Zurich Airport has announced the completion of its new baggage sorting system, seven years after initial work on the project began.

The largest construction project the airport has carried out to date, the transition from the airport’s previous baggage system has been an ongoing process since November 2023, with extensive monitoring required throughout the process.

Seven years after the project began, the main work on the new baggage sorting system at Zurich Airport has now been successfully completed


Additional works are currently underway on the replacement of obsolete infrastructure within connection tunnels towards Dock E of the airport, with the dock’s baggage system also set for replacement before the end of 2027.

Stefan Tschudin, Chief Operation Officer of Flughafen Zürich AG, emphasizes the importance of the new system:

With the new technology, Zurich Airport ensures that baggage allocation will continue to function reliably in the future.

This is essential for smooth operations of the entire flight process. The new system also meets the new EU regulations for the security screening of checked baggage.

Zurich Airport’s baggage system sorts approximately 30,000 pieces of baggage each day, with the new 25km long baggage track expected to remain in operation for the next 20 to 25 years.



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