Zurich Airport

One of the most important processes was the search for a location for the new baggage handling system at the main airport. Ground-level space was much too valuable for the head planners at the airport. In the end, the logistics arguments made by suisseplan and the costs won out.

suisseplan developed the idea of centralising stage 1 of the hold baggage screening in the pre-sorting areas. This concept has proven itself several times over since then. The advantages are becoming increasingly apparent these days with the big increase in the cost of EDS machines.

Airport Zurich-Kloten ZRH


Flughafen Zürich AG

Baggage handling system

1996 - 2002

Projekt investment
approx. 110 million €

Key figures

  • 35 million PAX/year
  • 14,000 PAX / peak hour
  • 15,000 pieces of luggage / peak hour
  • 210 check-in counters
  • 14 transfer loading stations
  • 4 DCV routes
  • 9 tilt tray sorters
  • 95 loading end points
  • 12 EDS machines (level 1)
  • 3 EDS machines (level 3)

suisseplan services

  • Flight schedule forecast / design data
  • Baggage master plan / site evaluation
  • Design and system planning
  • Functional RFP
  • Involvement in awarding process
  • Review of the implementation plans
  • Review of the requirements specifications
  • Site supervision
  • Tests and commissioning