The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, is one of the most visible events of the year for business aviation as scores of aircraft carrying the world’s most powerful and influential politicians, financial experts and corporate chiefs descend upon the area for the four days of the summit. Last year’s event attracted approximately 460 business aircraft to Zurich International Airport.
The flight-planning specialists at Universal Weather & Aviation are advising operators who intend to park their aircraft at Zurich to submit requests as soon as possible since the airport has fewer than 40 spots available for general aviation aircraft, the remainder being reserved for heads of state. Parking clearance at the slot-controlled airport is first-come, first-served, regardless of guest status, so those with last-minute plans may have to drop and go. Recommended alternate parking airports are Basel (France), Geneva and Munich.