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Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
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Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Terminal.jpg

IATA: BLQICAO: LIPE

BLQ is located in Italy
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Location of the airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Bologna, Italy
Elevation AMSL 123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 44°32′07.60″N 11°17′19.20″E / 44.5354444°N 11.2886667°E / 44.5354444; 11.2886667Coordinates: 44°32′07.60″N 11°17′19.20″E / 44.5354444°N 11.2886667°E / 44.5354444; 11.2886667
Website bologna-airport.it
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 6,580,481
Passenger change 13–14 Increase 6.2%
Aircraft movements 65,058
Movements change 13–14 Decrease -0.5%
Source: List of the busiest airports in Europe
Statistics from Assaeroporti[1]

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the town center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, about 200 km (120 mi) south-east of Milan. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 6,580,481 passengers handled in 2014, it is now the 7th busiest in Italy.

Facilities[edit]

Terminal[edit]

For the period 2011–2013, the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport planned the restyling and expansion of the Terminal. Bologna airport grew in size, from the previous total surface of 3,100 m2 (33,000 sq ft) to the current total surface of 3,100 m2 (33,000 sq ft). The number of gates increased from 20 to 24. Even the security checkpoints increased from 7 to 10 and 25 additional toilet facilities have been opened throughout the airport. Greater emphasis has assumed the area devoted to commercial activities (shops are now 35 instead of the previous 29), and in particular, in airside, after security checks, the "air" commercial areas have doubled (+136%), while in landside increased by 38%. Moreover, a new baggage handling system (BHS) has been installed in the new single check-in area on the ground floor (with 64 Check-in Counters). Now there are 5 piers with 2 air bridges for the direct transfer of passengers from the terminal to the aircraft. The restyling has been completed in the fall of 2013.[2]

Facts and figures:
Today
Total Surface (m2) 36,100
Shopping Area (m2) 5,500
Number of Gates 24
Number of Security Checkpoints 10
Number of Toilet facilities 145

Runway[edit]

Bologna airport has one runway (12/30; Length 2,800x45 m) made of bituminous conglomerate material, with 7.5-meter-wide side bands on both sides.

Runway[3]
RWY TORA ASDA TODA LDA
12 2,800 2,920 2,800 2,493
30 2,800 2,860 2,800 2,438

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Rhodes
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Baltic Seasonal: Pantelleria
Air Dolomiti Munich[4]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Moldova Crhișinău
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Karpathos, Ibiza, Rhodes
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino, Tirana
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[5]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Tirana, Lampedusa
Seasonal: Mykonos,[6] Santorini,[6] Zakynthos, Skiathos, Kos
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague, Stuttgart (begins 30 August 2015)[7]
EasyJet Hamburg,[8] London-Gatwick, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
EasyJet Switzerland Geneva[9]
Emirates Dubai-International (begins 3 November 2015)[10]
Germanwings Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn
HOP! Lyon
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Madrid
Jetairfly[11] Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Meridiana Cagliari, Olbia
Seasonal: Santorini
Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam
Mistral Air Charter: Mostar, Lampedusa, Fuerteventura, Mersa Matruh
Neos Boa Vista, Cancùn, Fuerteventura, Sal, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Ibiza, Kos, Menorca, Mykonos, Zanzibar, Djerba, Heraklion
Seasonal charter: Dubai-World Central, Lampedusa, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Monastir
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Primera Air Seasonal: Aalborg, Reykjavik
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Barcelona, Bari, Bucharest, Beauvais, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 27 October 2015), Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Palermo, Seville, Tenerife-South, Trapani, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze, Wrocław
Seasonal: Alicante, Bordeaux, Bristol, Chania, Dublin, Edinburgh, Ibiza, Kos, Málaga, Manchester, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Portugal Lisbon, Zagreb
TAROM Iași
Transavia Eindhoven
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Lviv[12]
Vueling Barcelona, Paris-Orly
Seasonal charter: Menorca
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau (begins 30 September 2015),[13] Cluj-Napoca, Craiova (resumes 25 October 2015), Katowice, Sofia, Timişoara

