Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

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Bologna
Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
ServesBologna, Italy
Hub for
Elevation AMSL123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667Coordinates: 44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667
Websitewww.bologna-airport.it
Map
BLQ is located in Italy
BLQ
BLQ
Location of the airport in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers8,198,156
Passenger change 16–17Increase +3.1%
Aircraft movements71,878
Movements change 16–17Increase +6.7%
Source: Assaeroporti [1]

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 city center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 7,680,992 passengers handled in 2016, it was the seventh-busiest airport in Italy that year.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Terminal building
Main apron

Terminal[edit]

There is one terminal, which underwent an expansion during 2011-2013. It now covers a total surface 36,100m2, of which 5,500m2 are shopping areas.[citation needed] A new baggage handling system was installed and there are now 24 departure gates, of which five are piers with two aerobridges.[2]

Runway[edit]

Bologna airport has one runway, 12/30, made of asphalt; its dimensions are 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 by 148 ft).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Rhodes
Aer LingusSeasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Cairo Sharm el Sheikh[4]
Air Dolomiti Munich
Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Olbia
Air Moldova Chișinău
AlbaStarSeasonal charter: Karpathos, Ibiza, Rhodes
Alitalia Catania, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ibiza,[5] Lamezia Terme, Olbia,[6] Palermo[7]
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins 6 June 2019)[8]
ArkiaSeasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blu-expressTirana
Seasonal: Corfu, Kefallonia,[9] Karpathos (begins 9 June 2019), Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Preveza,[9] Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
easyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Kyiv-Zhuliany, Tirana
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 10 April 2019) [10]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi[11]
HOP! Lyon
Iberia RegionalMadrid
KLMAmsterdam
Laudamotion Vienna
Seasonal: Stuttgart (begins 31 March 2019)[12]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos (begins 31 May 2019),[13] Kos, Marsa Matruh, Menorca, Mykonos, Rhodes (begins 25 May 2019),[13] Zanzibar
NouvelairSeasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Primera AirSeasonal charter: Aalborg, Reykjavík-Keflavík
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Kaunas, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Luton,[14] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Marseille (begins 2 April 2019), Naples, Palermo, Porto, Prague, Seville, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Wrocław
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Bristol, Chania, Corfu (begins 2 April 2019), Dublin, Ibiza, Málaga, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018), Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)
Ukraine International Airlines Lviv
Ural AirlinesSeasonal charter: Kazan,[15] Krasnodar[15] Moscow-Domodedovo,[15] Rostov-on-Don,[16] Samara,[15] Yekaterinbug[16][15]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara
Seasonal: Katowice

Statistics[edit]

Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[1]
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% 44,150 Increase 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 Increase 6.24% 65,058 Decrease −0.51% 41,789 Decrease −5.35%
2015 6,889,742 Increase 4.7% 64,571 Decrease −0.7% 40,999 Decrease −1.9%
2016 7,680,992 Increase 11.5% 69,697 Increase 7.9% 47,709 Increase 16.4%
Domestic destinations by passenger traffic (2017)[17]
Position City Passengers
1 Catania 179,683
2 Palermo 134,413
3 Rome 117,504
4 Brindisi 87,998
5 Bari 86,117
6 Lamezia Terme 84,655
7 Cagliari 84,650
8 Trapani 72,483
8 Alghero 54,702
International destinations by passenger traffic (2017)
Position City Passengers
1 Germany Frankfurt, Germany 308,324
2 Spain Barcelona, Spain 293,617
3 France Paris, France 287,581
4 Spain Madrid, Spain 286,895
5 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Heathrow) 271,425
6 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Stansted) 224,195
7 Romania Bucharest, Romania 220,120
8 Germany Munich, Germany 203,565
9 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 200,341
10 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 178,804

Ground transportation[edit]

By car[edit]

Motorway:

By bus and train[edit]

The airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station. A shuttle bus service runs between the station and the airport.[19]

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station with a travel time of seven minutes.[20]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistiche - Assaeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  2. ^ Terminal restyling and expansion Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Telepass - Car Parks - Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  4. ^ "Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt". bologna-airport.it. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Alitalia S17 Short-Haul routes additions as of 01JAN17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Alitalia schedules additional Palermo routes in S18".
  8. ^ "American Airlines Expands European Footprint and Modifies Asia Service". American Airlines. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  9. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17".
  10. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux news.cision.com 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Data".
  12. ^ "Laudamotion outlines S19 Stuttgart network". routesonline.com. 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  14. ^ "Ryanair Announces $200m Investment in London Luton with 2 New Based Aircraft - Ryanair's Corporate Website". corporate.ryanair.com.
  15. ^ a b c d e Liu, Jim (19 April 2018). "Ural Airlines adds Bologna scheduled charters in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  16. ^ a b Liu, Jim (22 December 2017). "Ural Airlines filed 3 new scheduled charter routes in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 traffic statistics" (PDF). enac.gov.
  18. ^ "Driving directions to & from Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  19. ^ "Linea Aerobus: Aeroporto - Stazione Centrale".
  20. ^ "Il tracciato".

External links[edit]

Media related to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport at Wikimedia Commons