|Milan Malpensa Airport|
“City of Milan”
Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa
“Città di Milano”
|IATA: MXP – ICAO: LIMC|
|Operator||Societá Enti Aeroportuali (SEA) Aeroporti di Milano|
|Location||Somma Lombardo, Italy|
|Hub for||Air ItalyAir OneBlue Panorama AirlinesCargoitaliaEasyJetEuroflyLivingston Energy FlightNeos|
|Elevation AMSL||768 ft / 234 m|
|Coordinates||45°37′48″N 008°43′23″E / 45.63°N 8.72306°ECoordinates: 45°37′48″N 008°43′23″E / 45.63°N 8.72306°E|
|Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Milano Malpensa Airport “City of Milan” (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC), former “Aeroporto Città di Busto Arsizio” is Milan’s largest airport. It is located 39.97 km (24.83 mi) northwest of central Milan, Italy. It is one of 3 airports in the Milan metropolitan area.
The airport is connected to Milan by the Milano-Varese highway as well as by the “Malpensa Express” train starting from the Milan Cadorna railway station (LeNord regional railways) and taking about 40 minutes. It is also connected to Linate Airport by a scheduled bus service and by Milan’s local transportation. The Milan airport system has a third international airport, Orio al Serio Airport, which serves low-cost traffic.
Malpensa was the 23rd busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers, handling 17,551,635 passengers in 2009 (25.8 million with Linate, the second airport of Milan, closer to downtown and over 33 million with Orio al Serio Airport, Milan’s low-cost airport). As of early 2008, Malpensa remains the top Italian airport in terms of international traffic, together with Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport in terms of total passengers. As far as hub transit passengers are concerned it is also the second airport in Italy after Rome, according to ASSAEROPORTI traffic data. It is also the leading air freight gateway to Italy. Malpensa serves a population of over 15 million inhabitants.
easyJet has a dedicated Terminal (T2) and Malpensa is that company’s biggest base outside the UK.
In 2008 Lufthansa announced plans to create its first Hub outside Germany, and its fourth European hub. In October 2008 Lufthansa set up its Italian division, Lufthansa Italia. SEA (the company which controls Milan’s airports) and Lufthansa have a memorandum of understanding for future development and improvement of current facilities. In July 2009 Lufthansa announced that it had requested 10 additional daily slots at Malpensa. As of July 2010, “Lufhtansa Italia” serves fifteen destinations from Milan.
Malpensa has two terminals and a third runway has been announced, with completion set for 2012. There is also a dedicated cargo terminal called “CargoCity”, which currently handles over 410,000 tons of yearly traffic.
Ground handling services have been slowly deregulated and have seen SEA (the airport authority) create SEA Handling and the arrival of private handler ATA Handling. ATA Handling provides all services apart from bus transport to/from aircraft (originally subcontracted to SEA Handling, now subcontracted to Air Pullman) and disabled assistance. Up to 2001 all ground handling services were provided by SEA and TWA. In the first few years of deregulation some airlines put their own staff for customer assistance but Air One and British Airways realised that it was too expensive and so dismissed them. United Airlines stopped flying to Malpensa. To date the only airline with its own check-in staff remains KLM. Passenger handling is provided by SEA Handling, ATA Handling, Aviapartner, Globeground Italia and ICTS Italia. Ramp services are provided by SEA Handling, ATA and recently Aviapartner. SEA Handling provides 80% of ramp services mostly thanks to its major customer Alitalia.
In May 2006, 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 serve Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino. There are fears that luggage mishandling will go up.
Aviapartner has started operating serving Iberia flights and signing more contracts as time has gone on. However, SEA Handling maintains a dominant position and is reorganising itself to be more competitive by going from a monopolistic mentality to free market one.
Airport security services were transferred in 2000 from the Polizia di Stato (State Police) to SEA which created an internal division called SEA Airport Security. Up to 2002 SEA was assisted by IVRI in providing security services but the contract was not renewed. SEA Airport Security is supervised by Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police), Guardia di Finanza (Italian Military Customs Police) and Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile (Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority). Carabinieri supervise ramp entrance. Furthermore some airlines rely on private security companies (such as ICTS Italia, SEA Airport Security, Gruppo Sicurezza etc) to provide ID check and airplane guarding.
Terminals, airlines and destinations
Malpensa has two terminals:Terminal 1
- will be divided into three sections:
- 1A, which handles domestic and intra-Schengen flights
- 1B, which handles non-Schengen flights
- 1C, which is currently under construction
- is used by Low Cost Carriers (currently only easyJet). Previously Terminal 2 was also used for charter services. Charter flights are now operated from Terminal 1.
