • Croatia Airlines from Croatia.
  • Cyprus Airways from Cyprus.
  • Delta Air Lines from U.S.A.
  • easyJet from the United Kingdom.
  • Edelweiss Air based in Zurich.
  • El Al from Israel.
  • Emirates from U.A.E.
  • Ethiopian Airlines from Ethiopia.
  • Etihad Airways from U.A.E.
  • Eurowings from Germany.
  • Finnair from Finland.
  • Helvetic Airways based in Zurich.
  • Iberia from Spain.
  • Icelandair from Iceland.
  • Israir Airlines from Israel.
  • ITA Airways from Italy.
  • KLM from the Netherlands.
  • Korean Air from South Korea.
  • LOT Polish Airlines from Poland.
  • Lufthansa from Germany.
  • Oman Air from Oman.
  • Pegasus Airlines from Turkey.
  • Qatar Airways from Qatar.
  • Royal Jordanian from Jordan.
  • Saudia from Saudi Arabia.
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines from Sweden.
  • Singapore Airlines from Singapore.
  • Southwind Airlines from Turkey.
  • SunExpress from Turkey.
  • Swiss International Air Lines home base in Zurich.
  • Tailwind Airlines from Turkey.
  • TAP Air Portugal from Portugal.
  • Thai Airways International from Thailand.
  • Tunisair from Tunisia.
  • Turkish Airlines from Turkey.
  • United Airlines from U.S.A.
  • Vueling from Spain.

Finally, in terms of their cargo operators, Zurich only gets two dedicated freighter operators, they are Korean Air Cargo and Turkish Cargo.

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