SP wanted to ban airplanes
WEF business jets are allowed to land in Dübendorf
The SP of the Canton of Zurich believes that the WEF aircraft in Dübendorf would be a nuisance. She wanted to ban the business jets to Kloten. The request was rejected.
A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III brings a helicopter for Trump’s visit to the WEF 2018 in Dübendorf.
The business jets of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos may continue to land and be parked at Dübendorf Airport in the future. This was decided by the Zurich Cantonal Council on Monday. The SP wanted to ban the WEF aircraft from Dübendorf.
“The WEF aircraft are disruptive,” said Felix Hoesch (SP, Zurich) in the debate on the Dübendorf Innovation Park, the SP application. The slope of the future innovation park should be used for innovations, not as a parking lot. “Business jets belong in Kloten.” For the SVP, on the other hand, it was clear that the SP “only wants to stall the WEF”, as Cantonal Councilor Christian Lucek (Dänikon) put it. But the WEF is taking place. In addition, these are state-of-the-art machines that make very little noise.
Dübendorf as a parking lot for Swiss and Helvetic
However, the majority of Parliament rejected the SP motion. With 133 to 39 votes, the cantonal council decided that the WEF jets could continue to land in Dübendorf and be parked there.
During the WEF week, around 130 additional aircraft take off and land in Zurich every day. Some of them land directly at the Dübendorf airfield and are also parked there. However, Dübendorf also became a “car park” during the Corona pandemic, when the airlines Swiss and Helvetic parked part of their temporarily shut down fleet. (SDA)