ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3279 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 3): although the gates under it are not used anymore...
I rarely use ZRH, as I am always in the French part of the country. (as you saw in Geneva in July...) Why aren't the gates there used anymore? I did happen to use ZRH this summer when I flew home (we did GVA-ZRH-LHR-EWR in one day, so much fun) and from where I was inside the terminal it looked like the gates were being used unless my eyes were playing tricks on me and I thought I was somewhere else in the airport. It looked like the TG flight and the Singapore flights were operating out of there. I assumed it was the Viewing Terrace location because the last time I had been in ZRH, 4 years ago, the TG flight had been right under me and the Singapore had been on the opposite side of the same wing. When did they stop operations out of there, why, and is it scheduled to re-open in the future or not?
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HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6509 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5): I don't know if it still is, but there was also a terrace on the new E terminal.
It is open only on Wednesday and on weekends. Access is by shuttle bus from terrace B (see URL in my reply #2, but only in german - maybe somebody finds the button to switch to english ).
Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5): As it has been mentioned before, B Terminal isn't used for passenger services at the moment. But you can enjoy several aircrafts parked there, including the SAA 342 and some other planes.
Also TG´s MD-11 used to be parked over there. On the other side of Terminal B smaller a/c by AF, LH and LO, ... are using remote stands.
Terminal B is closed (and its future still uncertain, IIRC) due to the fact that ZRH now has too many gates (after opening of Dock E and the reduced traffic after SR´s death).
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PipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1592 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4): my eyes were playing tricks on me and I thought I was somewhere else in the airport. It looked like the TG flight and the Singapore flights were operating out of there
They park the planes there of most flights that arrive in the morning and leave in the night. (Asian flights or South African) They are used as parking. So they are used but no passenger walks into the fingerdocks. They tow it to midfield terminal E for these flights. (thanks to Mike for these infos back in august)
But I read somewhere around here that the gates at B will be reopened for use soon.
As for the viewing terrace, it's open and offers some nice views
[Edited 2005-10-06 22:37:45]
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ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 1279 times:
The terrace B is open as it was. The gates B are not used (the nine airbridge gates) since the opening of Dock E though the terminal (Check-in and Arrival) is used heavily. Because of Switzerland joining the Schengen treaty there are plans to refurbish them and reopen in 2007 (read this thread: Zurich Airport Probably Reopens Dock B ). When you have time come to ZRH on a Wednesday or on Weekends and take the bus to terrace E. There you are within the traffic and you see almost all runways. Furthermore all wide-bodies are parked at the E-gates.