Malpensa Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Milan Malpensa Airport
Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa
"Città di Milano"
Milan Malpensa SEA logo.gif
Malpensa Airport aerial view.jpg
IATA: MXPICAO: LIMC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator SEA Aeroporti di Milano
Serves Milan and some Swiss area like Lugano and St Moritz
Location Somma Lombardo, Italy
Hub for Cargolux Italia
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 1,000 ft / 304.8 m
Coordinates 45°37′48″N 008°43′23″E / 45.63000°N 8.72306°E / 45.63000; 8.72306Coordinates: 45°37′48″N 008°43′23″E / 45.63000°N 8.72306°E / 45.63000; 8.72306
Website milanomalpensa.eu
Map
MXP is located in Italy
MXP
MXP
Location within Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17L/35R 3,920 12,861 Asphalt
17R/35L 3,920 12,861 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 18,537,301
Passenger change 11–12 Decrease -4.0%
Aircraft movements 174,892
Movements change 11–12 Decrease -8.4%
Source: ASSAEROPORTI[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Milano Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXPICAO: LIMC), also named City of Milan Airport (formerly City of Busto Arsizio Airport)[3][4] is the largest airport for the Milan Metropolitan Area, northern Italy. It serves a total of 15 million inhabitants in Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria. The airport is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest[5] of central Milan, Italy, just east of the border between Lombardy and Piedmont. The airport has two terminals and two runways; a third runway has been announced with construction commencing in 2014 and scheduled completion in 2017. There is a dedicated cargo terminal called "CargoCity", which currently handles over 410,000 tons of traffic annually.

The first industrial airport was opened in 1909 near the Cascina Malpensa, an old farm, by Giovanni Agusta and Gianni Caproni to test their aircraft prototypes. This airport was then opened for civil operation in 1948 during the war reconstruction period, in order to serve the northern area of Milan.

Until 2008, Malpensa Airport has been a major hub for Alitalia, but it now serves as a hub for low-cost carriers. It was the 21st busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers, handling 18,947,808 passengers in 2010[2] and 18,537,301 in 2012.[2] As of early 2008, Malpensa, together with Rome Fiumicino Airport, remains the top Italian airport in terms of international passenger traffic and the leading for freight and cargo.

History[edit]

The site of today's Malpensa Airport has seen aviation activities for more than 100 years. The first began on 27 May 1910, when the Caproni brothers flew their "flying machine", the Cal biplane. In the years that followed, many aircraft prototypes took off from the same site; eventually, it was decided to upgrade the farming patch to a more formal airfield. Both Gianni Caproni and Giovanni Agusta established factories on the new site; the airfield soon developed into the largest aircraft production centre in Italy.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the airfield hosted two squadrons of the Regia Aeronautica Italiana (Italian Air Force). In September 1943, Malpensa airfield was taken over by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe when northern Italy was invaded by Adolf Hitler. Soon after their arrival, the Germans laid the airfield's first concrete runway.

After the cessation of hostilities during the Second World War, manufacturers and politicians of the Milan and Varese regions, led by banker Benigno Ajroldi of Banca Alto Milanese, restored the airfield. They aimed to making it an industrial fulcrum for post-war recovery of Italy. The main runway, heavily damaged by German troops as they retreated from northern Italy, was rebuilt and extended to 1,800 metres. A small wooden terminal was constructed to protect goods and passengers from all weather conditions.

After World War II[edit]

Malpensa Airport officially commenced commercial operations on 21 November 1948 as "Aeroporto Città di Busto Arsizio", although the Belgian national flag-carrier Sabena had started flying to Brussels from here a year earlier. On 2 February 1950 Trans World Airlines (TWA) became the first company to fly long-haul flights from Malpensa, using Lockheed Constellation on their services to New York Idlewild Airport.

A change of ownership occurred in 1952 when the Municipality of Milan took control of the airport's operator, the "Società Aeroporto di Busto Arsizio". The operator's name was subsequently changed to "Società Esercizi Aeroportuali SpA" (SEA). Once assuming full control, SEA decided to develop Malpensa as an international, intercontinental gateway, whreas Milan's other airport, Linate Airport, would be tasked with handling domestic services only.