Statistics[edit]

Bologna Airport apron
Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[14]
Year Passengers Handled Change % Aircraft Movements Change % Cargo (tonnes) Change %
2000 3,524,789 Increase 6.1% 61,909 Increase 2.0% 25,034 Increase 2.3%
2001 3,440,051 Decrease −2.2% 56,746 Decrease −0.8% 26,197 Increase 4.7%
2002 3,414,475 Decrease −0.7% 54,956 Decrease −3.2% 24,959 Decrease −4.7%
2003 3,562,010 Increase 4.3% 56,738 Increase 3.2% 28,211 Increase 13.0%
2004 2,908,271 Decrease −18.4% 44,804 Decrease −21.0% 21,106 Decrease −25.2%
2005 3,690,953 Increase 26.9% 54,157 Increase 20.9% 25,469 Increase 20.7%
2006 4,001,436 Increase 8.4% 63,585 Increase 17.4% 32,465 Increase 27.5%
2007 4,361,951 Increase 9.0% 66,698 Increase 4.9% 18,700 Decrease −42.4%
2008 4,225,446 Decrease −3.1% 62,042 Decrease −7.0% 26,497 Increase 41.7%
2009 4,782,284 Increase 13.2% 64,925 Increase 4.7% 27,329 Increase 3.1%
2010 5,511,669 Increase 15.3% 70,269 Increase 8.2% 37,800 Increase 38.3%
2011 5,885,884 Increase 6.8% 69,153 Decrease −1.6% 43,788 Increase 15.8%
2012 5,958,648 Increase 1.2% 67,529 Decrease −2.4% 40,645 Decrease −7.2%
2013 6,193,783 Increase 4.0% 65,392 Decrease −3.2% 44,149.6 Increase 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 Increase 6.24% 65,058 Decrease −0.51% 41,789.34 Decrease −5.35%
2015
(January-March)
1,351,793 Increase 4.53% 13,711 Decrease −3.98% 9,649.69 Decrease −11.97%
Domestic destinations by passengers traffic (2013)[15]
Position City Passengers
1 Italy Catania 155.558
2 Italy Palermo 117.836
3 Italy Roma Fiumicino 105.763
4 Italy Brindisi 77.571
5 Italy Bari 74.666
6 Italy Lamezia Terme 70.315
7 Italy Cagliari 68.002
8 Italy Trapani 66.850
European destinations by passengers traffic (2013)[15]
Position City Passengers
1 France Paris Charles de Gaulle 333.129
2 Germany Frankfurt am Main 249.428
3 Spain Madrid 235.783
4 United Kingdom London Heathrow 226.353
5 Germany Munich 191.818
6 Netherlands Amsterdam 171.557
7 Spain Barcelona 163.519
8 France Beauvais Tillé 140.251
9 United Kingdom London Stansted 120.523
10 Belgium Brussels Charleroi 107.691

Ground transportation[edit]

By car[edit]

Motorway:

  • A1, (coming from Milan), Exit Bologna Borgo Panigale, take the by-pass.
  • A13, (coming from Padova), Exit Bologna Arcoveggio, take the by-pass.
  • A14, (coming from Ancona), Exit Bologna San Lazzaro, take the by-pass.

By-pass (Tangenziale): Exit No.4 bis.

The airport has 5,100 parking spaces, with different rates for short, or long stay. At the ground floor there are 10 car hire companies: Autovia; Avis; Budget Autonoleggio; Europcar; Goldcar Rental; Hertz; Locauto Rent; Maggiore; Sicily By Car – Autoeuropa e Sixt Rent a Car. Outside the terminal a taxi service is available.[16]

By bus and train[edit]

The Airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station, one of the most important railway stations in Italy. When you arrive at the station, you can reach the Airport by Aerobus – BLQ shuttle service (Travel time: about 20 minutes),[17] or by Taxi.

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station in 7 minutes.[18]

The airport has daily direct bus connection with Ferrara, Florence, Modena, Cervia and Ravenna; and three-times a week with Ascoli Piceno.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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