Zurich is the most populous city in Switzerland with a population of nearly 402,800 inhabitants in December 2016. The agglomeration, meanwhile, has about 1.3 million inhabitants, which makes Zurich a “small” metropolis compared to other cities of similar importance.
Zurich is Switzerland’s fourth-largest lake in terms of land area, located on the Zurich Lake (Zurichsee). Zurich is a holiday resort appreciated by the Swiss, German and Austrian bourgeoisie, particularly because of the beauty of its view and its historic center, as well as the exceptional mildness of its climate. The river crossing it, the Limmat, was classified as the cleanest urban river in Europe according to the US Department of Agriculture in 2015. The people of Zurich are used to swimming there, right in the heart of city, in summer.
Zurich Airport , also known as Kloten, is Switzerland’s main international airport and the gateway to the region for a large number of domestic and international flights. With no less than four terminals reserved for private jets, it is also one of the largest business airports in the country.
It serves as a connecting platform for Swiss International Air Lines, and since Lufthansa took over Swiss, it has been Lufthansa’s third platform. Many investments were made in this airport before the bankruptcy of Swissair, of which he was the main (then almost the only) home port.
In 2006, 19.2 million passengers passed through the airport.
In 2009, the airport handled 21,926,872 passengers1. Its profit was 114.9 million, with a turnover of 820.2 million francs.
In 2010, the airport received more than 22.88 million passengers, and more than 25.47 million in 2014. In 2015, more than 26 million (+ 3.2%) passengers pass through the airport. airport.
In 2006, London-based Skytrax ranked Zurich Airport 8th in the world’s top ten airports.
Three years later, in 2009, he was elected by the same institute as the 4th best airport in the world behind Incheon International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, and finally Singapore Changi Airport.
The number of people working on the airport area is in the order of 15,000, the operator of Flughafen Zürich AG (in) employing 1,200 people.
The Rega center of the Swiss Rescue Air Guard is there.
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