Aviation customer identity and classification

In 2012 the reduced concentration of traffic continued to be a distinguishing feature of the Milan airport system. In particular, in 2012 Malpensa was confirmed as the European airport with the most contained leading airline overall share. The Malpensa offer is less concentrated than all other major European airports. During the year the leading passenger airline was the Alitalia Group, which represents 28.2% of total traffic at the airports (over 7.8 million passengers, principally served by Linate), followed by easyJet at 22.4% (with 6.2 million passengers, of which 95% at Malpensa).

Principal passenger airlines operating at Malpensa

At Malpensa, on December 31, 2012 140 airlines were present, 7.9% less than 2011. The presence of all the major international airline alliances was confirmed:

  • Star Alliance at December 31, 2012 represented 20% of passenger traffic (23.2% at December 31, 2011); 
  • Sky Team and One World at the end of 2012 represented respectively 17% (16.5% at December 31, 2011) and 6% (5.2% at December 31, 2011) of Malpensa passenger traffic.

At December 31, 2012 Malpensa airport connected with 180 domestic and international destinations, 6.3% less than 2011 (191). The list of the 10 leading airlines in terms of the overall number of passengers highlights the leading position of easyJet, which represents 32% of Malpensa passenger traffic. The English company confirmed the role of Milan Malpensa 2 as an important European base.

Malpensa – Top 10 passenger airlines
% of passenger numbers 2012 2011
easyJet 32.0 28.8
Alitalia 11.8 10.1
Lufthansa 5.1 11.5
Emirates 2.5 2.0
Neos 2.5 2.6
Vueling Airlines 2.1 1.9
Turkish Airlines 1.8 -
Meridiana fly 1.5 2.7
Swiss Airlines 1.4 -
Scandinavian Airlines 1.4 1,7
Other airlines 38.0 36.3
Source: SEA

Principal passenger airlines operating at Linate

At December 31, 2012 Linate airport hosted 19 airlines (22 in the previous year) and connected with 36 airports, both domestic and inter-EU. Linate’s activities were significantly affected by Alitalia Group traffic, which in 2012 represented 61.1% of traffic with 5.6 million passengers transported. The table highlights the 10 leading airlines as a percentage of overall passenger numbers, operating from Linate in 2012.

Linate – Top 10 passenger airlines
% of passenger numbers 2012 2011
Gruppo Alitalia 61.1 66.1
Meridiana Fly 8.5 7.9
Air France 5.1 2.9
British Airways 4.4 4.1
Lufthansa 4.4 3.5
KLM 3.5 1.9
easyJet 3.2 2.8
Wind Jet 1.9 3.5
Iberia 1.9 2.0
Scandinavian Airlines 1.1 1.1
Other airlines 5.0 4.7
Source: SEA

Principal Cargo airlines

16 “all cargo” airlines operated from Malpensa at December 31, 2012. The Malpensa cargo business is distributed among a large number of airlines: in 2012, 67% of the total cargo transported was shared among 14 airlines (72% in the previous year). Among these Cargolux, a leading international player – comprehensively held first position, in particular following the stoppage from the first half of 2012 of Cargoitalia which in 2011 moved approx. 38,000 tonnes of cargo.

Malpensa - % of cargo moved by the 10 leading cargo airlines
% of cargo volumes 2012 2011
Cargolux Group 18.2 15.4
Federal Express 8.1 6.9
China Cargo Airlines 5.8 5.8
Cathay Pacific Airways 5.7 5.9
Emirates 5.2 4.2
Korean Air 5.1 6.8
Quatar Airways 5.1 4
Etihad Airways 4.3 3.6
Air Bridge Cargo Airlines 3.7 -
European Air Transport 3.5 -
Other airlines 35.4 35.4
Source: SEA

 

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