There's also normal traffic at Zurich?! | Zurich, January 21, 2020

To see all pics from Tuesday, you might also want to check out my other topics:

Welcome back!

It’s been a while, wasn’…oh wait it was earlier today. As promised, here’s part two of three featuring my shots from our crazy trip to Zurich, this time it’s all about airliners. Since I’m sure you are all already hyped for the apron tour pics I won’t talk to much and get right into the topic.

Let’s start with the newest plane at Zurich, helvetic’s brand new Embraer E190-E2.

But it can also be much bigger. Swiss’ beautiful Boeing 777 inbound for runway 14…

…and also causing quite some vortices on landing seconds after. A heavy edit for a change ;)

Zurich isn’t only hub for Swiss and helvetic, but also for Swiss’ low cost subsidiary edelweiss which is also operating touristic long haul flights.

What’s cooler than two long haul planes with two engines? Correct, a long haul plane with four (underpowered) engines. Sadly the fleet of Swiss A340s is shrinking and is down to 5 now, so I was happy to finally get a nice shot of it.

Apparently, people are not the only ones interested in aviation. At some point this beautiful bird joined us watching the arriving KLM 737.

Another Swiss aircraft, but not operated by Swiss - Swiss Air Ambulance inbound from Lugano with their tiny jet.

Finnair brought their A319 on the morning rotation…

…and airBaltic operated their flight with the first plane to wear their updated livery - Lufthansa Style

Not only updated but entirely new is chair - the airline formerly known as Germania Switzerland. After the bankruptcy of their German mother they came up with this beautiful livery, yet weird company name…

Right after that shot we started our apron tour. Stay tuned for the amazing pics in the next topic!

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My spotting topics on the IFC (sorted by years since this is slowly getting endless)


Spring Spotting 1
Spring Spotting 2 with Lorenzo
Spring Spotting 3 (feat. Hekla Aurora)
August spotting with some sunrise shots
September 30 with quite some special liveries and bizjets
Spotting in Zurich on the way to Cosford
Spotting Laura and more in Birmingham
Spotting in fog with a sunny end


Special planes at Munich - Munich Security Conference feat. E-4B
Valentine’s Spotting 2019 - Civil Traffic around the Munich Security Conference
Retro Time - British Airways BEA A319
First weekend in Innsbruck - Charter Flights in the Alps
Second Innsbruck Spotting Weekend
Bringing Israeli soldiers to Munich - El Al 747
Another visit of ElAl’s queen - El Al 747
Spotting in the Morning Sun - South African Special Livery A340-300
A full day of Spotting
London Calling - Spotting at MUC and LCY on the way to London
London Heathrow Evening Spotting Before the Meetup
London Heathrow Meetup Spotting
Last Day at Heathrow: Landor, Negus and more
Government Jets and New Perspectives at Munich Airport
One Day Spotting Trip to Frankfurt Airport
Spotting Trip to Berlin
A lot of Specials at Munich
Quick after work spotting for a private A340
Another Sunny Spotting Day in Fall
Spotting with a Female closer than 5 miles, so definitely click even though she’s in none of the Pics!!!
Day and Night Shots at Munich
Deicing and more
Condor’s new colors and a big chopper
Stunning Condensations and a Royal 747
Azimuth Superjet and more for the last topic in a decade


Birthday Spotting
The Final EXPO A380
Special Cargos in the Evening
Air Force One

TL;DR service for @dush19: Actually, I can’t be bothered to continue this any longer but: Planes, Planes, Planes.
@MrMrMan: Look, something new to quote again! You’ll end up in a burnout very soon I fear…

Air Force One Ramp Tour | Zurich, January 21, 2020
End of the Security Conference Spotting Weekend | Munich, February 16, 2020
A New Perspective | Munich, March 5, 2020
A Bumpy Start into a Great Weekend | Munich, February 13/14, 2020
The Highlights of Saturday at Munich Security Conference | Munich, February 15, 2020
A little bonus: Etihad 787-9 "Choose China" | Munich, February 28, 2020
A Final Spotting Trip | Munich, March 19, 2020
Spotting A Bunch of New Airlines | Frankfurt, June 12, 2020
Sunset Spotting for a First Visit | Munich, May 27, 2020
Back at the Airport | Munich, May 03/06, 2020
A Noisy Prop from the East | Leipzig, May 16th, 2020
A little more spotting | Munich (not the airport though), May 9, 2020
Farewell, Pretty Bird | Munich, May 19, 2020
Early Morning Cargo Movements | Munich, June 24th, 2020
Two Weeks of Summer Spotting | Munich, August 9 - 20, 2020
Watching White Whales | Ingolstadt/Neuburg, July 23, 2020
Being Grilled While Spotting a Special Freighter | Munich, August 8, 2020
More Special Than Regular Movements | Munich, July 3, 2020
A New Spotting Experience With Several Specials | Ingolstadt & Neuburg, July 06 & 07, 2020
A Few More Days of Specials After My Holidays | Munich, September 16-18, 2020
Two Days of Munich Specials and a Little Throwback | Munich, August 28/29, 2020
A Spotting Week in Times of COVID-19 | Munich, June 1 & 3, 2020
Returning to the South and the Visit of an Old Lady | Munich, July 17, 2020
Summer Spotting Ending With Amazing Evening Light | Munich, July 29, 2020
Heavy Contrasts | Munich, January 31, 2020

But in all seriousness, great shots! You never fail to impress!

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Awwwww the little Birdie!


The second picture is really nice :)


The birdie with the 737 is so cool



It’s not a 747, it’s a 737

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Nice pics man. Never knew that Helvetic has the E2s already. What equipment do you use?

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Zürich has rather unique traffic. First, the Embrær with some c h o n c c engines. Then we see the b i r b in its non natural habitat. Then some normal heavy traffic. However we then see the C H A I R, whose chair I do not know. Then we have the Rega jet, and then the Finnair A319/320.

Great photos!


Nice pictures! That Helvetic E190-E2 looks beautiful! Even though I’m only an hour away from Zürich, I’ve never seen it before. Looking forward to your airside tour pictures!

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Some great airplanes and airlines: A220, Edelweiss, SWISS and the new Air Baltic livery!

Thanks for sharing those great shots, looking forward to part 3!

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That little b i r b that could :)
Thanks for this post C:

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We had a equally bad fate with the type in Munich. Even though Helvetic operates lots of Zurich flights for Swiss, we haven’t seen a visit of the E2 so far. Well, now it can stay in Zurich, I got it haha


Thanks guys! I’m not surprised you are all hyped by the bird. After all, a lot of spotters started to surround it to take pictures haha Not sure if anyone else got it with another plane in the background though 🤔

I’m usually using a Canon EOS 80D along with a 100-400mm L series lens for my shots. For the ramp shots in the third topic I used a 18-135mm Canon lens.

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3rd and 6th photos are amazing!

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