Naples International Airport
Aeroporto di Napoli-Capodichino
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Naples International Airport (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN) (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli) is the international airport serving Naples and the Southern Italian region of Campania. Located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) north-northeast of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples, the airport is officially named Aeroporto di Napoli-Capodichino Ugo Niutta, after decorated WWI pilot Ugo Niutta.
The district of Capodichino in the area known as "Campo di Marte" hosted the first flight exhibitions in Naples in 1910. During the First World War, "Campo di Marte" became a military airport in order to defend the town against Austro-Hungarian and German air attacks.
During World War II, it was used as a combat airfield by the United States Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force extensively during the Italian Campaign. The airfield was first used by RAF No. 324 Wing with its five squadrons of Supermarine Spitfires in 1943. It was then used by the US Twelfth Air Force which stationed the following units at the airport: 79th Fighter Group (JanuaryMay 1944, P-40 Warhawk/P-47 Thunderbolt); 47th Bombardment Group (MarchApril 1944, A-20 Havoc); 33d Fighter Group (AprilMay 1944, P-40 Warhawk). When the combat units moved out, Air Transport Command used the airport as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel for the remainder of the war.
Commercial traffic started in 1950. In 1980 GE.S.A.C. ("Gestione Servizi Aeroporto Capodichino") was established to administer the airport; in 1982 it became "Gestione Servizi Aeroporti Campani") and participated in by the City Council, the province of Naples and Alitalia. In 1995 GE.S.A.C. drew up with BAA assistance a new master plan, which marked the beginning of a twenty-year development plan. After two years (1997) GE.S.A.C. was the first airport management company in Italy to be privatised: BAA acquires 70% of the share package from the City Council and Province of Naples. In 1998 the "Galleria Napoli" opened, a shopping arcade open 365 days a year inside Terminal 1. In 2002 H.R.H. Prince Charles inaugurated the new departure lounge.
The airport has one terminal building: Terminal 1 is used for all the flights. The airport has a single runway (orientation: 06/24 2,628 m × 45 m (8,622 ft × 148 ft) resistance: PCN90/F/B/W/T assistance: PAPI, ILS) in bituminous conglomerate and concrete, with one taxiway. There is one apron with 29 stands, 9 of which self-maneuvering and the remaining Push Back. The airport is class 4D ICAO and has the classification of military airport opened to commercial air traffic 24 hours/day.
The airport management company is fully responsible for managing the airport and coordinating and control activities of all the private operators present in the airport. Capodichino hosts some aeronautical industrial activities, like Atitech, Alenia Aeronautica, Aeronavali, Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche.
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
|Air Arabia Egypt||Sharm El Sheikh|
|Air Arabia Maroc||Casablanca|
|Air Cairo||Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh|
|Air France|| ParisCharles de Gaulle |
|Air Italy|| MilanMalpensa |
|Air Malta||Seasonal: Lourdes/Tarbes, Malta|
|Alitalia|| MilanLinate, RomeFiumicino|
Seasonal: Cagliari, Olbia
|AlMasria Universal Airlines||Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh|
|Blue Air||Bucharest, Turin|
|Danish Air Transport||Seasonal: Billund, Odense|
|easyJet|| Amsterdam, Barcelona, BerlinSchönefeld, BerlinTegel, Catania, Edinburgh, Granada, Kraków, Lille, LondonGatwick, LondonLuton, LondonStansted, Lyon, MilanMalpensa, Nice, Palermo, ParisOrly, Prague, Tel Aviv, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Zürich |
Seasonal: Alghero, Athens, BelfastInternational, Bristol, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Ibiza, Hurghada, Liverpool, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Split, TenerifeSouth
|easyJet Switzerland||Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva|
|Ernest Airlines||KievZhuliany, Lviv (all suspended from January 13 2020)|
|Eurowings|| Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart |
Seasonal: Hamburg, Hannover
|Jet2.com||Seasonal: BelfastInternational, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, LondonStansted, Manchester|
|Lauda||BerlinTegel, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart|
|Neos||Seasonal: Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, TenerifeSouth|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: OsloGardermoen|
|People's||Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein|
|Ryanair|| Barcelona, Bergamo, BerlinTegel, Bordeaux, Budapest, Charleroi, Copenhagen, Dublin, Eindhoven, Hahn, Krakow, Lisbon, LondonStansted, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Nantes, Seville, Toulouse, Treviso, Valencia, WarsawModlin, Wroclaw|
Seasonal: Bremen, Chania, Cork, Kaunas, East Midlands, Nuremberg, Rhodes, StockholmSkavsta, Thessaloniki
|Scandinavian Airlines|| StockholmArlanda |
|SkyUp||KievBoryspil, Lviv (begins 30 March 2020)|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zürich|
|Sun d'Or||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon|
|TUI Airways||Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 3 May 2021), Glasgow, LondonGatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|TUI fly Belgium|| Marrakech |
Seasonal: Brussels, Charleroi
|Tunisair||Seasonal charter: Monastir|
|United Airlines||Seasonal: Newark|
|Volotea|| Genoa, Palermo, Trieste, Turin |
Seasonal: Alghero, Alicante (begins 4 April 2020), Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Catania, Heraklion, Kephalonia, Marseille, Mykonos, Nantes, Olbia, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Verona, Zakynthos
|Wizz Air||Bucharest, Budapest, Kutaisi (begins 1 July 2020), WarsawChopin, Vienna|
Seasonal: Katowice, Sofia
Annual passenger statistics from 2000 through 2017:
Capodichino is easily accessible from all the city thanks to the exit of the so-called "Tangenziale", an urban highway (A56) connecting the city of Naples to metropolitan area and highways to Rome and Caserta (A1), Salerno (A3) and Bari, Benevento and Avellino (A16). Fixed taxi rates are in use for the main destinations within the city limits of Naples from Airport to: Naples Centre, Molo Beverello (Port), Mergellina (Hydrofoils to Capri and Ischia Islands).
Bus line 3S and Alibus, operated by ANM, connect the airport to Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio. Distance airport/centre city is about 7 km (4.3 mi). The airport is also connected to Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Sorrento, Salerno and Serre.
U.S. military forces have been present on this site, primarily US Navy personnel, since 1951. Among two other facilities in Naples, Naval Support Activity Naples is a tenant of several buildings in the Northwestern area of the airport. The United States Navy handles military and civilian aircraft on this airport for logistics.
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