Milano Malpensa Airport, also named City of Milan Airport, former City of Busto Arsizio Airport is the largest airport of Milan, northern Italy. The first industrial airport was opened in 1909 by Giovanni Agusta and Gianni Caproni to test their prototypes, near the Cascina Malpensa, an old farm. The civil flight airport was then opened in 1948, during war reconstruction, to serve the northern area of Milan. Until recently, it was a major hub for Alitalia, but now serves as a hub for long-haul flights and low cost carriers. It is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of central Milan, Italy. It is one of 3 airports in the Milan metropolitan area.
The airport is in the Province of Varese, within the communes of Cardano al Campo, Somma Lombardo, Casorate Sempione, Ferno, Lonate Pozzolo, Samarate, and Vizzola Ticino.. The Milan airport system has a third international airport, Orio al Serio Airport, which serves low-cost traffic.
Malpensa was the 21st busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers, handling 18,947,808 passengers in 2010 and 18,537,301 in 2012. As of early 2008, Malpensa remains the top Italian airport in terms of international traffic, together with Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in terms of total passengers. As far as hub transit passengers are concerned it is also the second airport in Italy after Rome, according to ASSAEROPORTI traffic data. It is also the leading air freight gateway to Italy. Malpensa serves a population of over 15 million inhabitants.
EasyJet has a dedicated Terminal (T2) and Malpensa is the company’s biggest base outside the United Kingdom.
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Elevation: 768 ft.
Runway length available: 17R/35L 12861×197 ft. :: 17L/35R 12861×197 ft.