In 2020, a year strongly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Swiss civil aviation (scheduled and charter flights and general aviation) recorded in total 1.1 million aircraft movements (take-offs and landings) and 16.9 million passengers. This represents a decrease of 24% of movements and even of 71% of passengers compared to the previous year.
General aviation with mostly smaller aircraft accounted for the majority of flight movements in 2020, namely 84%. In contrast, scheduled and charter traffic dominated passenger volumes with a share of 97% (corresponding to 16.5 million passengers).
Timely evaluations of scheduled and charter traffic (annual and quarterly data) can be found here: