The Swiss are in the autumn travel bug. Zurich Airport expects up to 68,000 passengers per day during the upcoming holidays.
the essentials in brief
- Zurich Airport expects a rush in the autumn holidays.
- Up to 68,000 people are said to fly via Zurich every day.
- Destinations in Spain and Turkey, among others, are popular.
The autumn holidays in the canton of Bern have been taking place last week – in the canton of Zurich it will be time for next week. The Swiss’ desire to travel seems unchecked: While autumn is arriving in this country, people are drawn to the warmth – despite Corona. The fact that you have to show a Covid certificate at most holiday destinations does not seem to be an obstacle for many.
Up to 68,000 passengers a day
Because: Zurich Airport is expecting a rush. “For the autumn holidays, we expect up to 68,000 passengers on peak days,” media spokeswoman Jasmin Bodmer-Breu told Nau.ch. “That’s roughly the same as the summer peak,” she adds.
After trips abroad were not possible for a long time due to the corona pandemic, Mr and Mrs Swiss apparently have a lot to catch up on. The currently most popular travel destinations are Germany, Spain, the USA, Turkey and England, i.e. Bodmer-Breu.
The US recently announced that it would lift travel restrictions for people from Europe from November. This is quickly reflected in the booking figures of the Airline Swiss.
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At Zurich Airport, however, it is assumed that the number of passengers will decrease again after the holiday season: “After what is expected to be an intensive autumn holiday, traffic will probably calm down again in November.”
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