Milano Malpensa Airport

The Milan – Malpensa Airport is the largest airport for the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy. It is a public-type airport operated by SEA Aeroporti di Milano, located in Ferno that is about 40 kilometres away from Milan next to the Ticino River. In 2014, it served at least 18.8 million passengers, placing it as the 28th busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. Together with the Rome Fiumicino, the Milan Malpensa Airport remains as the top Italian airport in terms of international departures and arrivals, cargo, and freight services.

Originally the site of the Caproni brothers' experiments, the modern airport site was first designed as a formal airfield that birthed the largest aircraft production centre in Italy. In the next years that came, it hosted two squadrons of the Regia Aeronautica Italiana, and was also controlled by the Nazis during the invasion of Adolf Hitler. After the wars, it was restored, and was aimed to become an industrial fulcrum for post-war recovery of Italy. Commercial operations officially started in 1948, with the airport carrying the name Aeroporto Citta di Busto Arsizio. Fast-forward into today, the airport is now called the Malpensa Airport, serving as the hub for Cargolux Italia and a focus city for Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, EasyJet, Neos Air, and Meridiana. The airport now serves five of the six inhabited continents in the world, coming from only one destination on its roster during its introduction as a commercial service airport.


The Malpensa Airport has two passenger terminals that are positioned several kilometres apart. The first one, called Terminal 1, was opened in 1998 and is the newer, larger, and more important of the two terminals. It is divided into three concourses, Terminal 1A, 1B, and 1C, which handles most passengers on scheduled flights as well as charter flights. Terminal 1A handles domestic and intra-Schengen flights, Terminal 1B handles non-Schengen and a few intercontinental flights, while Terminal 1C (opened in 2013 as an expansion), also handles non-Schengen and intercontinental flights. Terminal 2 meanwhile, is the older terminal of the two. It is used only by EasyJet, although it has been previously used for charter services. The charter services are transferred to Terminal 1. Ground transportation services connect Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 through free shuttles.

Services and Facilities

Apart from the main terminal and the airport cargo services, the airport has several facilities and services that travellers may use. These include public transportation services, ground security and handling services, shopping and retail services, restaurants, banks, lounges, and VIP-excusive services available to members of certain clubs. A free service called Shop&Collect is a very convenient option for passengers who love to shop. Operated by ViaMilano Program, Milan airports’ loyalty program, passengers can shop online even before they arrive at the airport and collect what they bought once they arrive at the airport. Digital services have also been made available to travellers who wish to access the various online offerings of the airport. Further, special assistance facilities, as well as baggage assistance desks are also in place within the facility.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

The Milan – Malpensa Airport can be reached through the A8 and the SS336 from the city of Milan.

Trains hide 

Train services are available to and from Terminal 1 via Trenord. A separate and dedicated airport line will be in service soon.

Buses hide 

Public buses are available from the airport.

Taxi hide 

Taxis can be accessed from the ranks.

 Who flies to Milano Malpensa Airport

 Milano Malpensa Airport Contact Details

Milan Malpensa Airport

Società Esercizi Aeroportuali,
I-20090 Aeroporto Malpensa MI,

Tel:+39 (0)2 74852854
Fax:+39 (0)2 74852051


Società Esercizi Aeroportuali S.p.A.

 Milano Malpensa Airport Location Details

Longitude:8° 43' 0'' E
Latitude:45° 37' 59'' N

 Airport Location

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