Key traffic figures April 2021


In April 2021, 323,500 passengers flew through Zurich Airport, about 12x more compared to the same period last year, in which Zurich Airport saw the lowest number of passengers during the Corona pandemic at 26,913. Compared to April 2019, passenger numbers are 88.1% lower in the reporting month.

The number of local passengers in April 2021 was 262,222, with transfer passengers accounting for 17.9% of the total. Zurich Airport recorded 6,771 takeoffs or landings, representing a 252.5% increase in aircraft movements compared to the same month last year. Compared to April 2019, 70.9% fewer aircraft movements took place. The average passenger per movement figure was 81.3 (+119.7% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor is at 45.8% (+25.7 percentage points vs. previous year).

A total of 30,809 tons of cargo were handled at Zurich Airport in April. This represents an increase of 153.0% compared to the same month last year. Compared to April 2019, 17.9% less cargo was handled.

Today's announcement by the Swiss Federal Council to relax the quarantine rules for vaccinated people is a step in the right direction allowing freedom of travel again. Anyone who has been vaccinated, tested or has recovered should be able to leave and enter the country without quarantine and move freely within Switzerland. The frequently changing travel and quarantine rules unsettles many passengers and make it difficult to plan. Along with the gradual normalization of public life, planning reliability related to travel must also be restored with reliable rules and conditions.