Zurich Airport prepares for increased traffic and security during Peace Summit


Zurich Airport anticipates a busier-than-usual weekend as it prepares for the arrival and departure of delegations attending the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, taking place on June 15-16, 2024.

Passengers flying in and out of Zurich Airport this weekend can expect:

  • Increased traffic: The summit will contribute to higher passenger volumes, potentially impacting the punctuality of scheduled flights.
  • Security measures: Expect additional security checks throughout the airport.
  • Observation deck closure: The observation decks will be closed from June 14 to 16 due to security concerns. Public airport tours are also cancelled during this period.

Passengers are advised to:

  • Check the airport website for flight updates: Zurich Airport will post any delays or schedule changes on their website.
  • Plan accordingly: Allow extra time for check-in, security, and potential delays.

Residents near Zurich Airport:

  • Increased air traffic: Expect more flights than usual, particularly during the nights of June 15/16 and 16/17.
  • Night flight adjustments: The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has temporarily relaxed night flight restrictions to accommodate summit delegations. Limited flights may occur after 2:00 am.
  • Potential operating changes: The airport may need to adjust operations to manage the increased traffic.

Zurich Airport is committed to ensuring a smooth and secure experience for all travellers during the Summit on Peace weekend.


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