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Milan Malpensa Airport

Aeroporto di Milano Malpensa
"Città di Milano"
Airport typePublic
OperatorSEA Aeroporti di Milano
ServesMilan, Italy
LocationFerno, Varese
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,000 ft / 304.8 m
Coordinates45°3748N 8°4323E / 45.63000°N 8.72306°E / 45.63000; 8.72306Coordinates: 45°3748N 8°4323E / 45.63000°N 8.72306°E / 45.63000; 8.72306
Location within Northern Italy
MXP (Italy)
MXP (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17L/35R 3,920 12,861 Asphalt
17R/35L 3,920 12,861 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18 11.5%
Aircraft movements194,515
Movements change 17-18 8.7%
Statistics from Assaeroporti[3]

Milan Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC) is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy. It serves 15 million inhabitants in Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, as well as those living in the Swiss Canton of Ticino. The airport is located 49 kilometres (30 mi) northwest[4] of central Milan, next to the Ticino river (dividing Lombardy and Piedmont). The airport has two terminals and two runways as well as a dedicated cargo terminal.

In 2018, Malpensa Airport handled 24,725,490 passengers and was the 25th busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers and 2nd busiest airport in Italy in terms of passengers. Until 2008, Malpensa Airport was a major hub for flag carrier Alitalia. Malpensa Airport remains the second-busiest Italian airport for international passenger traffic (after Rome Fiumicino Airport), and the busiest for freight and cargo, handling over 500,000 tons of international freight 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.


Early years

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 make 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 bad weather.

After World War II

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 Constellations 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). After assuming full control, SEA decided to develop Malpensa as an international and intercontinental gateway, whereas Milan's other airport, Linate Airport, would be tasked with handling only domestic services.

Between 1958 and 1962 a new terminal arrived at Malpensa and the airport's two parallel runways were extended to 3,915 m (12,844 ft), 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 (1995-1998)

By the mid-1980s Linate Airport was handling seven million passengers per year and, with only a short single runway and limited parking slots, had 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.

A brief life as Alitalia's main hub (1998-2008)

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, had 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 had reached 23.9 million. Efficient rail links 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 the city centre.

Before 2001, ground 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. 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.[citation needed]

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.

In 2008, a new development plan was launched by Societa Esercizi Aeroportuali SpA (SEA), valued 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 main hub back to Rome Fiumicino Airport due to 'high operating costs' at Malpensa Airport. Alitalia did not pull out of Malpensa altogether and continues to fly several domestic and European services from Milan and two intercontinental flights (to New York City and Tokyo). However, 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.

Recent expansion: 2010s

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 successful: from 2008 to 2011, a total of 34 new passenger and cargo routes were added to Malpensa's network.

The low-cost carrier EasyJet made Malpensa its main base after London Gatwick, with more than 20 of its Airbus A319s and Airbus A320s based there. The airline currently flies services from Malpensa to more than 70 destinations in Italy and across Europe.[5] Competitor Ryanair confirmed plans to open an operating base at Malpensa from December 2015, initially with one aircraft.[6]

In 2014 a contract was awarded for extension of the railway line from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. The line was opened in December 2016.[7] The new Malpensa Terminal 2 railway station is within 200 m north of the T2 arrivals hall, that is accessed by an outdoor covered walkway.[8]


Malpensa Airport has two passenger terminals and they are connected by airport shuttle buses and trains.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1, which opened in 1998, is the newer,[9] larger and more prominent terminal. The terminal 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 intercontinental flights.
  • Terminal 1C, opened in January 2013, handles non-Schengen, intercontinental flights and sensible flights to USA and Israel.
Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is the older terminal.[9] It is currently used exclusively by easyJet. All charter services, which were previously based in this terminal, moved to Terminal 1 upon its opening.