Between 1958 and 1962 a new terminal arrived at Malpensa and the airport's two parallel runways were extended to 3,915 m, becoming the longest in Europe at that time. By the early 1960s, however, major European carriers such as British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and Alitalia had moved the majority of their services to Linate Airport, which was just 11 km east of Milan's city centre, making it much easier for passengers to reach central Milan. This left Malpensa with just a handful of intercontinental links, charter flights and cargo operations. Malpensa suffered a decline in commercial traffic, with passenger numbers dropping from 525,000 in 1960 to just 331,000 by 1965. It was destined to play second fiddle to Linate Airport for another 20 years.

Expansion and Development

By the mid-1980s Linate Airport was handling seven million passengers per year and, with only a short single runway and limited parking slots, has reached its saturation point. With no available land nearby for expansion, an alternative solution was sought: "Societa Esercizi Aeroportuali SpA" (SEA) quickly found that developing Malpensa was the only practical alternative.

By the end of 1985, a law had been passed by the Italian Parliament that paved the way for the reorganisation of the Milan airport system. Malpensa was designated as the centre for all services covering northern Italy, while Linate Airport was downgraded to a domestic and short-haul facility. "Malpensa 2000", as the plan was called, included the construction of a new terminal as well as the development of fast, efficient connections to Milan's city centre. The European Union recognised this project as one of the 14 "Essential to the Development of the Union" and provided €200 million to help finance the work. Construction started in November 1990; Malpensa airport was re-opened eight years later.

In 2008 Lufthansa announced plans to create its first hub outside Germany and its fourth European hub at Milan Malpensa Airport.[6] In October 2008, Lufthansa set up its Italian division, Lufthansa Italia. Operations commenced on 2 February 2009, and ceased on 30 October 2011 as Lufthansa abandoned plans to create a hub at Malpensa.

New Hub of Alitalia[edit]

During the night of 24/25 October 1998 Alitalia moved the majority of its fleet from Rome Fiumicino Airport – where it had been flying from for over 50 years – to Malpensa Airport. The airport started a new lease of life as the Italian flag-carrier's main hub. Alitalia added up to 488 movements and 42,000 passengers a day at the facility which, by the end of 1998, has handled 5.92 million passengers (an increase of more than two million over the previous year's figure).

In 1999 it recorded a spectacular leap to 16.97 million and, by 2007, passenger numbers has reached 23.9 million. Efficient rail links to and from Malpensa Airport from two different stations in Milan (Centrale and Cadorna stations) ensured easy access by railway, whereas the nearby A8 motorway had an extra lane added in each direction to help speed-up traffic into and out of Milan's city centre.

Alitalia's withdrawal

In 2008, a new development plan was launched by "Societa Esercizi Aeroportuali SpA" (SEA), valuing at €1.4 billion, to include a third pier for Terminal 1 and the construction of a third runway. In a surprise move, however, Alitalia announced its decision to revert its hub to Rome Fiumicino Airport due to 'high operating costs' at Malpensa Airport. Nevertheless, Alitalia did not pull out of Malpensa altogether; the airliner has continued to fly several domestic and European services from Mian and three intercontinental flights (to New York, Tokyo and Sao Paulo). As a result, Malpensa lost around 20% of its daily movements, a decrease from 700 to 550, which resulted in only 19,2 million passengers passing through in 2008. The airport continued to suffer during 2009, when the international financial crisis and higher fuel prices caused a reduction to only 17.6 million passengers that year.

Responding to Alitalia's pullout, the operator SEA launched an all-out publicity programme and aggressively marketed Malpensa Airport around the world. This campaign was rendered successful: from 2008 to 2011, a total of 34 new passenger and cargo routes were added to Malpensa's network. It included the arrival of the low-cost carrier easyJet, who has made Malpensa its most important base after London-Gatwick with a total of 17 of its Airbus A319s being based here. The airline currently flies services to 43 destinations from Malpensa to Italy and across Europe.[7]

Ground handling[edit]

Before 2001, groud handling services at Malpensa were shared by the SEA (airport's operator) and Trans-World Airlines. Since then, the contracting process has gradually been deregulated: services are handled by SEA Handling (a subsidiary of the airport's operator) and the private ATA Handling. ATA Handling provides all ground handling services apart from shuttle bus transfer to and from aircrafts: this part was originally subcontracted to SEA Handling, but now to Air Pullman. Three companies now add to the portfolio of passenger handling: Aviapartner, Globeground Italia and ICTS Italia.

During the first few years of deregulation, some airliners utilised their own staff for customer assistance, but Air One and British Airways realised that such a practice was too expensive. This has prompted the United States to stop operating routes in and out of Malpensa Airport.

