Key traffic figures April 2022


In April 2022, 1’829’107 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, which represents more than a quadrupling of passenger numbers compared to the same period last year. Passenger levels are 66% of those reached in April 2019.

In April, the number of local passengers was 1’385’236. Transfer passengers amounted to 24%, equal to 439’458 passengers. 

Year on year, air traffic movements increased by 164% to 17’853 take offs or landings. A monthly comparison shows that air traffic movements are at 77% of the 2019 level. The average passenger per movement figure increased to 123 (+51% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor was at 75% (+27 percentage points vs. previous year). 

A total of 37’053 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport during the month of April. This led to an increase in freight volume of 20% compared to last year. Compared to April 2019, freight volume decreased by 1%. 

Highest passenger numbers since outbreak of pandemic 

Over the Easter and spring vacations, Zurich Airport recorded daily highs in passenger numbers last seen in March 2020. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) also lifted travel restrictions for third-country nationals as of 2 May. As a result, no more pandemic-related restrictions on travel to Switzerland are in place. Anyone entering Switzerland no longer has to present a proof of vaccination, recovery or negative tests. For travel abroad, however, it remains important to be informed about possible restrictions at the destination before travelling, as these can still differ abroad.