Zurich Airport (German: Flughafen Zürich, IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH), also known as Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport of Switzerland. The Swiss Gov decided in 1945 that Kloten was to be the site of a major airport. In 1947, the airport handled 133,638 passengers on 12,766 airline flights; in 1952, 372,832 passengers on 24,728 airline flights. The new terminal opened in 1953, and the first expansion of the airport was submitted in 1956. Today the airport has three airside piers, which are known as terminals A, B and E and three runways: 16/34 of 3,700 m, 14/32 of 3,300 m, and 10/28 of 2,500 m. Zurich Airport offers scheduled and charter flights to 196 destinations in 62 countries around the world.
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