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December 11, 2016: Switzerland - New Gotthard tunnel.

The new Gotthard base tunnel entered service on December 11, 2016. It is a railway tunnel that is built through the base of Gotthard massif in Switzerland. It is the longest railway tunnel (57.1 km) in the world. For travelers, the Gotthard base tunnel will reduce the journey between Zurich and Milan by one hour to only 2 h40 when the Ceneri base tunnel will be also put into service (date: 2020)

September 2015: Switzerland - New airport check-in option. 

The Swiss Airline gives its passengers the opportunity to print the luggage tag at home before arriving at the airport. The facility, already available for departures from Geneva, is now also allowed for departures from Zurich. It enables passengers to avoid queues. 

Other airlines in the world are planning to offer the same option.


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