Zurich Airport Spotting Guide

Zurich Airport is the biggest airport in Switzerland. It is the hub for a variety of airlines, such as SWISS, Edelweiss Air and Helvetic Airways. The Runway usage at Zurich Airport is quite difficult for foreign plane spotters: 
Note that the following time tables comply with the Swiss and German holidays. On those holidays the same runway usage is equal with the usage on Saturday and Sunday.

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North Approach Plan
North Approach Plan

Normal Operations Normal Operation Hours: MO - FR: 07:00 to 21:00* SA & SO: 09:00 to 20:00* *also in the evening if wind is blowing from north-eastern direction. Take Off: 28 and 16, rarely 10 instead of 28 Landing: 14 Picture by Zurich Airport.

East Approach Plan
East Approach Plan

West Wind Operations Normal Operation Hours: MO - FR: 21:00 to end SA & SO: 20:00 to end If wind is blowing from west, this Approach Plan is in use. Take Off: 34 and 32, rarely 28 Landing: 28 Picture by Zurich Airport.

Southern Approach Plan
Southern Approach Plan

Normal Morning Operations Normal Operation Hours: MO - FR: 05:30 to 07:00* SA & SO: 05:30 to 09:00* *also in the evening if wind is blowing from north-western direction. Take Off: 34 and 32, rarely 28 Landing: 34 Picture by Zurich Airport.