Ramp services are provided by SEA Handling, ATA and, more recently, Aviapartner. SEA Handling provided 80% of the ramp services at Malpensa Airport due to its major customer, Alitalia. In May 2006, however, Italy's Civil Aviation Authority took off the limitation of two ramp handlers. Aviapartner and ARE Group announced that they would create a new company called Aviapartner (owned 51% by Aviapartner and 49% ARE Group) to operate at Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino airports.

Security services[edit]

Passport stamp

In 2000, Airport security services at Malpensa were transferred from the Polizia di Stato (State Police) to SEA's internal division, SEA Airport Security. Up to 2002, SEA was assisted by IVRI in providing security services, but the contract was not renewed after its expiry. Nevertheless, SEA Airport Security is supervised by the Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police), Guardia di Finanza (Italian Military Customs Police) and Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile (Italy's Civil Aviation Authority), whereas the Carabinieri (Italian Military Police) supervises ramp entrance. Furthermore, some airlines rely on private security companies (such as ICTS Italia, SEA Airport Security, Gruppo Sicurezza etc.) to provide document checks and aircraft guarding.

Terminals[edit]

easyJet Airbus A319 landing at Malpensa.

Malpensa Airport consists of two passenger terminals which are located several kilometres apart:

Terminal 1[edit]

This largest and most important terminal. Terminal 1 hosts the airport's railway station. It is divided into three sections and handles most passengers on scheduled as well as charter flights:

  • Terminal 1A handles domestic and intra-Schengen flights
  • Terminal 1B handles non-Schengen and some intercontinental flights
  • Terminal 1C opened in January 2013, handles non-Schengen and some intercontinental flights

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 is currently used by EasyJet only. It has been used previously for charter services that were moved to Terminal 1. The only public transport available is ATM (Milan) airport buses. There is an infrequent shuttle bus connecting Terminal 2 to Terminal 1.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens 1A
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin 1C
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1B
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
St Petersburg 1B
Air Algérie Algiers 1B
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf 1A
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson 1C
Air China Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong 1B
Air Europa Madrid 1A
Air India Delhi[8] 1C
Air Moldova Chisinau 1B
Air One Catania 1A
Air One Tirana 1B
Air Serbia Belgrade 1B
airBaltic Riga 1A
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ibiza (begins 2 August 2014),[9] Rhodes [9]
1A
Alitalia Cairo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, New York-JFK, Tokyo-Narita, Tunis
Seasonal: St Petersburg
1B
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Rome-Fiumicino 1A
American Airlines Miami, New York-JFK 1B
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar 1A
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna 1A
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku 1C
Belavia Minsk-National 1B
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Tirana 1B
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Lampedusa, Pantelleria 1A
Blue Panorama Airlines Cancún, Cayo Largo del Sur, Havana, Holguín, Montego Bay, Santa Clara
Seasonal: La Romana
1B
BMI Regional Bristol (ends 24 October 2014) 1B
British Airways London-Heathrow 1C
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1A
Bulgaria Air Sofia 1B
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 1B
Czech Airlines Prague 1A
Delta Air Lines New York-JFK
Seasonal: Atlanta[10]
1B
easyJet Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade,[11] Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Brussels, Cagliari, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Málaga, Marrakech, Munich (begins 8 December 2014),[12] Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife-South (begins 2 September 2014)[13]
Seasonal: Alghero, , Cephalonia, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini, Split, Zakynthos
2
EgyptAir Cairo 1B
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1B
Emirates Dubai-International, New York-JFK 1C
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa 1B
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi 1C
Eurolot Lublin 1A
Finnair Helsinki 1A
Flybe Birmingham, Manchester 1B
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart 1A
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart 1A
HOP! Lyon, Nantes 1A
Iberia Madrid 1A
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík 1A
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 1B
Israir Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1B
Jetairfly Seasonal: Casablanca 1B
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon 1B
Livingston Tirana
Seasonal: Lampedusa
1B
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin 1A
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1A
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Munich 1A
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1A
Luxair Luxembourg 1A
Meridiana Fuerteventura, Tenerife-South, Tirana
Seasonal: Cagliari, Heraklion, Lampedusa, Menorca, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Rhodes, Santorini
1A
Meridiana Chisinau, Dakar, Fortaleza, La Romana, Malé, Mauritius, Mombasa, Mostar, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Zanzibar
1B
Middle East Airlines Beirut 1B
Niki Vienna 1A
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Gardermoen 1A
Oman Air Muscat 1B
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad, Lahore 1B
Qatar Airways Doha 1C
Royal Air Maroc Beni Mellal (begins 21 July 2015),Casablanca, Marrakech 1B
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Hajj: Medina
1C
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen
1A
Singapore Airlines Singapore 1C
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss European Air Lines
Zürich 1A
TAM Airlines São Paulo-Guarulhos 1C
TAP Portugal Lisbon 1A
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Porto 1A
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 1B
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Vnukovo, St. Petersburg 1C
Tunisair Tunis 1B
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 1C
Twin Jet Marseille, Nice, Toulouse 1A
United Airlines Newark 1B
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil 1B
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Seasonal: Urgench
1B
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Bilbao, Ibiza, Valencia (begins 27 December 2014)
1A
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík 1B