Milan Malpensa Airport
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|Aegean Airlines||Athens airport, Heraklion||1A|
|Aer Lingus||Dublin [seasonal]||1B|
|Air Algérie||Algiers [ends 30 October]||1B|
|AirBaltic||Riga [ends 30 October]||1A|
|Air Berlin||Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Stuttgart||1A|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle||1A|
|Air France operated by Régional||Lyon, Nantes, Toulouse||1A|
|Air Italy||Barcelona airport bcn , Copenhagen, Dublin, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Minorca, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Skiathos||1A|
|Air Italy||Boa Vista, Cartagena, Dubai, Edinburgh, Fortaleza, La Romana, Luxor, Maceio, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Natal, Nosy Be, Porto Seguro, Salvador da Bahia, Sharm el-Sheikh||1B|
|Alitalia||Miami, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, New York-JFK, Tokyo-Narita||1B|
|Alitalia operated by Air One||Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Ibiza [seasonal], Lamezia Terme, Naples, Olbia [seasonal], Palermo, Palma de Mallorca [seasonal], Trapani||1A|
|Alitalia operated by Air One||Cairo, Tirana, Tunis||1B|
|AMC Airlines||Al Alamain, Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh||1B|
|American Airlines||New York-JFK||1B|
|Blue Panorama Airlines||Heraklion, Lampedusa, Lourdes, Rhodes, Santorini||1A|
|Blue Panorama Airlines||Antalya, Aruba, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cancun, Cayo Largo, Curaçao, Fort Lauderdale [seasonal] Freeport, Havana, La Romana, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Montego Bay, Phuket, Punta Cana, Roatan, Santa Clara, Varadero, Yangon||1B|
|Blu-express||Lampedusa [seasonal], Pantelleria [seasonal]||1A|
|Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong||1B|
|Cyprus Airways||Larnaca, Rome-Fiumicino||1B|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta, New York-JFK||1B|
|easyJet||Agadir, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest-Otopeni, Cagliari, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dubrovnik [seasonal], Edinburgh, Heraklion [seasonal], Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lisbon, Lyon [begins 5 November], Ljubljana [begins 9 December] Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marrakech, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Rhodes [seasonal], Rome-Fiumicino, Santorini [seasonal], Split, Sofia [ends 30 October], Stockholm-Arlanda, Thessaloniki, Toulouse [begins 5 November]||2|
|EgyptAir||Cairo, Luxor [ends 25 October], Sharm el-Sheikh [ends 24 October]||1B|
|El Al||Tel Aviv||1B|
|Estonian Air||Tallinn, Vilnius [begins 18 December]||1A|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi||1B|
|Freebird Airlines||Antalya, Istanbul-Atatürk||1B|
|Iran Air||Tehran-Imam Khomeini||1B|
|Itali Airlines||Lampedusa, Lourdes, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca||1A|
|Jet Airways||Delhi [begins 5 December]||1B|
|Karthago Airlines||Djerba, Monastir||1B|
|Livingston Energy Flight||Catania, Faro, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lourdes, Minorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos||1A|
|Livingston Energy Flight||Antigua, Banjul, Barbados, Boa Vista, Bodrum, Cancún, Cartagena, Cayo Largo, Colombo, Dakar, Djerba, Donetsk, Dubai, Dubrovnik, Fortaleza, Havana, Holguin, Hurghada, La Romana, Larnaca, Luxor, Maceio, Malé, Marka, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Monastir, Montego Bay, Natal, Panama City, Phnom-Penh, Phuket, Porto Santo, Porto Seguro, Punta Cana, Recife, Sal, Salvador da Bahia, San Salvador, Sharm el-Sheikh, St Lucia, Tel Aviv, Tenerife-South, Varadero, Zanzibar||1B|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw||1A|
|Lotus Air||Hurgada, Sharm el-Sheikh||1B|
|Lufthansa||Barcelona, Bari, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Ibiza [seasonal], Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Naples, Olbia [seasonal], Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague [begins 29 October], Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Warsaw||1A|
|Lufthansa||Bucharest-Otopeni [seasonal], Casablanca [seasonal], London-Heathrow||1B|
|Malév Hungarian Airlines||Budapest||1A|
|Meridiana Fly||Arbatax, Athens, Boa Vista, Cagliari, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lampedusa, Lourdes, Minorca, Mykonos [seasonal], Olbia, Rhodes [seasonal], Santorini [seasonal], Tenerife-South||1A|
|Meridiana Fly||Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Antalya, Cairo, Chisinau, Colombo, Dakar, Dalaman, Hurghada, Mahé, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Mauritius, Mombasa, Mostar, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv, Zanzibar||1B|
|Middle East Airlines||Beirut||1B|
|Mistral Air||Hurgada, Tel Aviv||1B|
