Aeroporto Napoli Capodichino Ugo Niutta
The busiest airport in Southern Italy, Naples International Airport, serves Naples and the region of Campania. The airport serves as a base for easyjet, Ryanair, Wizzair, and Volotea.
The area was known as "Campo di Marte," and in 1910, exhibition flights began. During WWI, the airport became a military airport intended to defend Naples against attacks from Austria-Hungary and Germany. During WWII, the base was used by the Allies during the Italian Campaign, and both the British RAF and the US Air Force used the airbase at times during the war. In the 1950s, the base began being used for commercial traffic. In 1998 "Galleria Napoli" opened, a shopping mall inside terminal 1, and a new departure lounge was inaugurated by Prince Charles four years later. In June 2005, the first transatlantic flight took off to New York.
The airport is located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) north-northeast of the city in San Pietro, a Patierno quarter of Naples.
- The airport is named after Ugo Niotta, a decorated WWI pilot.
- The airport hosts multiple aeronautical events every year.
- The airport has grown in popularity due to interest in the region and now handles 9 million visitors a year.
- Its top destinations are London, Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Bergamo, Turin, Rome, Munich, and the Milan airports.
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