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Cairo Seasonal: Hurgada 1B
Air Memphis Seasonal: Hurgada 1B
AlbaStar Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Malaga, Minorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Tenerife-South 1A
AMC Airlines El Alamein, Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zanzibar 1B
Avion Express Seasonal: Brindisi 1A
Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal: Heraklion, Medellin, Lourdes, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini 1A
Cairo Aviation Seasonal: Hurgada 1B
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Bodrum 1B
Europe Airpost Lourdes 1A
Europe Airpost Tangier 1B
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya, Bursa 1B
Japan Airlines Seasonal: Tokyo-Haneda 1B
Livingston Seasonal: Athens, Cagliari, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lampedusa, Las Palmas, Lourdes, Malaga, Minorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South 1A
Livingston Seasonal: Antalya, Boa Vista, Djerba, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Mostar, Ilha do Sal, Sharm el Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1B
Mistral Air Seasonal: Lampedusa, Pantelleria 1A
Neos Seasonal: Amsterdam, Arrecife, Brindisi, Chania, Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, Lourdes, Madrid, Minorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Porto Santo, Rhodes, Santorini, Seville, Skiathos, Tenerife-South 1A
Neos Seasonal: Agadir, Amman, Antalya, Antigua, Aqaba, Banjul, Boa Vista, Cairo, Cancún, Cayo Largo, Dakar, Djerba, Dubai, Havana, Holguín, Hurghada, La Romana, Larnaca, Luxor, Mahé, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mérida, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Mostar, Montego Bay, Nosy Be, Pointe-à-Pitre, Punta Cana, Ras al-Khaimah, Recife, Sal, Salvador da Bahia, Samaná, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Zanzibar 1B
Nesma Airlines Seasonal: Sharm el-Sheikh 1B
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka 1B
Olympic Air Seasonal: Heraklion 1B
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal: Lourdes, Málaga, Tenerife-South 1A
SunExpress Seasonal: Izmir 1B
Tunisair Seasonal: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Asiana Cargo London-Stansted, Seoul-Incheon, Vienna
Cargolux Campinas-Viracopos, Chicago, London-Stansted, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Maastricht, New York-JFK, Taipei-Taoyuan
Cargolux Italia Almaty, Baku, Curitiba-Afonso Pena, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico City, Osaka-Kansai,
Cathay Pacific Delhi, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Mumbai
China Cargo Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
DHL Aviation London-Heathrow, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid
DHL Aviation
operated by EAT Leipzig
London-Heathrow
EgyptAir Cargo Cairo
Etihad Crystal Cargo Abu Dhabi, Benghazi, Tripoli[14]
FedEx Express Ancona, Guangzhou, Memphis, Munich, Newark, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Shanghai-Pudong, Venice-Marco Polo
Korean Air Cargo Navoiy, Seoul-Incheon, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Shanghai-Pudong, Vienna
Nippon Cargo Airlines Amsterdam, Tokyo-Narita
Qatar Airways Cargo Chicago-O'Hare,[15] Doha, Tripoli
Saudia Cargo Brussels, Jeddah, Riyadh
Silk Way Airlines Baku[16]
Swiftair Madrid [17]
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, Lagos, Tirana[18]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from Malpensa (2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013)[19]
Rank City Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 Passengers 2011 Passenger 2010 Passenger 2009 Passenger 2008
