Zurich Airport Is Europe's Best Airport for 18 Years in a Row

Zurich Airport Is Europe’s Best Airport for 18 Years in a Row

This airport will have you sticking around longer on your next trip in Switzerland.

With the comeback of international travel so close you can almost taste it, finding the right airport to start your next journey can be just as important as the destination you’re flying into. 

For its 18th consecutive year, Zurich Airport in Switzerland was named the best airport in Europe by the World Travel Awards, the leading authority in celebrating excellence across all sectors of global travel and tourism. Taking home the award for “Europe’s Leading Airport,” Zurich Airport is Switzerland’s largest airport and the main hub of Swiss International Air Lines.

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Why Zurich Airport was voted “Europe’s Leading Airport” for 18 consecutive years

Aside from customer satisfaction, the award reflects the outstanding quality of services available at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland. To keep travellers and employees safe amidst the pandemic, for example, the airport has implemented a wide range of health and safety protocols, including providing plexiglass panels at counters and more than 200 hygiene stations with masks and disinfectant. 

“In these difficult times in particular, the award is a great honour for us,” said Stephan Widrig, CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG, in an official press release. “It is recognition for the excellent cooperation between all our airport partners and the huge commitment of everyone working at Zurich Airport.” 

Zurich Airport Is the Leading Airport in Europe for 18 Years in a Row

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Zurich Airport is also the first airport in the world to activate Google’s Live View feature in Google Maps. This technology enables passengers to navigate the terminal areas and easily find their destination using the camera function on their smartphones. 

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Winners of the 2021 World Travel Awards

Winners of the 2021 World Travel Awards

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Representing the best of the global travel industry, the winners of the 2021 World Travel Awards are selected by an international jury of tourism and hospitality experts.

Greece won the highly coveted award of “Europe’s Leading Destination.” Another popular summer destination, Portugal, also bagged several awards, including “Europe’s Leading Beach Destination” for Algarve and “Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination” for the Azores Islands.

The results of the 2021 World Travel Awards also swung in favour of Russia, with the city of Moscow receiving the award of “Europe’s Leading City Destination” and Saint Petersburg winning “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination.”

For a full list of winners, visit the World Travel Awards’ official website here.

Featured image credit: Zürich Airport | Official Facebook Page 

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