Linate and Malpensa airports

Linate airport

Linate airport Linate airport is situated within the Milan urban belt, in the South-East of the province. It occupies an overall area of approx. 350 hectares.

In 2012, Linate handled 6.2% of passengers, 7.1% of aircraft movements and 1.9% of cargo in Italy.

The Linate traffic model is based on the so-called traditional “Point to point” model, which is centred on serving two airports through direct flights, without the option for connecting flights to other destinations on the same ticket.

Linate airport table

Traffic  Year 2012  Change 12/11  ITA Rank 
Passengers  9,175,619 1.30% 3° 
Movements  96,186 1.70% 3° 
Competitive profile       
Number of Airlines (with at least 10 movements per year)     19
Number of airports reachable within a day      387
% of EU GDP reachable within 4 hours      82.40%
% of ASK of the principal airline      63.3% (Alitalia) 
Operating standards – 2012       
Departure punctuality (delays less than 15 minutes)      88.60%
Delivery of first bag within 18 minutes      95.20%
Number of misdirected bags / 1,000 passengers      5
Infrastructural characteristics       
Surface area      350 ha 
Number or runways      2
Number of aircraft stands      47
Number of check-in desks      83
Number of departure gates      24
Terminal surface area dedicated to commercial activity      21%
Cargo warehouse surface area      16,800 m2 
Cargo movements capacity      80-100 thousand tonnes/year 
Cogeneration station – installed electric capacity      24 MWe 
Cogeneration station – installed thermal capacity      18 MWt 
No. of car parks      3
Number of parking spaces reserved for passengers      3,933
Number of parking spaces reserved for airport operators      1,850
Number of taxi spaces      169

Sources: SEA, Assaeroporti (www.assaeroporti.it), ICCSAI Fact Book 2013

 

Malpensa airport

Malpensa airport is located on the Lombardy plateau in the South-West of Varese province, 48 KM from Milan, with rail connections to the city (29 minutes from the city centre) and a road system, including a motorway, which connects the airport with the major regions of Northern Italy and Switzerland.

The airport covers 1,220 hectares and is surrounded by a woodland which is maintained by the municipalities who leave space for planting. All airport grounds are within the Lombardy Valle del Ticino Park, the largest regional park in Italy, created in 1974 to protect the rivers and the numerous natural habitats of the Valle del Ticino from industrialisation and encroaching urbanisation and to safeguard the rich biodiversity heritage.

The Malpensa airport ranks second in Italy for overall aircraft movements and passenger numbers.

Malpensa managed 12.7% of overall movements, 12.6% of passenger traffic and 48.6% of cargo transported in Italy in 2012.

Malpensa Airport table

Traffic Year 2012 Change 12/ 11 ITA Rank
Passengers 18,329,205 -4% 2nd
Cargo (tones/year) 405,858 -7.8% 1st
Movements 170,747 -8.6% 2nd
Competitive profile
Number of Airlines (with at least 10 movements per year) 140
Number of airports reachable within a day 387
% of EU GDP reachable within 4 hours 91.7%
% of ASK of the principal airline 13.1% (easyJet)
Global connectivity rank 29th
European connectivity rank 18th
Operating standards – 2012
Departure punctuality 85%
Delivery of first bag within 27 minutes      
• Malpensa 1     96.5%
• Malpensa 2     96.7%
Number of misdirected bags / 1,000 passengers 3.0
Infrastructural characteristics
Surface area 1,220 ha
Number or runways 2
Number of aircraft stands 187
Number of check-in desks:
• Malpensa 1     254
• Malpensa 2     57
Number of departure gates:      
• Malpensa 1     64
• Malpensa 2     28
Terminal surface area dedicated to commercial activity      
• Malpensa 1     16.0% of surface area open to the public
• Malpensa 2     17.8% of surface area open to the public
Baggage Handling System Malpensa 1 10,650 bags/hour
Baggage Handling System Malpensa 2 4,800 bags/hour
Number of baggage carrousels
• Malpensa 1     10
• Malpensa 2     5
Cargo movements capacity 500-560,000 tonnes/year
Cogeneration station – installed electric capacity 70 MWe
Cogeneration station – installed thermal capacity 62 MWt
No. of parking spaces
• Malpensa 1     4
• Malpensa 2     2
Number of parking spaces reserved for passengers      
• Malpensa 1     7,288
• Malpensa 2     3,429
Number of parking spaces reserved for airport operators      
• Malpensa 1     2,563
• Malpensa 2     1,160
• Area intermedia Malpensa 1-Malpensa 2     1,609
• Malpensa Cargo     1,159
Number of taxi spaces      
• Malpensa 1     280
• Malpensa 2     20

Sources: SEA, Assaeroporti (www.assaeroporti.it), ICCSAI Fact Book 2013

The traffic model developed and managed by Malpensa airport is categorised as “Big Point”, i.e. a hybrid traffic model which combines “Point to point” services (which is centred on serving two airports through direct flights, without the option for connecting flights to other destinations on the same ticket) with the feeder system derived from the hub model which directs passengers toward long haul final destinations. Under this model the airport both connects short range destinations and feeds transiting passengers to long haul destinations.

 

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