WEF 2024: guests from business, politics and society travel via Zurich Airport


The World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place in Davos in mid-January. Numerous guests will be traveling via Zurich Airport for the conference. Overall, about the same number of additional flight movements are expected during the WEF as in previous years. There are special tours for spotters and longer opening hours on the observation deck B.

This year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will take place from 15 to 19 January 2024. In the days before, during and after the WEF, additional flight movements of business jets and state aircraft as well as increased political and security-related helicopter transports are expected. As in previous years, a total of around 1000 additional flight movements are expected during this period. Due to the short-term nature of the visits and the limited number of stands, this figure is only an estimate and is subject to change. As in 2020, Jet Aviation, in cooperation with Zurich Airport, is offering WEF guests the opportunity to refuel their aircraft with a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend.

Observation deck B with extended opening hours

Aviation fans and other interested parties can watch the action from various spotter sites, for example from the spotter site on the west side of the airport, to the north from the spotter site in Oberglatt or from spectator terrace B. Opening hours will be extended during the WEF days: from Saturday, 13 January Friday 19 January, spectator terrace B will be open daily from 08:00 to 20:00. This year's expected state aircraft types include Boeing 747 and 777 as well as Airbus 330 and 340.

Guided WEF tours

Special tours will also be offered during the WEF this year. The number of places is limited and advance booking is mandatory.

Information on spotter locations
Information on guided tours and round trips
Information on WEF tours