Zurich Airport (IATA: ZRH; ICAO: LSZH), also known as Kloten Airport, is the main and largest international airport of Switzerland. It primarily serves Zurich and its canton, and the rest of the country. Zurich Airport is located in Kloten, Rumlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon, 13 km (8 miles) north of Zurich city center. Zurich Airport operates as a hub for Edelweiss Air and it is the main one for Swiss International Airlines. It is also a focus city for Germania Flug and Helvetic Airways.
The busiest routes from Zurich Airport are London, Dubai, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Bangkok, Düsseldorf and Amsterdam.
City, Country: Zurich, Switzerland
Location: Kloten, Kanton Zurich, 8058
Distance: 13 km north of Zurich city center
Official website: www.zurich-airport.net
IATA Code: ZRH
ICAO Code: LSZH
Heathrow Airport Terminals
Zurich International Airport has three passenger terminals connected through the Airside Center:
Terminal A – Zurich Airport Terminal A, also named as Gates A or Pier A, has all gates prefixed with A. Terminal A hosts flights to destinations within Schengen area and domestic flights across the country. It is connected to the Airside center and passengers can move freely.
Terminal B – Zurich Airport Terminal B contains gates prefixed with B and D. It opened in 1975 and was reopened in November 2011 after three years of reconstruction. As Terminal A, it is directly connected to the Airside Center and handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Please note that each gate of Terminal B has a couple of numbers; one prefixed B and the other D.
Terminal E – Zurich Airport Terminal E has all gates prefixed with E and is also known as Dock E. It is an alone satellite terminal used by both international and non-Schengen flights. It was inaugurated in 2003. Please note that Terminal E is located northeast of Concourse A, that is why is served by the Skymetro
Zurich Airport History
The first flight abroad from Switzerland landed on July 21, 1921. In the early years of aviation, the Dübendorf Air Base, located some 8 km (5.0 mi) to the south-east of Zurich Airport, also served as the city’s commercial airfield. The need for a dedicated commercial facility led to the search for a location at which to build a replacement airport.Switzerland’s federal parliament decided in 1945 that Zürich was to be the site of a major airport, and sold 655 hectares (1,620 acres) of the Kloten-Bülach Artillery Garrison (German: Artillerie-Waffenplatz Kloten-Bülach) to the canton of Zürich, giving the canton control of the new airfield. Construction of the airport began the following year.