Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
|Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
|IATA: BLQ – ICAO: LIPE
|Elevation AMSL||123 ft / 37 m|
|Passenger change 12-13||4.0%|
|Movements change 12-13||-3.2%|
|Source: List of the busiest airports in Europe
Statistics from Assaeroporti 
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: 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.
With 6,193,783 passengers handled in 2013, the airport is now the seventh busiest in Italy.
For the period 2011-2013, the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport planned the restyling and expansion of the Terminal. Bologna airport will grow in size, from the current total surface of 31,100 m2 (335,000 sq ft) to the total surface of 36,100 m2 (389,000 sq ft). The number of gates will increase from 20 to 24. Even the number of security checkpoints will increase from the current 7 to a total of 10 and 25 additional toilet facilities will be opened throughout the airport. Greater emphasis will assume the area devoted to commercial activities (shops will be 35 against the current 29), and in particular, in airside, after security checks, the "air" commercial areas will be doubled (+136%), while in landside they will increase by 38%. Moreover, a new baggage handling system BHS will be installed in the new single check-in area on the ground floor (with 64 Check-in Counters); and will be created 5 piers with 2 air bridges for the direct transfer of passengers from the terminal to the aircraft. The restyling will be completed in the fall of 2013.
|Total Surface (m2)||31,100||36,100|
|Shopping Area (m2)||3,700||5,500|
|Number of Gates||20||24|
|Number of Security Checkpoints||7||10|
|Number of Toilet facilities||120||145|
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Year||Passengers Handled||Change %||Aircraft Movements||Change %||Cargo (tonnes)||Change %|
- A1, (coming from Milano), 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 is available taxi service.
By Bus and Train
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), or by Taxi.
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