Linate Airport

Linate Airport
Linate Airport
Airport Enrico Forlanini
Aéroport de Milan(Milano).jpg
Airport type Public
Operator SEA - Aeroporti di Milano
Location Milan, Italy
Elevation AMSL 353 ft / 108 m
Coordinates 45°26′58″N 009°16′42″E / 45.44944°N 9.27833°E / 45.44944; 9.27833Coordinates: 45°26′58″N 009°16′42″E / 45.44944°N 9.27833°E / 45.44944; 9.27833
LIN is located in Milan
Location within Milan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,442 8,012 Asphalt
17/35 601 1,972 Bitumen
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 28 92 Asphalt

Linate Airport (IATA: LINICAO: LIML) is one of the three major airports of Milan, Italy, along with Malpensa Airport and Orio al Serio Airport. Due to its closer proximity to Milan—it is 4.2 NM (7.8 km; 4.8 mi) east southeast of the city,[1] compared with Malpensa, which is 21.58 NM (39.97 km; 24.83 mi) northwest of the city[1]—it is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights, with 8,296,450 million passengers in 2010[2]. Its name comes from the small village where it is located in the town of Peschiera Borromeo. Its real name is "Airport Enrico Forlanini", after the Italian inventor and aeronautical pioneer born in Milan. Linate airport buildings are located in the Segrate Municipality, and the field is located for a large part in the Peschiera Borromeo Municipality.

It was built next to Idroscalo of Milan in the 1930s when Taliedo Airport (located 1 km (0.62 mi) from the southern border of Milan, and one of the world's first aerodromes and airports) became too small for commercial traffic. Linate was completely rebuilt in the 1950s and again in the 1980s.

The larger airport serving Milan is Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXPICAO: LIMC). Linate and Malpensa airports are connected by highways and by service buses. The third airport of the Greater Milan area is Orio al Serio, located 1 km (0.62 mi) east of Bergamo, 42 km (26 mi) east of Milan.


Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Cork, Dublin
airBaltic Riga
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta
Alitalia Alghero, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Brussels, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Frankfurt, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Naples, Palermo, Pantelleria, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino, Trieste
operated by CityJet
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna [ends 14 November]
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
easyJet London-Gatwick, Paris-Orly
Iberia Airlines Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Meridiana Fly Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Olbia, Palermo
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Windjet Catania, Palermo

Incidents and accidents

  • Linate Airport was the site of the Linate Airport disaster on 8 October 2001, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, which was bound for Copenhagen Airport, collided with a business jet that, in fog, had inadvertently taxied onto the runway already in use. This collision later resulted in criminal legal proceedings.[3]
  • On June 15, 2005, a light aircraft safely landed on taxiway 'T' after its pilot had mistaken it for runway 36R. Following that incident, a safety recommendation was issued.[4] It suggested the use of different numbers to help differentiate between runways.[5] This change was enacted at the beginning of July 2007, when 18R/36L became 17/35 and 18L/36R became 18/36.


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