|Neos||Amsterdam, Brindisi, Chania, Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Lourdes, Madrid, Malaga, Minorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Porto Santo, Rhodes, Satorini, Seville, Skiathos, Tenerife-South||1A|
|Neos||Agadir, Aleppo, Amman, Antalya, Antigua, Aqaba, Banjul, Boa Vista, Cairo, Cancún, Cap Skirring, Djerba, Dubai, Havana, Holguin, Hurghada, La Romana, Larnaca, Luxor, Marka, Mahé, Malaga, Malé, Marka, Marsa Alam, Merida, Mersa Matruh, Mombasa, Montego Bay, Nosy Be, Pointe-à-Pitre, Punta Cana, Ras al Khaimah, Recife, Sal, Salvador da Bahia, Samana, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv, Zanzibar||1B|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Oslo-Gardermoen||1A|
|Nouvelair||Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka||1B|
|Olympic Air||Athens [ends 30 October]||1A|
|Oman Air||Muscat [begins 3 December]||1B|
|Onur Air||Antalya [seasonal], Istanbul-Atatürk [seasonal]||1B|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Islamabad, Lahore||1B|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Marrakech||1B|
|Royal Jordanian||Amman-Queen Alia||1B|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Jeddah, Riyadh||1B|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen||1A|
|Sky Airlines||Istanbul-Ataturk [seasonal]||1B|
|Skybridge AirOps||Sharm el-Sheikh||1B|
|Small Planet Airlines||Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos, Skiathos||1A|
|SmartLynx Airlines||Lourdes, Malaga, Tenerife-South||1A|
|SunExpress||Antalya [seasonal], Istanbul-Atatürk [seasonal], Izmir [seasonal]||1B|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zürich||1A|
|Syrian Air||Aleppo, Damascus||1B|
|TAM Airlines||São Paulo-Guarulhos||1B|
|TAP Portugal||Lisbon, Porto||1A|
|Thai Airways International||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi||1B|
|Tunisair||Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka, Tozeur, Tunis||1B|
|Turkish Airlines||Antalya , Bodrum, Istanbul-Atatürk||1B|
|Twin Jet||Geneve, Marseilles||1A|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Kiev-Boryspil||1B|
|Uzbekistan Airways||Tashkent, Urgench||1B|
|Vueling Airlines||Barcelona, Bilbao [begins 31 October], Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia||1A|
- ^1 These flights have an intermediate stop before arriving at their listed destinations, but the airline does not have local traffic rights on the leg.
|Air Atlanta Icelandic|
|Air China Cargo||Beijing-Capital, Novosibirsk, Shanghai-Pudong, Vienna|
|Asiana Cargo||London-Stansted, Seoul-Incheon, Vienna|
|Atlas Air||Lima, Santa Maria|
|AirBridgeCargo Airlines||Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Moscow-Sheremetyevo|
|CAL Cargo Air Lines||Liège, Tel Aviv|
|Cargoitalia||Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Chicago, Dakar, Dubai, Hong Kong, Krasnijarsk, Liège, New York-JFK, Rio De Janeiro, Shanghai-Pudong, Sharjah, Tel Aviv, Toronto-Pearson|
|Cargolux||Luxembourg, Maastricht, New York-JFK|
|Cargolux Italia||Baku, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Osaka-Kansai, Taipei-Taoyuan|
|Cathay Pacific||Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Manchester, New York-JFK|
|China Airlines||Dubai, Manchester, Taipei-Taoyuan|
|China Cargo Airlines||Amsterdam, Shanghai-Pudong, Urumqi|
|DHL Aviation||London-Heathrow, London-Luton, London-Stansted|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Amsterdam, Dubai, Nairobi|
|Etihad Crystal Cargo||Abu Dhabi, Tripoli|
|European Air Transport||London-Heathrow|
|FedEx Express||Ancona, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Memphis, Newark, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Venice-Marco Polo|
|Great Wall Airlines||Amsterdam, Chennai, Shanghai-Pudong|
|Korean Air||Navoiy, Seoul-Incheon|
|MNG Airlines||Istanbul-Atatürk, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||Amsterdam, Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Narita|
|Polar Air Cargo|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Brussels, Jeddah, Riyadh|
|Southern Air||Atlanta, Chicago-O’Hare, New York-JFK|
|Turkish Airlines||Istanbul-Atatürk, Pristina|
|West Air Sweden|
|World Airways||Baltimore, Chicago-O’Hare, Mexico City, New York-JFK|
Traffic and statistics
- Malpensa is linked to Milan Cadorna Station (connection with Milan’s subway’s Line M2 (Green) and Line M1 (Red), and the Suburban and the Regional Railway Service) by the Malpensa Express, with intermediate stops at Busto Arsizio FNM, Saronno Centrale (connection with regional trains bound for Varese and Como) and Milano Bovisa (connection with the Passante track of the suburban railways). Malpensa Express arrives at the Terminal 1, an additional bus travel is required to reach Terminal 2. Journey time is 29 minutes for non-stop services and 34 minutes for services calling at Busto Arsizio, Saronno and Bovisa.
