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Aviation fans will get their money's worth at Zurich Airport during the WEF days in mid-January. Image: Flughafen Zürich

What's going on at Zurich Airport during the WEF 2024

Numerous guests of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which takes place in Davos in mid-January, travel via Zurich Airport. There will be special tours and longer opening hours for airplane fans on spectator terrace B.

This year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will take place from January 15 to 19, 2024. In the days before, during and after the WEF, additional flight movements of business jets and state aircraft as well as increased political and security-related helicopter transports are expected. As in previous years, a total of around 1000 additional flight movements are expected during this period.

Due to the short-term nature of the visits and the limited number of stands, this figure is only an estimate. As in 2020, Jet Aviation, in collaboration with Zurich Airport, is offering WEF guests the opportunity to refuel their aircraft with a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend.

Longer opening hours on the spectator terrace B

Aviation fans and other interested parties can watch the action from various spotter sites: the spotter site on the west side of the airport, to the north from the spotter site in Oberglatt, or from spectator terrace B.

Opening hours will be extended during the WEF days: from January 13 to January 19, spectator terrace B will be open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. This year's expected State aircrafts include Boeing 747-800s, 747-900s and 777s as well as Airbus 330s and 340s.

Special tours will also be offered during the WEF this year. The number of seats is limited and reservations must be made in advance.