Malpensa Airport (Milan Airport) (MXP) is Milan's largset airport located 40km north of the city. It is one of 3 airports serving the city and the surrounding area.
It is known as:
- Milan Airport
- Malpensa Airport
The airport is the base for the national carrier, Alitalia, and often regarded as the country's premier airport. It handles over 17.5 million passengers per year (with Linate about half this number). There are currently two runways with a third being planned for 2012.
There are two terminals, the first for large airlines and the second for chargter and budget airlines. Although facilities are distributed between the two terminals, Terminal 1 is far larger.
A free shuttle service operates between the two terminals every 20 minutes, 24 hours per day. The journey takes about 12 minutes.
There are regular shuttle services to Linate Airport and Orio al Serio Airport.
- Orio al Serio - a shuttle bus goes 5 times per day on weekdays, 2 times per day at the weekends between Malpensa and Orio al Serio; one-way is 18 euro, return is 30 euro; tickets can be bought on the bus or at the ticket office; journey time 1hr 40 mins.
Bus services link T1 with Milan centre with departures every 20 minutes or so. Tickets cost between 5.00 and 5.50 euro. The Lufthansa bus service to Milan is availalbe to passengers from any airline. There are also other bus services to Turin, Genoa, Bologna and southern Switzerland as well as other destinatiions.
An express train leaves every 30 minutes to Milan Cadorna Station stopping at several stations en route. There are additional high-speed services to Milan, Bologna, Florence and Naples.
Taxis operate from both terminals. A ride to Milan centre will cost about 70 euro.
Malpensa serves many international airlines. It is the major base for Alitalia and the largest Easyjet base outside of the UK. Lufthansa also has a large base here.
The airport was founded during the First World War when it was used as the base for a flying school in Varese. During the Second World War it was a German airfield and as such was heavily bombed by the Allies.
Following the end of the war it was established again as an international airport with flights to other European destinations. In 1967 is was enlarged and more recently enlarged to cope with the growing number of business passengers.
Milan Malpensa International Airport
Telephone: +39(0)2 7485 2200
Fax: +39(0)2 7485 4010
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