Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

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Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
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Aeroporto di Bologna-Borgo Panigale ("Guglielmo Marconi") 01.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
Serves Bologna, Italy
Elevation AMSL 123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 44°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
BLQ is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 7,680,992
Passenger change 15–16 Increase +11.5%
Aircraft movements 69.697
Movements change 15–16 Increase +7.9%
Source: Assaeroporti [1]

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQICAO: 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. 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 is now the 7th busiest in Italy.


Terminal building
Main apron


For the period 2011–2013, the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport planned the restyling and expansion of the Terminal. The passenger terminal covers a total surface 36,100 m2, of which 5,500 m2 are shopping areas. It features 10 security checkpoints and 24 departure gates.[citation needed] Bologna airport grew in size, from the previous total surface of 3,100 m2 (33,000 sq ft) to the current total surface of 3,600 m2 (39,000 sq ft). The number of gates increased from 20 to 24. Even the security checkpoints increased from 7 to 10 and 25 additional toilet facilities have been opened throughout the airport.[citation needed]

Greater emphasis has been placed on commercial activities (there are now 35 shops instead of the previous 29), and in particular, in airside, after security checks, the "air" commercial areas have doubled (+136%), while in landside increased by 38%. Moreover, a new baggage handling system (BHS) has been installed in the new single check-in area on the ground floor (with 64 Check-in Counters). Now there are 5 piers with 2 air bridges for the direct transfer of passengers from the terminal to the aircraft. The restyling has been completed in the fall of 2013.[2]


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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Rhodes
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Berlin Düsseldorf
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Moldova Chișinău
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Karpathos, Ibiza, Rhodes
Alitalia Catania, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Lamezia Terme
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Seasonal: Ibiza ,[4] Olbia[5]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Kefallonia,[6] Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Preveza,[7] Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
DART Ukrainian Airlines Kiev-Zhuliany[8]
EasyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Tirana[9]
Eurowings Seasonal: Hamburg
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
HOP! Lyon
operated by Air Nostrum
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Meridiana Cagliari, Olbia
Seasonal: Santorini
Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam
operated by Air Italy
Seasonal: Menorca[10]
Mistral Air Charter: Mostar, Lampedusa, Fuerteventura, Mersa Matruh
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Sal, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Ibiza, Kos, Menorca, Mykonos, Zanzibar, Djerba, Heraklion
Seasonal charter: Cancùn, Dubai–World Central, Lampedusa, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Monastir
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Aalborg, Reykjavík-Keflavík
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava (begins 30 October 2017), Brindisi, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn (begins 02 November 2017),[11] Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Naples (begins 29 October 2017),[12] Palermo, Prague (begins 31 October 2017), Seville, Tenerife–South, Trapani, Valencia, Vigo, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze, Wrocław
Seasonal: Alicante, Bordeaux, Bristol, Chania, Dublin, Ibiza, Málaga, Manchester, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Rhodes, Thessaloniki
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Lviv
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chișinău, Cluj–Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Katowice, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara


Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[13]
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% 44,149.6 Increase 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 Increase 6.24% 65,058 Decrease −0.51% 41,789.34 Decrease −5.35%
2015 6,889,742 Increase 4.7% 64,571 Decrease −0.7% 40,998.5 Decrease −1.9%
2016 7,680,992 Increase 11.5% 69,697 Increase 7.9% 47,708.5 Increase 16.4%
Domestic destinations by passengers traffic (2013)[14]
Position City Passengers
1 Italy Catania 155.558
2 Italy Palermo 117.836
3 Italy Roma Fiumicino 105.763
4 Italy Brindisi 77.571
5 Italy Bari 74.666
6 Italy Lamezia Terme 70.315
7 Italy Cagliari 68.002
8 Italy Trapani 66.850
European destinations by passengers traffic (2013)[14]
Position City Passengers
1 France Paris Charles de Gaulle 333.129
2 Germany Frankfurt am Main 249.428
3 Spain Madrid 235.783
4 United Kingdom London Heathrow 226.353
5 Germany Munich 191.818
6 Netherlands Amsterdam 171.557
7 Spain Barcelona 163.519
8 France Beauvais Tillé 140.251
9 United Kingdom London Stansted 120.523
10 Belgium Brussels Charleroi 107.691

Ground transportation[edit]

By car[edit]


  • A1, (coming from Milan), 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.[15]

By bus and train[edit]

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),[16] or by Taxi.

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station in 7 minutes.[17]

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

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