Linate Airport

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Milan Linate Airport
Aeroporto di Milano-Linate
Milan Linate SEA logo.gif
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Airport type Public
Operator SEA – Aeroporti di Milano
Serves Milan, Italy
Location Segrate and Peschiera Borromeo, Italy
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL  ft / 304.8 m
Coordinates 45°26′58″N 009°16′42″E / 45.44944°N 9.27833°E / 45.44944; 9.27833Coordinates: 45°26′58″N 009°16′42″E / 45.44944°N 9.27833°E / 45.44944; 9.27833
LIN is located in Milan
Location within Milan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,442 8,012 Asphalt
17/35 601 1,972 Bitumen
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 28 92 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 9,031,855
Passenger change 13–14 Steady 0.0%
Aircraft movements 112,804
Movements change 13–14 Decrease 0.5%
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Milano Linate Airport (IATA: LINICAO: LIML) is the second international airport of Milan, the second-biggest city of Italy, along with Malpensa Airport. It served 9,031,855 passengers in 2014[2] and is used as a base by Alitalia and Alitalia CityLiner.

Due to its closer proximity to Milan – 4.2 NM (7.8 km; 4.8 mi) east southeast of the city,[1] compared with Malpensa, which is 21.58 NM (39.97 km; 24.83 mi) northwest of the city[1] – it is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights to metropolitan destinations within Europe.


The airport was built next to Idroscalo of Milan in the 1930s when Taliedo Airport (located 1 km (0.62 mi) from the southern border of Milan, and one of the world's first aerodromes and airports, became too small for commercial traffic.

Linate was completely rebuilt in the 1950s and again in the 1980s.

Its name comes from the small village where it is located in the town of Peschiera Borromeo. Its official name is Airport Enrico Forlanini, after the Italian inventor and aeronautical pioneer born in Milan. Linate airport buildings are located in the Segrate Municipality, and the field is located for a large part in the Peschiera Borromeo Municipality.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate scheduled services to and from Linate Airport:[3]

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Berlin[4] Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart (begins 29 March 2015)
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta
Alitalia Alghero, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin-Tegel (begins 29 March 2015), Brindisi, Brussels, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Comiso, Copenhagen (begins 30 March 2015), Düsseldorf (begins 29 March 2015), Lamezia Terme, London-Heathrow, Naples, Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino, Warsaw-Chopin
Seasonal:[5] Athens, Bordeaux (begins 4 August 2015),[6] Corfu (begins 7 August 2015), Heraklion, Ibiza (begins 3 August 2015), Lampedusa, Menorca (begins 1 August 2015), Mykonos (begins 1 August 2015), Pantelleria, Prague, Rhodes (begins 2 August 2015), Santorini (begins 2 August 2015), Thessaloniki
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Barcelona, Bari, Berlin-Tegel,[7] Brussels, Comiso, Düsseldorf,[7] Frankfurt, London-City, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino, Vienna
Seasonal: Dubrovnik (begins 1 August 2015), Menorca (begins 1 August 2015), Palma de Mallorca (begins 1 August 2015), Split (begins 2 August 2015), Trapani
operated by Mistral Air
Blue Air Bucharest
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Reggio Calabria
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
easyJet London-Gatwick, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino
Iberia Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Meridiana Catania, Naples, Olbia
Niki[4] Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Seasonal: Marina di Campo[8]
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines


Alitalia Airbus A320-200 in Milan-Linate
Meridiana Airbus A319-100 in Milan-Linate
Busiest domestic routes from Linate (2012)[10]
Rank City Passengers Airline
1 Rome-Fiumicino, Lazio 1,379,567 Alitalia
2 Catania, Sicily 777,232 Alitalia, Meridiana
3 Naples, Campania 689,663 Air Italy, Alitalia
4 Palermo, Sicily 440,964 Alitalia, Meridiana
5 Bari, Apulia 485,487 Air Italy, Alitalia
6 Cagliari, Sardinia 402,713 Alitalia, Meridiana
7 Lamezia Terme, Calabria 244,755 Alitalia
8 Brindisi, Apulia 234,453 Alitalia
9 Olbia, Sardinia 226,064 Meridiana
10 Reggio Calabria, Calabria 204,138 Alitalia, Blu-express
11 Alghero, Sardinia 121,165 Alitalia, Meridiana
Busiest European routes from Linate (2012)[10]
Rank City Passengers Airline
1 London-Heathrow, United Kingdom 748,338 Alitalia, British Airways
2 Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France 691,355 Air France, Alitalia
3 Amsterdam, Netherlands 485,776 Alitalia, KLM
4 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 375,031 Alitalia, Lufthansa
5 Paris-Orly, France 265,100 Alitalia, easyJet
6 Madrid, Spain 255,069 Alitalia, Iberia
7 London-Gatwick, United Kingdom 181,839 easyJet
8 Brussels, Belgium 152,620 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines
9 Barcelona, Spain 101,061 Alitalia
10 Berlin-Tegel, Germany 91,383 Lufthansa
11 Dublin, Ireland 91,085 Aer Lingus
12 Riga, Latvia 79,953 airBaltic
13 Bucharest, Romania 65,897 Alitalia
14 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden 63,251 Scandinavian Airlines
15 London-City, United Kingdom 55,198 Alitalia
16 Lisbon, Portugal 54,245 TAP Portugal

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • Linate Airport was the site of the Linate Airport disaster on 8 October 2001, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, which was bound for Copenhagen Airport, collided with a business jet that, in fog, had inadvertently taxied onto the runway already in use. This collision later resulted in criminal legal proceedings against 11 staff including an air traffic controller, flight safety officials and management officials from the airport.[11]
  • On 15 June 2005, a light aircraft safely landed on taxiway 'T' after its pilot had mistaken it for runway 36R. Following that incident, a safety recommendation was issued.[12] It suggested the use of different numbers to help differentiate between runways.[13] This change was enacted at the beginning of July 2007, when 18R/36L became 17/35 and 18L/36R became 18/36.


External links[edit]

Media related to Milan Linate Airport at Wikimedia Commons