Zurich-Kloten Airport intends to rebuild Dock A and the tower. Both new buildings are intended to replace the existing buildings, some of which are well over 30 years old. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation has now initiated the plan approval process.
Today's Dock A was put into operation in 1985 as a contiguous building wing with the control tower - known in technical language as the "tower". After more than 35 years of operation, they have reached the end of their service life because they only inadequately meet today's requirements for the functionality and sustainability of airport buildings. An extensive site evaluation comes to the conclusion that a new dock should be built north of today's Dock A. Construction can take place during ongoing airport operations.
The “Airport Head Development” program was created to coordinate the construction work. It includes the main Dock A project, the new tower construction and several sub-projects. After construction work on Dock A is completed, the tower will be embedded in the terminal and will be located east of the current location.
Interested citizens can view the planning documents between November 16 and December 15, 2023. There is also the opportunity to submit a statement. Both the new construction of Dock A with the necessary adjustments to the apron and the new tower have no impact on flight operations in the air. A change to the operating regulations is therefore not necessary, emphasizes the Bazl.