Milan Malpensa Airport is an international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy. It is located 49 kilometers (30 mi) northwest of central Milan, next to the Ticino river.
MXP Airport is operated by the SEA Aeroporti di Milano. It is the largest of the three Milan international airports (the other two are Orio al Serio, used for low-cost airlines, and Linate).
Airport Stats & Facts
- Malpensa Airport serves around 17 million inhabitants in Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria, as well as those living in the Swiss Canton of Ticino.
- In 2019, MIlan Airport handled 28,846,299 passengers.
- In 2019, was the 20th busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure to account for any possible delays.
- To ensure a hassle-free traveling process, make sure to carry your photo identification documents, pack according to the rules, and read any essential guidelines prior to heading for a flight.
- Please have a look at the MXP Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped off and picked up from outside the terminal.
- Also, travelers can use Area 10 Minuti. From the moment of access to the Area, you have 10 minutes to welcome arriving passengers and move on.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Malpensa Airport arrival times, gate info., delays, and time to land.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
- Book a flight at MXP here, to get the best fares.
Malpensa Airport has two passenger terminals and they are connected by airport shuttle buses and trains.
Opened in 1988, Terminal 1 is the newer, larger, and more prominent terminal. It is divided into three sections and handles most passengers on scheduled as well as charter flights:
Terminal 1A handles domestic and intra-Schengen flights.
Terminal 1B handles non-Schengen and intercontinental flights.
Terminal 1C handles non-Schengen, intercontinental flights, and security-sensitive flights to the USA and Israel.
Terminal 2 is the older terminal. It is currently used exclusively by EasyJet. All charter services, which were previously based in this terminal, moved to Terminal 1 upon its opening.
For more information, please refer to the MXP Airport Map here.
The various airlines served at Malpensa Airport include easyJet, Neos, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Eurowings, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at MXP here.
P1 Long Term
This parking lot has over 1,200 uncovered lots at Terminal 1, designed to provide an effective service at the lowest price for those staying more than 7 days.
It is the most exclusive and convenient parking dedicated to a demanding clientele with 2,700 covered parking lots connected directly to the check-in area.
Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation after arriving at the Kahului airport. The various options include buses, rentals, airport shuttles, etc. In addition to this, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Taxis, and Lyft.
If you wish to hire a car at Milano Malpensa airport, you will find various car rental companies in the arrivals hall.
Various radio taxi services are available at both Milan Malpensa Airport Terminals. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, on the ground floor, at gate 6 of Terminal 1 and at gate 4 at Terminal 2.
Bus connections between Milan Central Station and the two terminals of Malpensa Airport are available every 30 minutes and are operated by three bus lines: Terravision, Malpensa Bus Express (Autostradale), and Malpensa Shuttle (Air Pullman).
Amenities & Services
To make your stay amazing, Malpensa MXPAirport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Banks & ATMs.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display
Address: Milan Malpensa Airport, Varese, Lombardia, 21010, ITA
Phone: +39 02 232323
Malpensa Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- During the 1920s and 1930s, the airfield hosted two squadrons of the Regia Aeronautica Italiana (Italian Air Force).
- In September 1943, Malpensa airfield was taken over by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe when northern Italy was invaded by Adolf Hitler.
- Between 1958 and 1962 a new terminal arrived at Malpensa and the airport's two parallel runways were extended to 3,915 m (12,844 ft), becoming the longest in Europe at that time.
- By the end of 1985, a law had been passed by the Italian Parliament that paved the way for the reorganization of the Milan airport system.
- Before 2001, ground handling services at Malpensa were shared by the SEA (airport's operator) and Trans-World Airlines. Since then, the contracting process has gradually been deregulated.
- In 2000, airport security services at Malpensa were transferred from the Polizia di Stato (State Police) to SEA's internal division, SEA Airport Security.
- In 2014, a contract was awarded for the extension of the railway line from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.