- A second Express service to Milan Central Station will begin with the winter rail schedule change (13th of December 2010). There will be a train every 30 minutes calling at Milan Porta Garibaldi station; journey time will be 41 minutes. During rush hours, services will also call at Milano Bovisa station and Saronno Centrale; for these services journey time will be 47 minutes.
- Two daily High Speed (Alta Velocità) services link Milan Malpensa’s railway station, to Florence (calling at Milano Centrale, Bologna Centrale and Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and Naples (calling at Milano Centrale, Bologna Centrale, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Roma Termini, Napoli Centrale).
- Suburban Line S10 (Milano Rogoredo-Milano Bovisa) has been running to Malpensa since June 2010 . 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.
- There is also a shuttle connection between Malpensa Airport railway station and Busto Arsizio FS . From here there are connections with Milan’s railway stations of Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi.
- The Malpensa-Varese-Mendrisio (CH)-Lugano (CH) line is being built and will be finished by 2012. There are future plans also to connect Gallarate Station (FS) and Milan’s Centrale Station (FS) allowing for easy connections onto high-speed international lines.
Malpensa airport Shuttle and Malpensa Bus Express connect the airport to Milan Central Station (Trenitalia’s National Railway hub) and the metro. Stops at the Milan Fair are provided on request. Travel time is about an hour (longer during heavy traffic).
A free shuttle bus links Terminal 1 & 2 every 20 minutes 24 hours a day, within the airport. Travel time to go from one terminal to the other is about 15 minutes.
Malpensa is also connected by bus to Linate Airport and to various cities in northern Italy with Lufthansa Airport Bus(like Turin, Novara, Como, Varese, Bergamo and Brescia) and Switzerland.
Since February 2010, 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 the nearby Lombard provinces of Varese, Como, Bergamo airport and Brescia, those of Alessandria, Novara and Turin in Piedmont, Genoa in Liguria and also Bellinzona, Chiasso and Lugano in Switzerland ). For these destinations passengers can also enjoy an additional limousine transfer service with high-end car or minibus (max. 8 people) bookable until 24 hours.
Taxis are available at the Arrivals of Terminal 1 & 2.
Malpensa Airport is connected by a four-lane highway to the A8 motorway (connecting Switzerland to Milan) and by a four-lane highway to the A4 motorway linking Milan to Turin and to the Strada Statale 11.
45° 37′ 50.18″ N
008° 43′ 41.20″ E
|Magnetic Variation||001° E (01/06)|
|Operating Agency||CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)|
|Alternate Name||MILANO MALPENSA|
|Operating Hours||24 HOUR OPERATIONS|
|International Clearance Status||Airport of Entry|
|Daylight Saving Time||Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October|
(119.0 Rwy 17L-35R)(128.350 Rwy 17R-35L)
(121.9 WEST) (121.85 NORTH avbl 0600-1200Z++, 1400-2200Z++)
|MILANO DEP||126.75 |
(126.75 NORTH DEP) (126.3 SOUTH DEP avbl 0600-2200Z++)
(120.025 ARR)(121.625 DEP)
|17R/35L||12861 x 197 feet|
3920 x 60 meters
|17L/35R||12861 x 197 feet|
3920 x 60 meters
|Type||ID||Name||Channel||Freq||Distance From Field||Bearing From Navaid|
|Fuel||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.|
100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
|CAUTION||Lo level wind shear possible. Some ILS users rpt false LOC capture. Multi cranesin vcnty of arpt.|
|LGT||PAPI Rwy 17L MEHT 59′, 35R MEHT 71′, 17R, 35L MEHT 70′.|
|MISC||Low vis special taxi pro in use.|
|NS ABTMT||Dur tkof climb std ns abtmt pro estab by opr in compliance with acft opr manual must be applied. APU not auth til 60 min before ETD or 20 min aft ATA.|
|RSTD||Rwy 17L/35R clsd dly 0100-0200Z++; Rwy 17R/35L clsd dly 0200-0300Z++ due to visual aids maint. ILS gndck ev Tue; Rwy 35L/17R clsd 2100-2200Z++; Rwy 35R/17L clsd 2200-2300Z++. Twy BA used only to enter Rwy 17R, acft max cat D, and max wingspan 157′. Twy GS proh to acft with wingspan greater than 79′.|
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