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Zürich Airport

Flughafen Zürich
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Airport type Public
Owner Flughafen Zürich AG
Serves Zürich, Switzerland
Location Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 1,416 ft / 432 m
Coordinates 47°27′53″N 008°32′57″E / 47.46472°N 8.54917°E / 47.46472; 8.54917Coordinates: 47°27′53″N 008°32′57″E / 47.46472°N 8.54917°E / 47.46472; 8.54917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 8,202 2,500 Concrete
14/32 10,827 3,300 Concrete
16/34 12,139 3,700 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 27,666,428
Passengers change 15–16 Increase5.3%
Aircraft movements 269,160
Movements change 15–16 Increase1.5%

Zürich Airport (German: Flughafen Zürich, (IATA: ZRHICAO: LSZH)), is an international airport serving Zürich. It is the largest hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It is 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of central Zürich, in the municipalities of Kloten, Oberglatt, Rümlang, Winkel and Opfikon, all of which are within the canton of Zurich. It was opened in 1948. It is also known as Kloten Airport.

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