Key traffic figures May 2023


In May 2023, 2,532,918 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 31% compared to last year. Passenger levels are 93% of those reached in May 2019.

In May, the number of local passengers was 1,810,661. Transfer passengers amounted to 28%, equal to 715,994 passengers. 

Year on year, air traffic movements increased by 9% to 22,109 take offs or landings. A monthly comparison shows that air traffic movements are at 90% of the 2019 level. The average passenger per movement figure increased to 133 (+11% vs. previous year). The average seat load factor was at 80% (+6 percentage points vs. previous year). 

A total of 30,506 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport during the month of May. This led to a decrease of 14% in freight volume compared to last year. Compared to May 2019, freight volume decreased by 20%.