Milan Malpensa Airport - MXP Milan
The Milan Malpensa Airport, airport code MXP, is the largest airport located in Milan, Italy. It caters to both the dense populations of Lombardy, Liguria, and Ticino. The airport handled a whopping 24.7 million passengers in 2018 and became the second busiest Italian airport. The Milan Malpensa Airport is operated by SEA Aeroporti di Milano and is an airline hub for FedEx Express, Ernest Airlines, Cargolux Italia, and Air Italy.
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The field that holds the Milan Malpensa Airport has been a historic aviation site for over a century. This history began in 1910, when the Caproni brothers flew the Cal biplane. In the years to come, the field would become a center for aircraft production. In 1943, the Germans occupied Malpensa after Hitler’s invasion of Italy. After the war, the Milan Malpensa Airport reopened to the public. As of 2008 to 2011, thanks to a successful international marketing campaign, 34 new passenger routes became a part of the airport’s network. The Milan Malpensa Airport is surrounded by Italian cities, including Assago, Basiano, Ferno, Correzzana, Gessate, Gorgonzola, Gallarate, and Famagosta.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Within the Milan Malpensa Airport’s Terminal 1 is the highly recommended Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Center, which offers amenities like fitness centers, swimming pools, fine dining with Italian cuisine, and rooms for business meetings. Another hotel within the Milan Malpensa Airport is ZZZleepandGo MXP, a completely self-service capsule hotel.
Alternative airports in Milan include the Orio Al Serio, Milan Linate Airport, Lugano Airport, and Como Seaplane Base.