1 Catania, Italy 597,449 668,530 725,773 544,328 438,513 328,122
2 Naples, Italy 505,955 640,752 702,984 703,031 572,753 495,607
3 Rome, Italy 454,659 600,620 674,836 683,031 671,396 533,845
4 Palermo, Italy 295,502 369,836 455,657 468,362 396,283 438,164
5 Lamezia Terme, Italy 289,508 284,536 285,515 256,948 130,760 152,422
6 Olbia, Italy 274,233 282,248 233,096 192,862 170,712 141,253
7 Bari, Italy 196,730 292,978 342,553 372,863 368,909 276,168
8 Cagliari, Italy 125,562 127,540 124,362 112,416 - 157,119
9 Brindisi, Italy 108,082 167,389 184,847 156,335 100,003 114,706
Busiest international routes from Malpensa within European Union (2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013)[20]
Rank City Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 Passengers 2011 Passengers 2010 Passenger 2009 Passenger 2008
1 Madrid, Spain 622,338 643,280 560,443 624,290 581,580 713.8551
2 Paris-CDG, France 599,286 550,409 856,817 922,702 998,271 876,087
3 Barcelona, Spain 587,036 609,832 564,628 543,512 485,016
4 London-Gatwick, United Kingdom 486,015 542,790 359,574 335,273 314,771 316,521
5 Copenhagen, Denmark 427,455 379,582 289,633 272,285 274,516 261,130
6 Vienna, Austria 371,261 344,127 365,522 295,861 246,336 240,256
7 Amsterdam, Netherlands 369,375 403,142 549,023 558,481 562,836 656,953
8 Munich, Germany 335,365 382,381 363,932 316,544 290,326 309,868
9 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 323,793 317,019 335,758 305,890 311,742 345,206
10 Prague, Czech Republic 309,169 306,902 283,056 218,680 197,182 238,231
11 Lisbon, Portugal 306,707 289,805 320,512 321,320 296,108 274,541
12 Brussels, Belgium 288,295 305,883 308,765 258,152 289,887 288,300
13 Dusseldorf, Germany 285,007 279,429 296,640 263,328 265,093 227,954
14 Athens, Greece 250,917 273,776 245,269 275,273 377,211 370,607
15 London-Heathrow, United Kingdom 184,685 183,789 437,897 491,844 466,405 357,701
Busiest international routes from Malpensa outside the European Union (2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013)
Rank City Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 Passengers 2011 Passengers 2010 Passenger 2009 Passenger 2008
1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 536,974 463,335 390,996 405,502 289,659 170,657
2 New York-Kennedy, United States 421,850 379,167 345,534 321,837 332,555 294,132
3 Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Russia 367,025 297,409 265,968 240,948 213,528 262,850
4 Istanbul-Atatürk, Turkey 354,036 329,679 290,455 315,435 289,569 286,727
5 Tirana, Albania 245,627 213,981 198,181 152,109 121,792 130,863
6 Zürich, Switzerland 242,394 259,414 264,068 243,426 251,560 282,684
7 Doha, Qatar 209,748 194,575 139,804 155,848 131,370 119,560
8 Casablanca, Morocco 207,721 228,662 234,537 255,732 207,249 256,749
9 Cairo, Egypt 196,939 176,972 204,216 243,660 220,259 248,375
10 Tel Aviv, Israel 182,719 188,625 186,569 205,771 199,666 170,947
11 Hong Kong, SAR 172,392 178,695 138,778 76,658 - -
12 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 156,673 146,909 116,195 86,059 - -
13 Tunis, Tunisia 152,908 170,941 134,090 145,407 104,433 126,521
14 São Paulo-Guarulhos, Brazil 135,271 143,506 163,516 190,132 214,449 240,232
15 New York-Newark, United States 133,534 106,894 96,489 96,409 93,732 129,635
16 Marrakech, Morocco 129,785 102,905 103,933 117,303 131,107 118,485
17 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt 125,171 151,005 117,753 225,767 251,997 266,823
18 Shanghai, China 122,023 122,214 108,869 101,899 101,427 -
19 Marsa Alam, Egypt 101,770 144,706 100,011 170,113 160,166 155,421
20 Singapore, Singapore 101,046 128,571 116,901 89,771 - -

