Airport Festival for 75th anniversary comes to an end
Zurich Airport celebrated its 75th anniversary from September 1-3 with a big airport festival. In summery weather, around 140,0000 visitors flocked to the airport for a varied program of aviation, culture and culinary delights.
Flughafen Zürich AG and its airport partners offered a varied program of festivities covering the fascinating world of aviation, culture and culinary delights in the Tango and Circle and Park event areas. For the first time, the noise protection hangar was opened to the public. Around 40 exhibitors presented equipment, products, services and professional worlds at Zurich Airport and provided insights behind the scenes of airport operations. The Patrouille Suisse air shows with Helvetic Airways on Friday and Sunday afternoons, as well as the live shows on aircraft handling, met with particular interest. The concerts and dance performances in the Circle and Park and the various program items for children were also well attended. More than 30 food trucks offered a wide range of culinary delights.
As part of the official opening ceremony at the Tango stand on Friday evening, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, and Government Councillor of the Canton of Zurich, Carmen Walker Späh, congratulated Zurich Airport and emphasized its importance for Switzerland in the past, today and in the future.
The organizing team draws a positive conclusion on Sunday evening. Thanks to the commitment of numerous helpers and the good cooperation of all airport partners, the construction work and preparations went off without any major incidents. Immediately after the Patrouille Suisse air show on Sunday afternoon, there was an increase in the number of visitors at the entrance and exit to the Tango event area. The exit at the festival grounds was organized in phases, so that the bus station and the train platforms would not overflow. The situation quickly eased and the airport festival ended as planned. Due to the increased number of visitors, delays occurred for visitors travelling home after the airport festival.
Photos of the airport festival can be found on the festival website www.flughafenfest.ch.
Airport exhibition at Airport Shopping
The motto of the anniversary year at the airport is "Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow: in motion with you" and is also the subject of the interactive multimedia airport exhibition, which can be visited publicly and free of charge at Airport Shopping until September 8.
Sponsors and partners
The main sponsors of the airport festival are IG Flughafen Zürich and Zürcher Kantonalbank. Other sponsors include:
Gold Sponsors: Dufry, Eberhard Unternehmungen
Silver sponsors: Autogrill Schweiz AG, Baumann Koelliker AG, ETAVIS AG, Gategourmet, k kiosk, Lindt & Sprüngli AG, Marché, Marti AG, Specogna Bau AG, Select Service Partner (Schweiz) AG, Steiner Flughafebeck AG, Swissport International AG, Tissot, Walo Bertschinger AG
Bronze sponsors: Beyond Gravity, Burkhalter Technics AG, Chair Airlines, Keller-Frei AG, Läderach Chocolatier Suisse, Reparatur- und Sanierungstechnik Nord AG, Sunrise Business
Airline Partner: Edelweiss Air, Swiss International Air Lines
Supporter: Custodio AG, Implenia AG, MIGROS, show-concept.ch, VBG
Media partners: Radio 24, Tele Züri, Züri Today
Patrons: Basler & Hofmann AG, KIBAG Bauleistungen AG