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Impressions from Zürich Airport

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH
 
Newly Swissed felt right at home at ZRH airport amidst the sleek design, crisp typography and occasional red elements guiding travelers along the way. A behind-the-scenes tour courtesy of Christian Leu revealed some lesser known facts about this global hub with connections to no less than 67 countries.

What might be a common size for an airport in other countries is quite a big deal in Switzerland – literally. With a daily traffic flow among passengers and employees equaling the population of the city of St. Gallen, the ZRH airport is actually a city within a city.

The tour essentially highlighted a passenger's trail from customs to terminal E (which I know in my sleep, sadly):
 
Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH
 
I was fascinated by the myriad of floors and hallways devised to seal off transferring passengers from those traveling within the Schengen region, as well as those coming from non-Schengen origins...
 
Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH
 
It was lots of fun to go underneath the terminal to witness the baggage sorting machines and beat up cargo containers...
 
Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

Impressions from Zurich Airport ZRH

About Dimitri

As the founder and editor of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about writing and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club. Dimitri loves discovering new trends, covering topics such as architecture, design, social media and tourism.
  • Filisur

    The thing that made the biggest impression on my latest journey out of Zurich airport was the signage syphoning off us lowly Economy passengers from the superior Crew/Priority/Business/First class types. Obviously, when flying one is used to being treated differently as an Economy passenger but somehow I felt my status being highlighted – and not in a good way!

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