The emergence of Zurich Airport

Since 2000, Flughafen Zürich AG has operated Zurich Airport as a privatised listed company on behalf of the Swiss Confederation.


6 January 2021
First test center opened at Zurich Airport.

11 January 2021
Commencement of installation of technology in the new baggage sorting system.

8 February 2021
Passengers are required to present a negative PCR Covid test upon arrival.

1 March 2021 
Shops allowed to re-open after almost 2.5 months.

2 March 2021
Zurich Airport voted the best airport in Europe for the 18th consecutive time.

1 April 2021
Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport The Circle opens.

21 April 2021
Randstad Award: Flughafen Zürich AG wins the award for the best employer in Switzerland.

1 May 2021
Owing to its strategic importance, "International" becomes an autonomous segment.

31 May 2021
Restaurants allowed to re-open inside seating.

1 July 2021 
Dock E is again open continuously.

1 July 2021
75th anniversary of the ground-breaking ceremony at Zurich Airport.

8 July 2021
EU recognises Switzerland's Covid certificate.

13 July 2021
First scheduled aircraft fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

16 August 2021
Flughafen Zürich AG becomes a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the global network for corporate responsibility.

7 September 2021
Zurich Airport's new Digital Experience platform wins the Best of Swiss Web Award 2021.

18 September 2021 
First district festival at the Circle.

1 October 2021
Zurich Airport is the first in the world to be equipped with Google Indoor Live View.

31 October 2021
With the start of the winter timetable, 80% of the airlines are back in Zurich – compared with before the pandemic.

5 November 2021
The Circle celebrates its first anniversary.

8 November 2021
The USA permits vaccinated passengers from Switzerland to enter the country.

8 November 2021 
Singapore opens a travel corridor for vaccinated passengers.

16 November 2021
Highsnobiety opens the Highsnobiety Concept Store GATEZERO in the Airside Center. 

25 November – 12 December 2021
The first lights and music festival "Zauberpark" delights visitors to the airport.

26 November 2021
The federal government reintroduces a quarantine list due to the Omicron variant.

4 December 2021
The federal government removes all countries from the quarantine list and imposes a stricter testing regime for arriving passengers. 

8 December 2021
The airport gets its own virtual Formula 1 racecourse.

15 December 2021
Opening of the Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle.

31 December 2021
A range of new shops and service providers enhance the offering at Zurich Airport in 2021: AMAG "the square – new mobility hub by AMAG", Bruno Wickart, Zurzach Care, bio local, Racing Unleashed, Dosenbach, Mc PaperLand, cermony, Kieser & VAMED, Capi Electronics and Aesop open outlets at Airport Shopping, the Circle and in the Airside Center.


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