Transport links[edit]

Rail[edit]

Malpensa Express at Milano-Cadorna Railway Station
Connection between the rail station and the airport

Malpensa Express

Other train services

  • Two daily high-speed (Alta Velocità) services connect Malpensa Airport/Aeroporto to Florence/Firenze via Milan Central, Bologna Central and Florence Santa Maria Novella stations. One of the high-speed trains continues to Naples/Napoli via Rome Termini.[23] As of October 2012, the service was terminated.
  • Milan's Suburban Line S10 (Milano Rogoredo-Milano Bovisa) runs to Malpensa Airport/Aeroporto from June 2010 onwards.[24] Trains call at: Ferno, Busto Arsizio, Castellanza, Rescaldina, Saronno Centrale, Milano Bovisa, Milano Lancetti, Milano Porta Garibaldi M2 (Green), Milano Repubblica M3 (Yellow), Milano Porta Venezia M1 (Red), Milano Dateo and Milano Porta Vittoria. As of October 2012, the service was terminated.

Future train connections

  • The Malpensa – Varese – Mendrisio (CH) – Lugano (CH) line is currently under construction and scheduled to complete in 2015, providing a direction connection between Malpensa Airport/Aeroporto and the south-eastern part of Switzerland. There are future plans to connect Gallarate Station and Milan's Centrale Station (FS), which is currently a terminus station with no through tracks, so as to allow more convenient access to high-speed international lines.

Bus[edit]

Milan Central station

  • Malpensa Shuttle and Malpensa Bus Express connect the airport to Milan Central station (Trenitalia's National Railway hub) and for Milan's Metro network. The shuttle bus calls at Terminals 1 and 2, Busto Arzioso and Milan Fair (on request). Journey time is 60-70 minutes.
  • From February 2010 onwards, Lufthansa Airport Bus, in partnership with Autostrade SpA, connects Milan Central Station, with Terminal 1 & 2, with stops in Fieramilanocity and Milan Fair – Rho/Pero on request, every 20 minutes. Furthermore this new service links the Airport with destinations in Lombardy (Varese, Como, Bergamo and Brescia, Alessandria and Novara), Piedmont (Turin/Torino), Liguria (Genoa/Genova) and Switzerland (Bellinzona, Chiasso and Lugano).[26]

Other bus services

  • A free, 24-hour shuttle bus provides access to Terminal 2 from Terminal 1. The bus leaves every 7 minutes. Journey time is 15-20 minutes.
  • Malpensa Airport has a direct coach connection with Milan's Linate Airport.

Taxi[edit]

Taxi stands are located outside the Arrivals area of Terminals 1 and 2. As of 2014, the flat-rate journey to central Milan costs about 90 Euro.

Road[edit]

Malpensa Airport is accessible by a four-lane motorway to the A8 (connecting Switzerland to Milan) and by a five-lane motorway to the A4 (connecting Turin/Torino, Verona, Venice and Triest/Trieste). Local access to the airport is provided by the State Road SS11.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.assaeroporti.it/defy.asp
  2. ^ a b c Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ "Aeroportilombardi | Breve storia di Malpensa". Mxpairport.it. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.mxpairport.it/file_download/1668/Airliner_World
  5. ^ "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Third Runway for Malpensa, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 171, 1 (6 July 2009), p. 15
  7. ^ http://www.kamov.net/aviation/milan-malpensa-airport-review-and-history/
  8. ^ "Air India Resumes Italy Service from June 2014". Airline Route. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b 2014 Summer Season Alitalia Group News
  10. ^ http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2012/06/delta-air-lines-milan-barcelona/718051/1?csp=34travel
  11. ^ http://exyuaviation.blogspot.com/2013/02/easyjet-to-belgrade-from-april-19.html
  12. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/DE/Booking.mvc
  13. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/it/voli-low-cost/spagna/tenerife
  14. ^ Etihad Crystal Cargo Schedule
  15. ^ http://www.joc.com/air-cargo/cargo-airlines/qatar-airways/qatar-airways-start-milan-chicago-freighter-service_20130606.html
  16. ^ http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg70/hal1950/silky01y.jpg
  17. ^ http://www.swiftair.com/servicios_en/rutas.html
  18. ^ Turkish Airlines Cargo Winter Schedule
  19. ^ "Dati Traffico 2013 Enac" (PDF). Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dati Traffico 2010 Enac" (PDF). Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  21. ^ "Collegamento Milano Malpensa – MALPENSA EXPRESS". Malpensaexpress.it. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "Malpensa – Da dicembre parte il treno Malpensa-Milano Centrale | Lombardia | Varese News". .varesenews.it. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "Ferrovie dello Stato – Homepage". Trenitalia.com. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  24. ^ "Castellanza – Malpensa express più veloci e nuovi suburbani, così cambia l'orario | Lombardia | Varese News". .varesenews.it. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  25. ^ iPhone. "Busto Arsizio/Castellanza – Grandi opere ferroviarie, treni nel tunnel di Castellanza da dicembre | Busto Arsizio | Varese News". .varesenews.it. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  26. ^ "Italiano". Autostradale.it. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Milan Malpensa Airport at Wikimedia Commons