Italy TravelMilan Linate Airport to Close For Two Months in 2019

Milan Linate Airport to Close For Two Months in 2019
Published on Saturday, November 3, 2018 by

Travelers flying to Milan next summer will need to plan ahead or take an alternate route, as Milan’s Linate Airport will be closed from July 27 to October 27, 2019 for renovations, including repaving the runway. The fifth-busiest airport in Italy, Linate sees more than 9 million passengers annually.

Instead, passengers can fly through Milan Malpensa Airport, which is larger than Linate – serving 15 million passengers annually and dozens of airlines – but farther away from the Milan city center. While Linate is about four miles away from the city center and can be accessed by taxi, Malpensa is 25 miles or about half an hour by train from the city center.

Airlines at Linate Airport that will be affected by the closure include British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, and EasyJet. However, an EasyJet spokesperson told The Independent that “We are currently working with the airports to move our existing Linate program across to Malpensa for the period of the closure.”

Malpensa currently accommodates flights on overseas, European and Italian routes, on large international airlines such as Delta and British Airways as well as European budget airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Flybe.

By Kathy McCabe

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