Prior to December 2016, the only public transport available at Terminal 2 was ATM (Transport for Milan) local buses or shuttle buses operated by Terravision, Autostradale and Malpensa Shuttle. Malpensa Airport additionally provides free shuttles connecting Terminal 2 to Terminal 1.[10] A new railway station at Terminal 2 was opened in December 2016.[11]

Airlines and destinations


The following airlines operate regular scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to and from Malpensa:[12]

Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Kalamata
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot MoscowSheremetyevo
Air Albania Tirana (begins 30 September 2019)[13]
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Cairo AlexandriaBorg El Arab, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Hurghada
Air Canada Seasonal: TorontoPearson
Air China BeijingCapital, ShanghaiPudong
Air Dolomiti Seasonal charter: Olbia[14]
Air Europa Madrid
Air France ParisCharles de Gaulle
Air India Delhi
Air Italy Accra, Cagliari, Cairo, Catania, DakarDiass, Lagos, Lamezia Terme, Miami, Naples, New YorkJFK, Palermo, RomeFiumicino, Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Los Angeles, Malé (resumes 29 October 2019),[15] Mombasa (resumes 29 October 2019),[15] Olbia, San Francisco, TenerifeSouth (resumes 28 October 2019),[16] TorontoPearson, Zanzibar (resumes 1 November 2019)[15]
Seasonal charter: Fort-de-France (resumes 28 November 2019)[17]
Air Horizont Seasonal charter:[12] Brindisi, Lamezia Terme, Olbia, Pantelleria[18]
Air Moldova Chisinau
Air Nostrum Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca[12]
Air Serbia Belgrade
airBaltic Riga
AlbaStar Seasonal: Bodø, Catania, Lourdes, Marsa Alam, Porto Santo
Seasonal charter:[12] Djerba, El Alamein, Enfidha, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kalamata, Karpathos, Kos, Lanzarote, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife South, Tromsø[19]
Alitalia New YorkJFK, RomeFiumicino, TokyoNarita
Seasonal: Ajaccio (ends 15 September 2019),[20] Cairo (ends 25 October 2019),[21] Malé, MoscowSheremetyevo (ends 26 October 2019),[22] Saint Petersburg (ends 26 October 2019),[23] Tel Aviv (ends 25 October 2019)[24]
Seasonal charter: Hamburg,[25] Pointe-à-Pitre,[25] Rostock[26]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[27]
American Airlines Miami, New YorkJFK
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Belavia Minsk
Blue Air Bucharest
Blue Panorama Airlines Cancún, Havana, Tirana
Seasonal: Antigua, Cayo Largo, Freeport, Heraklion, Holguín, Kos, Lampedusa, Mombasa, Rhodes, Santo DomingoLas Américas, Skiathos, Zakynthos, Zanzibar
Seasonal charter: DubaiAl Maktoum,[28] Fuerteventura,[29] Lanzarote,[30] Marsa Alam,[31] Sharm El Sheikh[31]
British Airways LondonHeathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Cabo Verde Airlines Sal
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines New YorkJFK
Seasonal: Atlanta
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, BerlinSchönefeld, BerlinTegel, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Bristol, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro, Granada, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Lisbon, LondonGatwick, LondonLuton, Luxembourg, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Munich, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, ParisCharles de Gaulle, Prague, StockholmArlanda, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, TenerifeSouth, Tirana (begins 28 November 2019),[32] Toulouse
Seasonal: Agadir (begins 29 October 2019),[33] Alghero, Alicante, Aqaba (begins 27 October 2019),[33] Athens, Bilbao, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Kephalonia, Kos, Malta, Marsa Alam (begins 1 November 2019),[34] Menorca, Mykonos, Pula, Rhodes, Santiago de Compostela, Santorini, Split, Tallinn, Zadar, Zakynthos
EgyptAir Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates DubaiInternational, New YorkJFK
Ernest Airlines Kharkiv, KievZhuliany, Tirana
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
EVA Air TaipeiTaoyuan (begins 19 February 2020)[35]
Finnair Helsinki
Flybe Birmingham, Cardiff (ends 28 September 2019),[36] Manchester
