Zürich Airport which is also generally recognized as Kloten Airport, is the main international airport of Switzerland and the chief hub of Swiss Air Lines. It serves as an airfield for Zürich to connect it to other parts of the Switzerland and with the world through the air transportation. The airport is 13 kilometers away to the north of central Zürich, which is in the metropolises of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon, and all of them are in the constituency of Zürich. Zürich Airport is located right in the center of Europe and is therefore a superb starting point for visiting Switzerland and the Alps. From the airport railway terminal, you can travel comfortably to any destination in Switzerland and its neighboring countries.
The airport has 3 docksides, which are named as terminals A, B and E. These terminals are interconnected to a central air-side construction named as Airside Center which was built in early 2003. Along with the Airside Center, the ground side terminal complex which is known as Airport Center consist of several buildings, which are allotted to airline check-in areas, a grocery center, a railway station, car parking, a bus and a tram station. All the passengers who are departing are entered through the same departure level of the Airside Center, which also provides them various facilities those including a duty-free errands and some bars and restaurants, through airport safety. After they are entered are then dispersed based on passengers for Schengen and non-Schengen destinations on the way to the gate lounges, with the Schengen’s initially fleeting through emigration controls.
The Arriving Schengen and non-Schengen, both types of passengers are controlled in discrete areas of the Airside Center and they proceed to the Airport Center through different routes, here non-Schengen passengers are allowed first to pass through immigration controls.
The three terminal on the airports are used distinctively for various purposes. The terminal A is reserved exclusively for flights to and from Schengen Destinations in addition to the local flights within Switzerland which uses this terminal.
The terminal B gate is an amalgamation of two terminals hence the gates are prefixed as B and D. The purpose of this terminal is to take over both Schengen and non-Schengen flights at the same gates. But the prefixed gates as B and D serves as a guide to route different passenger to and from the gates in such order that it keep the flows of Schengen and non-Schengen passengers discreet.