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Zurich Airport - Key traffic figures May 2021

In May 2021, 450’500 passengers passed through Zurich Airport, approximately 10 times more than during the same period last year. In a year on year comparison to 2019, passenger numbers were 83.4% lower in the reporting month.

The number of local passengers in May 2021 was 362’975, with transfer passengers accounting for 17.9% of the total, or 83’302 passengers.

In May 2021, air traffic movements increased to 8’043 (+162.5% vs. the previous year). Compared to May 2019, air traffic movements decreased by 67.1%. The average passenger per movement figure increased to 92.6 (+44.0% vs. the previous year). The average seat load factor was at 53.8% (+18.8 percentage points vs. the previous year).

In May 2021, a total of 33’644 tons of freight were transported at Zurich Airport. This is an increase in freight volume of 78.0% compared to last year. Compared to May 2019, freight volume decreased by 11.6%.

Increased activity at Zurich Airport
The desire to travel and the easing of travel restrictions by many countries are noticeable at Zurich Airport. The medical situation has steadily improved in recent weeks, at least in large parts of Europe, and the federal government no longer generally advises against travel. Whether family visits, vacations or business appointments - after more than a year of the Corona pandemic, life is gradually returning to Zurich Airport.