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Bodrum[37][38]
HOP! Lyon, Nantes
Iberia Madrid
Icelandair Seasonal: ReykjavíkKeflavík
Iran Air TehranImam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air SeoulIncheon
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City
LATAM Brasil São PauloGuarulhos
Level Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines WarsawChopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Mahan Air TehranImam Khomeini
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Neos[39] Boa Vista, Cancún, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Guiyang, Havana, Holguín, La Romana, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mombasa, Montego Bay, Nanjing, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, TenerifeSouth, Varadero
Seasonal: Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Cayo Largo, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Luxor, Málaga, Marsa Matruh, Menorca, Mykonos, Nosy Be, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Phu Quoc, ReykjavíkKeflavík, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Salalah, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Yangon, Zanzibar
Seasonal charter: Abu Dhabi,[40] Hamburg,[41] Mumbai,[42] Patras (ends 16 September 2019),[43] Pointe-à-Pitre,[44] Rostock,[44] StockholmArlanda[45]
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[12]
Norwegian Air Shuttle OsloGardermoen
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Djerba[46]
Oman Air Muscat
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad, Lahore
Qatar Airways Doha
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alicante, Bari, BerlinTegel, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Catania, Comiso, Dublin, Gran Canaria, Kaunas, Lamezia Terme, LondonStansted, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester (begins 27 October 2019),[47] Palermo, Porto, Seville, TenerifeSouth (ends 7 January 2020),[48] Valencia
Seasonal: Almeria, Heraklion, Liverpool, Palma de Mallorca
S7 Airlines MoscowDomodedovo (resumes 25 December 2019)[49][50]
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Seasonal: Medina
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, OsloGardermoen
Seasonal: Bergen, Stavanger, StockholmArlanda
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Thai Airways BangkokSuvarnabhumi
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal: Djerba, Monastir
Turkish Airlines Istanbul, IstanbulSabiha Gökçen
Twin Jet Marseille
Seasonal: Nice
Ukraine International Airlines KievBoryspil
United Airlines Newark
Utair MoscowVnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Seasonal: Urgench
Vueling Barcelona, Bilbao, ParisOrly
Seasonal: Alicante, Ibiza
Wizz Air Budapest, Debrecen, Kraków (begins 1 July 2020),[51] Kutaisi, Ohrid, Podgorica, Skopje, Vienna, Vilnius
AeroLogic Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Maastricht/Aachen, MoscowDomodedovo, MoscowSheremetyevo
Asiana Cargo LondonStansted, SeoulIncheon, Vienna
Atlas Air Amsterdam, San Juan
CargoluxCampinasViracopos, ChicagoO'Hare, LondonStansted, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Maastricht/Aachen, New YorkJFK, TaipeiTaoyuan
Cargolux ItaliaAlmaty, Baku, CuritibaAfonso Pena, Dallas/Fort Worth, DubaiInternational, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico City, New YorkJFK, Novosibirsk, OsakaKansai, Zhengzhou
Cathay Pacific Delhi, Hong Kong, LondonHeathrow, Manchester, Mumbai
DHL Aviation Bucharest, East Midlands, Leipzig/Halle, LondonHeathrow, LondonLuton, LondonStansted, Madrid
EgyptAir CargoCairo
Emirates SkyCargoDubaiAl Maktoum
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa
FedEx Express Ancona, DubaiInternational, Guangzhou, Memphis, Munich, Newark, ParisCharles de Gaulle, Pisa, ShanghaiPudong, Venice
Korean Air Cargo Navoi, SeoulIncheon, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Zaragoza
Lufthansa Cargo Cairo, Frankfurt
Nippon Cargo Airlines Amsterdam, Hahn, TokyoNarita
Qatar Airways CargoChicagoO'Hare,[52] Doha, LondonStansted, TripoliInternational
Royal Air Maroc Brussels, Casablanca
Saudia Cargo Brussels, Damman, Jeddah, Riyadh
Silk Way Airlines Baku[53]
Swiftair East Midlands[54]
Turkish Airlines Cargo Algiers, IstanbulAtatürk[55]


