Flight Operations to Zurich- World Economic Forum 2017

World Economic Forum

Touted as the one of the most creative engagements of the world’s top thought leaders, the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 will get underway in Davos, Switzerland between January 17-20.  The annual event causes heavy air-traffic at Zurich Airport as international participants travel to the alpine town for the annual event. Here’s the vital info you need to plan a flight to Zurich.

Zurich Airport

  • IATA: ZRH
  • ICAO: LSZH
  • Latitude / Longitude: N47-27.5 E008-32.9
  • Magnetic Variation: 02E
  • Elevation: 1417ft
  • Time Zone Info: UTC+1(+2DT)
  • Daylight savings occurs from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October
  • Fuel:  Jet A-1, AVGAS Jet
Operational Information
  • It’s necessary to apply for a runway slot and PPR through an agent for private, commercial and non-commercial flights
  • No parking is available at ZRH during the WEF; ground time is restricted to a maximum of 3 hours for the drop-off or pick-up of your passengers
  • Recommended airports for parking are LFSB and LSMD
NOTAMs

A0477/16 NOTAMN

  1. Q) LSAS/QMKLT/IV/BO/A/000/999/4727N00833E005
  2. A) LSZH B) 1701150500 C) 1701212300
  3. E) MAX 3 HR GND TIME FOR GA ACFT WO PRKG PERMISSION DUE TO WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF).

A0473/16 NOTAMN

  1. Q) LSAS/QPLCH/IV/M/AE/000/999/4727N00833E005
  2. A) LSZH B) 1701150500 C) 1701212300
  3. E) FLIGHT PLAN WITH INDIVIDUAL CS REQUIRED FOR EACH HEL FLT BTN LSZH AND LSMV (DAVOS) AND VICE VERSA DUE TO WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF).

A0472/16 NOTAMN

  1. Q) LSAS/QMPLT/IV/BO/A/000/999/4727N00833E005
  2. A) LSZH B) 1701150500 C) 1701212300
  3. E) MAX 2 HR GND TIME FOR ALTN LDG OF GEN AVIATION DUE TO WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF).

A0475/16 NOTAMN

  1. Q) LSAS/QFALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/4727N00833E005
  2. A) LSZH B) 1701150500 C) 1701212300
  3. E) EARLIEST NON-SKED LDG FOR WIDEBODY ACFT WO PRKG PERMISSION 1300 DUE TO WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF).

B1177/16 NOTAMN

  1. Q) LSAS/QFALV/V/NBO/A/000/999/4727N00833E005
  2. A) LSZH B) 1701150500 C) 1701212300
  3. E) NO VFR TFC EXC HEL IN CONNECTION WITH WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF).
Immigration

Non-EU passengers

Some non-EU passport holders may enter and remain in the European Union for up to three months without a visa, otherwise you will need to organize a visa prior to your trip.

View http://ec.europa.eu/ for more information.

EU passengers

  • A Passport or EU country ID is necessary
  • A stay of up to 90 days without visa is permitted
  • An extension of stay is possible

Note:

  • Passports must be issued within the ten years prior to arrival or they will not be accepted
  • Tourists must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay
  • Tourists without a return or onward ticket can be refused entry

EU crew

  • A Passport/EU country ID and crew airline ID are required
  • An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors

 Non-EU crew

  • A Passport and airline identity card are required
  • All crew members must be listed on a General Declaration
Customs

Import

  • Free limited import of tobacco and alcohol products for visitors over 17 years of age
  • Tabacco limit is: 200 cigarettes/50 cigars/250 grams of tobacco
  • Alcohol limit is: 2 liters up to 15 % volume and 1 liter over 15 % volume
  • A tax of CHF 4.60 (Swiss Franc) applies per 0.1 liter over this allowance
  • The maximum allowance of wine is 20 liters
  • Food from EU member states is permitted if intended for personal consumption
  • Meat, eggs, and other products of animal origin from outside the EU are prohibited
  • Restrictive measures also apply to plant materials and fruits

Contact Bundesamt fur Landwirtschaft, Pflanzenschutzdienst, CH-3003 Bern. Tel.: +41-31/3222590 or +41-31/3222565 for more information.

Export 

  • Quantities of cheese in excess of 15 kgs, gold, and watches must be declared
  • There are no other export restrictions
Baggage Clearance
  • Baggage is cleared at the final destination
Airport Embarkation Tax
  • No airport tax is levied on passengers
Currency
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • There are no import or export restrictions for local or foreign currencies
Accommodation

Near the airport:

  • Airport Welcome Inn
  • Novotel Zurich Airport
  • Radisson Blu Zurich Airport
  • Sheraton Neues Schloss Zurich
  • Zurich Airport Hilton

In Davos:

  • Waldhotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Grischa – DAS Hotel
  • Intercontinental
Transport

All main international car hire companies have bases at the airport.

Travel time from Zurich to Davos:

  • 3 hours by train
  • 2 hours by car

Note: The above lists are for informational purposes only and based on proximity. UAS does not promote any specific establishments.