Milan Linate Airport
Milan Linate Airport is the third busiest airport in Milan, having served 9,233,475 passengers in 2018. It is the fifth busiest airport in Italy and is a focus city for ITA Airways. The airport features one three-story passenger terminal. The check-in area is on the ground floor, and a secondary departure gate for bus boarding. The first floor is the main departure area with shops and restaurants.
Milan Linate was originally built in the 1930s (Taliedo Airport, one of the first airports in the world, was too small for commercial traffic). The airport was rebuilt in the 1950s and again in the 1980s. Since 2001, due to the airport's close proximity to the Milan city center, the airport has been limited to 22 slots per hour, with only domestic and international flights to EU countries permitted.
The airport is located in Viale Enrico Forlanini, near its intersection with autostrada A51 (exit 6 Aeroporto Linate). A51 is part of the city's highway ring so that the airport can be reached from any direction.
- The airport fields are located in the town of Peschiera Borromeo, and that is where it derived its name. The airport buildings, on the other hand, are located in the Segrate Municipality.
- The airport's technical name, Airport Enrico Fornalini, is derived from the Milanese inventor and Italian aeronautical pioneer.
- The airport features high-tech security checks, allowing passengers to go through security with their laptops and water bottles in their hand luggage.
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