Axalp Airshow 2025 is cancelled

The Axalp airshow 2025 is cancelled. The Swiss Defense Ministry has confirmed this to Swiss television station SRF on 27 January 2024. The announcement comes after an earlier statement that the Airspirit24 airshow, that came in place of the Axalp 2024 Airshow, will also not take place.

Cost reductions

The reason for the cancellation of Axalp 2025 is the current financial situation of the Swiss Army. They face higher costs and will only get extra budget from 2028 onwards. Until that time strict and drastic cost reductions are necessary.

The future of the Axalp Airshow

Some enthousiasts fear that there is a risk that the Axalp Airshow will never return. The fact that extra budget will only be available in 2028 also fuels fears that 2023 might just as well have been the last Axalp all together. After all, money that is not there right now will also not be there in 2026 and 2027. And this decision may well follow a sad trend that many air forces face: Extremely high costs for organising public events while budgets can hardly grow. 

Stay up to date about the Axalp Airshow

Wether we have seen the last of the Axalp Airshow remains to be seen obviously. And at this point I also am hopeful that we will see the event return. If you want to stay up to date about the developments of the Axalp Airshow make sure to visit The Axalp Guide. Here you will always find up to date information about the Axalp Airshow

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Links

  • You can find the original announcement of the Swiss Air Force here
  • If you have any questions or remarks feel free to contact me through the contact form or through Instagram @boschhmedia
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AXALP Fliegerschiessen 2022 on 19 & 20 October 2022

The Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2022 Airshow will take place later one week later than its usual date this year, just as last year. Axalp Fliegerschiessen is the yearly live shooting event of the Swiss Air Force at the Axalp Ebenflüh Shooting Range near Axalp. The event is planned on:

  • Wednesday 19 October 2022
  • Thursday 20 October 2022.
  • Tuesday 18 October 2022 (Training Day)

Below you will find a link to the Axalp Guide. In the Axalp Guide I will keep you up to date with all the practical information about Axalp Fliegerschiessen and give you all the tips I have learned over the years. If you click the other link you will see my special Axalp photo gallery.

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Swiss Air Force displays

The shooting event is officially called Axalp Flugvorführungen der Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force Displays). Like 2021, Axalp 2022 will take place in the second week of October.

More information on the 2022 Axalp airshow

  • The Swiss Armed Forces will inform you of any update on the Axalp Airshow on this page
  • I have created a special feature story that gives a good impression of the special nature of the Axalp Airshow
  • I have just released an Extensive Axalp Guide with all that there is to know about the Axalp Airshow. Check it out!

Covid measures during Axalp 2022

Currently all COVID measures in Switzerland are lifted. This means that you are basically free to go as you please. Obviously I do not know what COVID rules will apply for Axalp ’22 in October. As a reference: Axalp 2021 took place under the following COVID rules:

  • A COVID certificate was required for those over the age of 16 (3-G, meaning: vaccinated, recovered or tested). 
  • Masks had to be be worn in vehicles (which means the bus, helicopter -for the lucky few- as well as the ski lift) and indoors.
  • There were no COVID test facilities on site.

Axalp 2022 tickets

Currently I do not have information on 2022 ticket prices. Based on 2021 prices, the price for parking , the bus ticket and the chairlfit will be around CHF 55.- per day. A PAsse partout is usually available for arond CHF 90.-

In 2021 number of visitors was limited to a maximum of 4,000 per day, and  2,000 on the training day due to COVID restrictions.

  • Tickets for shuttle services and the chairlift could only be purchased from ticketino.ch
  • It was not possible to buy tickets on site on the day itself as in the past.
  • Tickets could also be purchased at the booking offices listed at www.ticketino.com

AXALP Fliegerschiessen 2021 on 20 & 21 October 2021

Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2021, the yearly live shooting event of the Swiss Air Force at the Ebenfluh Shooting Range near Axalp in 2021 will take place later one week later than its usual date this year. The event is planned on Wednesday 20 October 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021. The training day will take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021. Going with the current communication by the Swiss Army the event is  planned to take place with certain COVID measures in place that are mentioned below.Read More


New feature: Axalp Fliegerschiessen Story

After a lot of hard work I have finalized my Axalp Fliegerschiessen photo report that is held at the Ebenfluh shooting range in Switzerland every year by the Swiss Armed Forces. It can be found here. Curious to here what you think. Let me know!

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