Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bologna
Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
Bologna Airport logo.png
Aeroporto di Bologna-Borgo Panigale ("Guglielmo Marconi") 01.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
ServesBologna, Italy
LocationRyanair
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 Emilia-Romagna
BLQ
BLQ
Location of the airport in Italy
BLQ is located in Italy
BLQ
BLQ
BLQ (Italy)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers2,506,258
Passenger change 19-20Decrease -73,4%
Aircraft movements30,139
Movements change 19-20Decrease -60,9%
Cargo (tons)43,378
Cargo change 19-20Decrease -11,2%
Source: Vola Bologna[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 centre in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate.

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.[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
Air Albania Tirana
Air Arabia Casablanca
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air France Hop Lyon
Air Moldova Chișinău
Albawings Tirana
Austrian Airlines Vienna
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
easyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Iberia Regional Madrid
ITA Airways Rome–Fiumicino[4]
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Luke Air Seasonal: Lampedusa[5] (suspended)
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Marsa Alam, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Djerba,[6] Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Menorca, Monastir,[6] Mykonos, Rhodes, Zanzibar
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
PLAY Reykjavík–Keflavík (begins 7 June 2022)[7]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin, Billund, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Crotone, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Katowice, Kraków, Kyiv–Boryspil, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Lviv, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marseille, Nuremberg, Odessa, Oradea, Palermo, Paphos, Porto, Prague, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Sibiu, Sofia, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Trapani, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw–Modlin, Wrocław, Zaragoza
Seasonal: Agadir, Bordeaux, Corfu, Chania, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Podgorica, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Zadar, Zakynthos
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Lviv
Volotea Olbia
Vueling Barcelona, Paris–Orly[8]
Wizz Air Bari, Brindisi, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca,[9] Catania, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Kyiv–Zhuliany,[10] Odessa,[11] Palermo,[12] Saint Petersburg, Skopje (begins 19 December 2021),[13] Sofia, Suceava, Timișoara, Tirana, Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal: Olbia

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at BLQ airport. See source Wikidata query.
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% 44,150 Increase 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 Increase 6.2% 65,058 Decrease −0.5% 41,789 Decrease −5.4%
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%
2017 8,198,156 Increase 6.7% 71,878 Increase 3.1% 56,132 Increase 11.8%
2018 8,506,658 Increase 3.8% 71,503 Decrease 0.2% 52,681 Decrease 6.1%
Domestic destinations by passenger traffic (2018)[15]
Position City Passengers
1 Catania 395,367
2 Rome 295,627
3 Palermo 285,648
4 Brindisi 177,379
5 Bari 167,098
6 Lamezia Terme 165,553
7 Cagliari 126,093
8 Napoli 105,199
9 Alghero 104,677
International destinations by passenger traffic (2018)
Position City Passengers
1 Spain Barcelona, Spain 340,319
2 Germany Frankfurt, Germany 302,331
3 France Paris, France 298,522
4 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Heathrow) 293,385
5 Spain Madrid, Spain 285,343
6 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 226,935
7 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Stansted) 221,658
8 Germany Munich, Germany 203,185
9 Romania Bucharest, Romania 188,553
10 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 183,785

Ground transportation[edit]

By monorail[edit]

Marconi Express monorail

The airport is about 5 kilometres (3 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station. From 2020, the Marconi Express monorail connects the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station with a travel time of approximately 7.5 minutes.[16]

By car[edit]

Motorways:

By bus[edit]

A shuttle bus service, route Aerobus (BLQ), used to run between the station and the airport before the advent of Marconi Express. In case of events at the Bologna Fiere trade fair venue, BLQ operated a direct connection between the Airport and the bus terminus Fiera Viale Aldo Moro.[18] Route BLQ has been withdrawn as of 18 November 2020, with the introduction of the Marconi Express[19]

The only TPER bus connections available to and from the airport are routes 54, between the Airport and Borgo Panigale; and 944, between the Airport and the Maggiore Hospital, calling at Via della Birra, Via del Triumvirato, Pontelungo, and Santa Viola. Route 944 is extended to Bologna Centrale railway station in its last two departures at 00.15 and 00.45, while its first two departures from the railway station are at 5.20 and 5.30; due to the people mover being yet to begin service.[20]

From the nearby Via della Birra and Via del Triumvirato, it is possible to board suburban routes (also operated by TPER), 81, 81A, 91 and 91A to Longara,Padulle, Bagno di Piano and Calderara di Reno.

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

By train[edit]

The nearest railway station is Calderara-Bargellino railway station, about 4 km from the airport. However, there is no public transport connection between the two. Passengers coming by rail are expected to change for the Monorail at Bologna Central Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018: BLQ chiude a 8.5 milioni!". volabologna.it.
  2. ^ Terminal restyling and expansion Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Telepass - Car Parks - Bologna Airport G. Marconi". Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.itaspa.com/en_it/fly-ita/ita-world/network.html
  5. ^ "Luke Air / Blue Panorama : Il programma estivo e' stata ridotto". 10 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Neos adds Djerba service in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Four New Destinations for PLAY's Summer Schedule" (Press release). Play. 10 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Vueling to use former Air France slots to launch 32 Paris Orly routes". routesonline.com. 1 October 2021.
  9. ^ "WIZZ – Dream more. Live more. Be more".
  10. ^ "Wizz Air відкриває багато нових рейсів з України до Італії. Квитки вже в продажу".
  11. ^ "Wizz Air відкриває три рейси з Одеси до Італії! Квитки вже в продажу".
  12. ^ "Wizz Air apre la base di Palermo. Nuovi voli per Bologna, Pisa, Torino, Treviso e Verona". 4 March 2021.
  13. ^ "WIZZ – Dream more. Live more. Be more".
  14. ^ "Statistiche - Assaeroporti". assaeroporti.com.
  15. ^ "2018 traffic statistics" (PDF). enac.gov.
  16. ^ "Il tracciato". Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  17. ^ "Driving directions to & from Bologna Airport G. Marconi". Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Linea Aerobus: Aeroporto - Stazione Centrale".
  19. ^ "Il giorno del People Mover: oggi la prima corsa Stazione-Aeroporto".
  20. ^ https://www.tper.it/sites/tper.it/files/ORARI/tper_Bo944_5.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport at Wikimedia Commons