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European Championship boosting flights to Switzerland

European Championship boosting flights to Switzerland

The hills are alive with the sound of airplanes.
Swiss air traffic control company Skyguide said Friday it expects about 2,000 more flights than usual during the European Championship.
Zurich airport, Switzerland's largest, said it alone expects about 670 extra flights as thousands of football fans travel to Euro 2008, which is being hosted by the Alpine nation and its neighbor Austria from Saturday through till June 29.
About 110 additional charter planes and 225 private business jets are expected to head to Zurich during the three-week event, airport spokesman Marc Rauch said.
Special allowances are also being made for takeoffs and landings at night.
EuroAirport at Basel said it expects more passengers than ever Saturday, when the city hosts the opening game of the tournament between Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
The airport said in a statement that it expects 54 flights associated with Euro 2008 in addition to the usual traffic of 170 flights.


Updated : 2021-02-26 16:02 GMT+08:00