Busiest routes
Busiest domestic routes to/from Milan Malpensa (2018)[56]
Rank Rank
(prev. year)
Airport Passengers % var.
(prev. year)
1 Catania, Sicily 1,048,371 10.24 Air Italy, AlbaStar, Alitalia, easyJet, Neos Air, Ryanair
2 Palermo, Sicily 673,401 81.54 Air Italy, Alitalia, easyJet, Neos Air, Ryanair
3 2 Lamezia Terme, Calabria 557,529 80.38 Air Italy, Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair
4 1 Naples, Campania 359,168 29.13 Air Italy, Alitalia, easyJet
5 1 Olbia, Sardinia 324,110 3.16 Air Italy, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, easyJet, Neos Air
6 new RomeFiumicino, Lazio 242,114 new Air Italy, Alitalia
7 1 Bari, Apulia 229,529 10.17 Alitalia, easyJet
8 1 Brindisi, Apulia 191,036 6.40 Alitalia, easyJet, Neos Air
9 1 Cagliari, Sardinia 158,621 11.38 Air Italy, Alitalia, easyJet, Neos Air
10 1 Comiso, Sicily 118,181 2.24 Ryanair
Busiest routes between Milan Malpensa and destinations within the European Union (2018)[56]
Rank Rank
(prev. year)
Airport Passengers % var.
(prev. year)
1 ParisCharles de Gaulle, France 911,510 15.41 Air France, Alitalia, easyJet
2 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 840,160 12.78 Alitalia, easyJet, KLM, Vueling
3 1 Barcelona, Spain 819,077 7.88 easyJet, Vueling
4 1 LondonGatwick, United Kingdom 577,011 1.35 easyJet
5 1 Madrid, Spain 544,472 9.63 Air Europa, Alitalia, easyJet, Iberia, Ryanair
6 1 Munich, Germany 466,052 12.26 AirDolomiti, easyJet, Lufthansa
7 1 Lisbon, Portugal 437,438 1.24 Alitalia, easyJet, TAP Portugal
8 2 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 381,004 12.86 Alitalia, Lufthansa
9 2 Vienna, Austria 377,191 25.16 Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air
10 1 Copenhagen, Denmark 362,846 1.63 Alitalia, easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines
11 3 Brussels, Belgium 337,104 8.21 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair
12 Prague, Czech Republic 304,128 2.76 Alitalia, Czech Airlines, easyJet
13 Athens, Greece 274,995 0.10 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet
14 LondonHeathrow, United Kingdom 248,369 1.40 Alitalia, British Airways
15 2 Budapest, Hungary 239,457 7.32 Wizz Air
16 2 Düsseldorf, Germany 235,165 23.75 Alitalia, Eurowings
17 2 Ibiza, Spain 225,132 0.69 Alitalia, easyJet, Iberia, Neos Air, Vueling
18 2 LondonStansted, United Kingdom 217,971 2.37 Ryanair
19 5 ParisOrly, France 206,011 27.61 Aigle Azur, Alitalia, easyJet, Vueling
20 Helsinki, Finland 195,876 7.24 Finnair
21 2 BerlinSchönefeld, Germany 183,298 1.19 easyJet
22 16 Oporto, Portugal 177,852 115.74 Ryanair, TAP Portugal
23 LondonLuton, England 170,303 2.84 easyJet
24 1 Edinburgh, Scotland 165,084 4.69 Alitalia, easyJet
25 2 Málaga, Spain 159,629 3.13 easyJet, Neos Air, Ryanair
26 4 Manchester, United Kingdom 152,858 11.26 easyJet, FlyBe
27 1 Stuttgart, Germany 151,790 2.51 easyJet, Eurowings
28 new BerlinTegel, Germany 149,610 new easyJet, Ryanair
29 1 Luxembourg, Luxembourg 147,866 2.72 easyJet, Luxair
30 1 Warsaw, Poland 137,333 3.99 LOT Polish Airlines
31 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 129,491 13.10 Alitalia, easyJet, Neos Air
32 11 Hamburg, Germany 129,223 25.67 Eurowings
33 Valencia, Spain 128,252 new Ryanair
34 4 Sofia, Bulgaria 113,709 8.28 Bulgaria Air, Ryanair
35 3 Bucharest, Romania 112,400 1.56 Blue Air, Ryanair
36 2 StockholmArlanda, Sweden 109,095 5.88 easyJet, Neos Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
37 2 Mykonos, Greece 99,491 2.37 easyJet, Neos
38 5 Cologne, Germany 94,148 12.97 Eurowings
39 new Alicante, Spain 93,742 new easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling
40 4 Menorca, Spain 85,662 2.22 easyJet, Neos
41 Bordeaux, France 79,224 9.87 easyJet
42 2 Tenerife, Spain 77,708 2.64 easyJet, Neos, Ryanair
43 1 Dublin, Ireland 71,749 14.54 Aer Lingus
44 5 Nantes, France 71,259 11.82 easyJet
45 new Vilnius, Lithuania 67,869 Wizz Air
46 3 Riga, Latvia 67,589 7.85 airBaltic
47 2 Heraklion, Greece 61,370 5.31 Blue Panorama Airlines, easyJet, Neos Air, Ryanair
48 11 Birmingham, United Kingdom 59,974 29.69 FlyBe
49 3 Seville, Spain 54,643 0.19 Ryanair
50 2 Toulouse, France 54,436 1.12 easyJet
51 4 Lyon, France 53,475 1.13 HOP!
52 2 Lanzarote, Spain 52,420 1.03 easyJet, Neos Air
