Civil aviation

The Swiss civil aviation statistic takes into consideration Switzerland's entire civil aviation. In addition to scheduled and charter flights, it also covers general aviation. This includes commercial and private business travel, sightseeing flights, transport flights, sport flights etc. In addition to data on aeroplanes, data are also shown for other aircraft as helicopters, motor gliders, gliders or airships.

In total there were 1.4 million take-offs and landings in civil aviation in 2017 and 56 million local and transfer passengers. While two thirds (67%) of these take-offs and landings were for general aviation, scheduled and charter flights had far greater passenger volumes with a share of almost 99%.
 

You can find annual and quarterly data specifically on scheduled and charter flights on the webpage:

Key figures on civil aviation in 2017
Registered aircraft
3 333
    of which aeroplanes (excl. motor gliders) 1 786
Take-offs and landings 1 401 688
    Change from 2000 –15%
    Share of scheduled and charter traffic
33%
    Share of general aviation traffic
67%
Local and transfer passengers 55 513 719
    Change from 2000 58%
    Share of scheduled and charter traffic
99%
    Share of general aviation traffic
1%
Persons killed 13
    of which passengers 5
1) Measured against a threshold of 60 dB(A)
2) Year 2006
Sources: FSO – FSO, FOCA – Civil aviation statistics (AVIA_ZL); FOEN – GIS Noise database of Switzerland sonBase; STSB – Aviation accident statistics

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