Milan Linate Airport
Milan Linate Airport is the main domestic and short-haul international flight airport serving Milan, Italy. Despite being only one of three major airports associated with the city, Linate Airport still welcomes over 8 million passengers through its gates annually.
History of Milan Linate Airport
Linate Airport was built in the 1930s to replace Taliedo, one of the world’s first airports. In the 1950s and again in the 1980s, the airport underwent massive rebuilding and expansion efforts. Today, the airport, located less than 5 miles from the city, consists of one passenger Terminal, an 8,000 ft. runway, a 2,000 ft. runway, and a fully operational helipad.
Linate Airport offers a number of facilities and amenities to meet the needs of its guests. Among the numerous services available on location are a post office, currency exchange, and bank. For the health and well-being of travelers, Linate Airport is home to a pharmacy, First Aid Station, and National Health Service Clinic capable of providing services to passengers and the general public.
Milano Linate provides a number of services including guidelines, useful traveling advice, and sometimes assistance for children under age 12 and age 2, women who are pregnant or nursing, and unaccompanied minors. For women who are nursing, Milano Linate offers special “baby pit stops,” free of charge. In these spots, mothers can nurse their babies in a quiet, private atmosphere.
For passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, Milano Linate offers a number of services that go above and beyond the standards of many comparably sized airports. These services come in addition to priority parking, mobile assistance, pick up points, and yellow pathfinders and Braille keys. Two Sala Amica’s spaces are available that were specifically designed and dedicated to increase the comfort of passengers with disabilities.
Milano Linate is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access and a number of exclusive services that can be purchased for small fees. Among the most popular of these services are those offered by Club SEA. This VIP style package entitles members to a wide range of services including Fast Track, Check-In By Phone, special parking rates, private rooms, and personalized assistance. Club SEA membership also includes access to one of the airport’s six VIP lounges.
Linate Airport’s close proximity to the heart of Milan makes getting to and from the airport easy. Local public transport options include the ATM Bus lines 73 and x73 and the airport bus service that connects to Milan’s Central Station, Brescia, and Pavia.
The prevalence of car travel in and around the city make the e-vai car sharing service and rental car services available at the airport excellent options for drivers familiar with the area. Meanwhile, a number of services may appeal to those unfamiliar with the congestion of the city, including both taxis and chauffeured rental cars. Both of these options may be scheduled in advance or picked up at the airport.
Guests wishing to drive their own vehicles to Milano Linate can reach the airport via the Tangenziale Est of Milan (A51) and taking the Viale Forlanini exit. Parking at Milano Linate includes two car-parking facilities located within walking distance from the Terminal. Additionally, the airport features two dedicated motorcycle lots and a recently installed electrical vehicle charging station.
Other specialty car services including valet, car wash, and minor car repair. Additionally, because the parking lots at Milano Linate are under the same authority as the parking lots at other Milan airports, a car transfer service is available. With this service, passengers can drop off their car at Milano Linate and pick it up when they arrive at Milano Malpensa.