Busiest routes between Milan Malpensa and destinations outside the European Union (2018)[56]
Rank Rank
(prev. year)
City Passengers % var.
(prev. year)
1 New YorkJFK, New York, United States 791,985 15.30 Air Italy, Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates
2 Dubai-International, United Arab Emirates 681,844 3.18 Emirates
3 IstanbulAtatürk, Turkey 416,778 6.30 Turkish Airlines
4 MoscowSheremetyevo, Russia 398,790 6.78 Aeroflot
5 Doha, Qatar 359,792 14.19 Qatar Airways
6 1 Tirana, Albania 283,107 6.06 Blue Panorama Airlines, Ernest Airlines
7 1 Tel Aviv, Israel 275,348 0.89 Alitalia, easyJet, El Al, Neos Air
8 1 Zurich, Switzerland 229,597 5.95 Swiss International Air Lines
9 1 Cairo, Egypt 215,614 4.03 Air Italy, Egypt Air
10 1 Hong Kong, SAR 176,538 0.38 Cathay Pacific
11 6 Miami, Florida, United States 176,283 36.95 Air Italy, American Airlines
12 1 Muscat, Oman 164,120 8.39 Oman Air
13 1 Shanghai, China 148,389 3.64 Air China
14 2 São Paulo, Brazil 147,770 7.22 LATAM Brasil
15 9 Bangkok, Thailand 145,414 46.34 Air Italy, Thai Airways International
16 Newark, New Jersey, United States 145,394 10.31 United Airlines
17 9 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 143,445 34.96 Etihad Airways
18 3 Casablanca, Morocco 133,982 0.94 Jetairfly, Royal Air Maroc
19 1 Tokyo, Japan 130,477 1.84 Alitalia
20 2 Beijing, China 124,394 20.47 Air China
21 2 Oslo, Norway 118,130 2.72 Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
22 1 Kiev, Ukraine 116,101 7.75 Ukraine International Airlines
23 3 Tunis, Tunisia 113,614 2.29 Tunisair
24 1 Singapore, Singapore 112,287 11.23 Singapore Airlines
25 new Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 108,124 new Air Cairo, Air Italy, Neos Air
26 Saint Petersburg, Russia 103,460 16.46 Rossiya Airlines
27 8 Marsa Alam, Egypt 102,956 79.19 Air Cairo, Neos Air
28 3 Havana, Cuba 92,704 5.36 Blue Panorama Airlines, Neos
29 2 Delhi, India 92,583 11.36 Air India, Air Italy
30 2 Marrakesh, Morocco 88,805 7.17 easyJet
31 2 Toronto, Canada 75,347 25.90 Air Canada, Air Italy
32 3 IstanbulSabiha Gökçen, Turkey 69,684 0.88 Turkish Airlines
33 3 Seoul, South Korea 68,056 1.89 Korean Air
34 3 Belgrade, Serbia 65,439 1.81 Air Serbia
35 3 Tehran, Iran 62,207 0.24 Iran Air, Mahan Air
36 new MoscowDomodedovo, Russia 61,429 new Air Italy
37 new MoscowVnukovo, Russia 60,114 new Utair
38 new Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 56,481 new Ethiopian Airlines
39 new La Romana, Dominican Republic 53,448 new Neos Air
40 new Zanzibar, Tanzania 52,810 new Blue Panorama Airlines, Neos Air
41 new Dakar, Senegal 51,104 new Air Italy
Movements by country
European Union countries with passenger movements
from/to Milan Malpensa Airport (2018)
Rank Rank
(prev. year)
Country Passengers 2018
1  Italy 4,093,221
2  Spain 2,559,852
3 1  Germany 1,805,491
4 1  UK 1,717,631
5  France 1,396,510
6  Netherlands 841,773
7  Greece 652,323
8  Portugal 644,147
9 2  Austria 377,548
10  Denmark 367,156
11 2  Belgium 337,648
12  Czech Republic 304,878
13  Hungary 240,128
14 1  Poland 232,147
15 1  Finland 198,838
16  Luxembourg 147,866
17  Romania 119,021
18  Bulgaria 114,080
19  Sweden 109,465
20 1  Lithuania 75,768
21 1  Ireland 71,749
22 1  Estonia 36,937
23 1  Cyprus 34,714
24  Malta 10,198
General statistics
Years Movements % variation Passengers % variation Cargo (tons) % variation
2000 249,107 13.3 20,716,815 22.1 301,045 4.6
2001 236,409 5.1 18,570,494 10.4 323,707 7.5
2002 214,886 9.1 17,441,250 6.1 328,241 1.4
2003 213,554 0.6 17,621,585 1 362,587 10.5
2004 218,048 2.1 18,554,874 5.3 361,237 13.1
2005 227,718 4.4 19,630,514 5.8 384,752 6.5
2006 247,456 8.7 21,767,267 10.9 419,128 8,9
2007 267,941 8.3 23,885,391 9.7 486,666 16.1
2008 218,476 18.5 19,221,632 19.5 415,952 14.5
2009 187,551 14.2 17,551,635 8.7 344,047 17.3
2010 193,771 3.3 18,947,808 8 432,674 25.8
2011 190,838 1.5 19,303,131 1.8 450,446 4.1
2012 174,892 8.4 18,537,301 4 414,317 8
2013 164,745 5.8 17,955,075 3.1 430,343 3.9
2014 166,749 1.2 18,853,203 5 469,657 9.1
2015 160,484 3.8 18,582,043 1.4 511,191 8.8
2016 166,842 4 19,420,690 4.5 548,767 7.4
2017 178,953 7.3 22,169,167 14.2 589,719 7.5
2018 194,515 8.7 24,725,490 11.5 572,774.8 2.9
JanuaryJuly 2019 121,466 11 15,376,716 10.5 321,126.5 5.9
Evolution of the number of passengers since 2000 (million of people)[57]

