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Discovering Swiss Aviation: A day at Bern Airport

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit Bern Airport, and I am thrilled to share our remarkable experience with you. As both bachelor’s and master’s students, our visit proved to be not only informative but also highly inspiring. Our journey commenced with an unforgettable ride through the picturesque Swiss landscape. From what we gathered, this airport serves as a gateway not only to the Swiss capital but also to various international destinations. As students, we were captivated by the fusion of modern infrastructure and the breathtaking natural surroundings.

The highlight of our visit was the exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the airport, expertly guided by Mr. Urs Ryf, the Chairman and CEO of Bern Airport. He provided a thorough explanation of the intricate workings of the aviation industry, covering everything from security procedures and sustainable initiatives to financial trends. This deepened our understanding of the various aspects of airport operations and gave us invaluable insights into how the airport is currently addressing its challenges.

This experience was not only eye-opening but also highly relevant to our academic pursuits. As bachelor’s and master’s students in diverse fields, we could observe how the principles of logistics, security, and management were put into action. As previously mentioned, our visit also underscored the innovative facets of Bern Airport. We learned about their commitment to sustainability, including the use of solar panels to generate electricity and their efforts to optimize energy consumption. This unquestionably reinforced our belief in the importance of sustainability across all fields and areas.

Our visit was more than just a day trip; it was an educational adventure that left us truly inspired. Visiting Bern Airport served as a poignant reminder that the world is vast, and the opportunities for learning and growth are boundless. So, whether you’re a first-year student or a graduate student, I encourage you to seize the chance to explore the world, even if it’s right in your own backyard!
Blog by Fiona Rramilli
BSBA Student and Student Ambassador