number of registered air carriers: 6 (2020)
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 179
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 28,857,994 (2018)
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 1,841,310,000 (2018) mt-km
note: paved runways have a concrete or asphalt surface but not all have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control; the length of a runway required for aircraft to safely operate depends on a number of factors including the type of aircraft, the takeoff weight (including passengers, cargo, and fuel), engine types, flap settings, landing speed, elevation of the airport, and average maximum daily air temperature; paved runways can reach a length of 5,000 m (16,000 ft.), but the “typical” length of a commercial airline runway is between 2,500-4,000 m (8,000-13,000 ft.)
note: unpaved runways have a surface composition such as grass or packed earth and are most suited to the operation of light aircraft; unpaved runways are usually short, often less than 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) in length; airports with unpaved runways often lack facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control
1,800 km gas, 94 km oil (of which 60 are inactive), 17 km refined products (2017)
total: 5,296 km (2020) 5,296 km electrified; Switzerland remains the only country with a fully electrified network
total: 71,557 km (2017)
paved: 71,557 km (2017) (includes 1,458 of expressways)
1,292 km (2010) (there are 1,227 km of waterways on lakes and rivers for public transport and 65 km on the Rhine River between Basel-Rheinfelden and Schaffhausen-Bodensee for commercial goods transport)
by type: bulk carrier 16, general cargo 1, other 3 (includes Liechtenstein) (2022)
river port(s): Basel (Rhine)
NOTE: The information regarding Switzer on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzer 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzer 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
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