Transport links


Malpensa Express

Malpensa Express trains run from Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 stations, to Milan Cadorna station in central Milan. A train leaves every 30 minutes in each direction. At Milan Cadorna, there are connections with Milan Metro lines M1 and M2, the Milan suburban railway service and other destinations. Journey time is 29 minutes (non-stop) or 34 minutes (stopping). Stopping services call at Busto Arsizio Ferrovie Nord Milano, Saronno (connections for Varese and Como) and Milan Bovisa (connection with suburban services).[58]

Since 13 December 2010, the Malpensa Express has also run to Milan Central station, connecting there with Milan Metro lines M2 and M3 and various rail services. A train leaves every 30 minutes in each direction (or hourly during early mornings or late evenings). Journey times are 46 minutes (semi-fast) and 53 minutes (stopping). All services call at Milan Porta Garibaldi (connections with Milan Metro lines M2 and M5) and Saronno, with stopping services also calling at Busto Arsizio FNM station.[59]

Other train services

TiLo operate services to Bellinzona in Switzerland.[60]

Milan's Suburban Line S10 (Milano RogoredoMilano Bovisa) has run to Malpensa Airport/Aeroporto since June 2010.[61] Trains call at: Ferno, Busto Arsizio, Castellanza, Rescaldina, Saronno, Milano Bovisa, Milano Lancetti, Milano Porta Garibaldi M2-M5, Milano Repubblica M3, Milano Porta Venezia M1, Milano Dateo and Milano Porta Vittoria. The service was terminated in October 2012.

Future train connections

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


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 SS336 from Busto Arsizio and by the State Road SS336dir from Magenta.


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