General information

The ground handling market at Zurich Airport was deregulated on the basis of Directive 96/67/EC.

Following an application and corresponding approval by Flughafen Zürich AG, any interested parties may offer ground handling services at Zurich Airport. Exceptions apply to the restricted fields of freight handling, apron services and baggage handling.

For ground handling authorisations, a distinction is made between self-handling and third-party handling authorisations. These can be applied for either for scheduled and charter flights, for general and business aviation, or for both together.

Documents available for download

Terminal
  • Regulation on aviation infrastructure (VIL), (German only)
  • EU Councile Directive 96/67/EC
  • Customs regulations

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Josua Hildbrand

Josua Hildbrand

Head Apron- & General Aviation Services

  • +41 43 816 25 78
  • josua.hildbrand@zurich-airport.com
Hanspeter Spänhauer

Hanspeter Spänhauer

Head Airport Operation Partners

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