Connectivity

In the ranking of the 30 best connected airports globally (selected from 3,464 airports), 2 Italian airports feature: Fiumicino at 11th position and Malpensa at 29th (one position lower than 2011) with a connectivity index of 2.75. In relation to GDP percentage reached through direct flights, Malpensa airport in 2012 reported a poor performance, falling from 20th to 27th in the European rankings.

Connectivity index of the 10 leading Italian airports
Italy Rank Airport 2012 Global connectivity index 2012 European connectivity index
1 Rome Fiumicino  2.62 1.88
2 Milan Malpensa  2.75 2.01
3 Venice  2.9 1.99
4 Bologna  3.14 2.16
5 Pisa  3.15 2.11
6 Naples Capodichino 3.15 2.22
7 Palermo  3.16 2.27
8 Olbia  3.18 2.18
9 Turin  3.19 2.39
10 Bergamo  3.22 2.22
Source: ICCSAI Fact Book 2013

 

Accessibility to European GDP

The continental connectivity index is calculated according to the population percentage and GDP percentage which may be reached with direct or indirect flights.

European GDP reachable based on flying time
Rank Airport GDP <2 hours (%) GDP 2-4 hours (%)
1 Frankfurt  77.76 17.71
2 Amsterdam  76.55 16.4
3 Paris CDG 74 18.49
4 Munich 70.56 22.14
5 Zurich 69.6 23.18
6 Geneva 68.76 22.74
7 Brussels 68.7 22.63
8 Lyon 66.53 16.64
9 Dusseldorf  66.01 26.02
10 Milan Malpensa  64.53 27.15
Source: ICCSAI Fact Book 2013

Malpensa is the leading Italian airport (the only one in the European top 20), in 10th position with over 64% of European GDP reachable within 2 hours and with 91% reachable within 4 hours.

 

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