Naples Airport

Naples Airport
Naples Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli
Capodichino Airport
Aeroporto Capodichino
NAP is located in Italy
Location of Airport in Italy
Airport type Public
Operator GE.S.A.C.
Serves Naples, Italy
Location Capodichino
Elevation AMSL 294 ft / 90 m
Coordinates 40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)Coordinates: 40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,628 8,622 Bitumen
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft Movements 63,564
Passengers 5,584,114
Sources: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1], GE.S.A.C.[2]

Naples Airport (IATA: NAPICAO: LIRN) (Italian: Aeroporto di Napoli, official name: Ugo Niutta) is the airport serving Naples, Italy. It is located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) north-northeast[1] of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples. The airport has two terminal buildings: Terminal 1 is for departing travellers and Terminal 2, located away from the airfield, is used for charter operations. The airport is operated by GE.S.A.C., a corporation partially owned by the British airport company BAA.[citation needed]

Naples, with a metropolitan population of nearly three million [3] is the largest metropolitan area of Europe which does not serve as a hub nor secondary hub of any airline. [4]

The only hub or secondery hub witch the airport uses is EasyJet.

The airport management company is fully responsible for managing the airport and co-ordinating and control activities of all the private operators present in the airport. Capodichino hosts some aeronautical industrial activities, like Atitech, Alenia Aeronautica, Aeronavali, Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche. The airport is still today a military air base (Italian Air Force 5° Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Unit - United States Naval Support Activity Naples Support Base and Air Terminal).[citation needed]



The district of Capodichino - in the area known as "Campo di Marte" - hosted in 1910 the first flight exhibitions in Naples. During the First World War, "Campo di Marte" became a military airport in order to defend the town against Austro-Hungarian and German air attacks. Dedicated to Ugo Niutta (an Italian aviator), Capodichino Airport was a military air base during the Fascist Era and Second World War.[citation needed]

During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces extensively during the Italian Campaign. It was used by the Twelfth Air Force as a combat airfield, which stationed the following units at the airport: 79th Fighter Group (January - May 1944, P-40 Warhawk/P-47 Thunderbolt); 47th Bombardment Group (March - April 1944, A-20 Havoc); 33d Fighter Group (April - May 1944, P-40 Warhawk). When the combat units moved out, Air Transport Command used the airport as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel for the remainder of the war.[5]

Commercial traffic started in 1950. In 1980 GE.S.A.C. ("Gestione Servizi Aeroporto Capodichino") was established to administer the airport; in 1982 it became "Gestione Servizi Aeroporti Campani") and participated in by the City Council, the province of Naples and Alitalia. In 1995 GE.S.A.C. drew up - with BAA assistance - a new master plan, which marked the beginning of a twenty year development plan. After two years (1997) GE.S.A.C. was the first airport management company in Italy to be privatised: BAA acquires 70% of the share package from the City Council and Province of Naples. In 1998 the "Galleria Napoli" opened, a shopping arcade open 365 days a year inside Terminal 1. In 2002 H.R.H. Prince Charles inaugurated the new departure lounge. In March 2003 GE.S.A.C. assumed total management of Naples Airport with a 40 year license valid until 2043.[citation needed]


The airport has a single runway (orientation: 06/24 - 2,628 × 45 m (8,622 × 148 ft) - resistance: PCN90/F/B/W/T - assistance: PAPI, ILS) in bituminous conglomerate and concrete, with one taxiway. There is one apron with 29 stands, 9 of which self-maneuvering and the remaining Push Back. The airport is class 4D ICAO and has the classification of military airport opened to commercial air traffic 24 hours/day (closed to charter flights from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am local time).[citation needed]


Annual passenger statistics from 2000 through 2008:[6]

  • 2000: 4,136,508 passengers (+13%)
  • 2001: 4,003,001 passengers (-3,2%)
  • 2002: 4,132,874 passengers (+3,2%)
  • 2003: 4,587,163 passengers (+11%)
  • 2004: 4,632,388 passengers (+1%)
  • 2005: 4,588,695 passengers (-0,9%)
  • 2006: 5,095,969 passengers (+11,1%)
  • 2007: 5,775,838 passengers (+13,3%)
  • 2008: 5,642,267 passengers (-2,3%)
  • 2009: 5,322,161 passengers (-5,7%)
  • 2010: 5,584,114 passengers (+4,9%)

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aerosvit Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Ivano-Frankivsk
Air Berlin Frankfurt [ends 31 October], Stuttgart
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Catania, Milan-Orio al Serio, Palermo, Turin, Verona
Seasonal: Nice, Olbia
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta
Alitalia Athens, Bologna, Catania, Genoa, Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino, Palermo, Turin, Trieste, Venice-Marco Polo
Air One Milan-Malpensa
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa
bmibaby Seasonal: East Midlands [begins 1 April 2012]
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Cimber Sterling Seasonal: Copenhagen
EasyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol [begins 12 May 2012], Edinburgh [begins 18 April 2012], Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Venice-Marco Polo
Seasonal: Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca [begins 30 June 2012]
EasyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Dublin
Germanwings Hanover
Globus Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Madrid
InterSky Seasonal: Friedrichshafen
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Seasonal: Hamburg
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Düsseldorf, Hamburg [begins 14 April 2012]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Meridiana Fly Cagliari, Milan-Linate, Sharm el-Sheikh, Verona
Seasonal: Heraklion, New York-JFK, Olbia
Spanair Seasonal: Barcelona
Smart Wings Seasonal: Prague
Sun d'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Manchester, London-Gatwick
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne Amsterdam
TunisAir Express Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
VIM Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Prague
XL Airways France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Capodichino is easily accessible from all the city thanks to the exit of the so called "Tangenziale", an urban highway (A56) connecting the city of Naples to metropolitan area and highways to Rome (A1), Salerno (A3) and Bari (A16).[7]
Bus line 3S and Alibus, operated by ANM, connect the airport to Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio.[8] Distance airport/centre city is about 7 km (4.3 mi). The airport is also connected to Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Sorrento, Salerno and Serre.[9]
Fixed rates are in use for the main destinations within the city limits of Naples from Airport to: Naples Centre, Molo Beverello (Port), Mergellina (Hydrofoils to Capri and Ischia Islands).[10]
A Metro Station (Line 1 and Metrocampania Nordest) is planned (opening not before end 2011).[citation needed]

Media appearances

Naples Airport is the destination in the "Rome-Naples Airline Run" supplied with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic, a public access website for the European AIS Database at EUROCONTROL
  2. ^ GE.S.A.C., official site
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ (Italian) Autostrade per l'Italia
  8. ^ Lombardi, Matthew, ed (2007). Fodor's Italy 2007. Fodor's Travel Guides. p. 755. ISBN 978-1-4000-1689-1. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  9. ^ (Italian) azienda napoletana mobilità
  10. ^ Taxi fares

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