Milan Linate Airport is the secondary international airport of Milan, after Malpensa Airport. The airport is located only 7 km south of Milan's city center, while Malpensa Airport is 50 km away. For that reason many airlines and passengers preferred to use Linate Airport. In 2001 it was decided by the government that the capacity of Linate Airport should be reduced from 32 flights per hour to 22 and only to destinations within the EU. Still, with close to 10 million passengers a year, it is still the third-busiest airport in Italy.
Linate Airport was in 2001 the scene of the deadliest aviation disaster in Italian history when a passenger jet from Scandinavian Airlines collided with a business jet which, in heavy fog, accidentally taxied on a runway already in use, resulting in the deaths of all (114) passengers on both planes.
Linate Airport is located only 7 km from Milan city center.
Linate Airport is connected to Milan's public bus system. Local bus line 73 and express bus line X73 depart in front of the terminal to San Babila Square in the center, from where you can also change to metro line MM1. Both buses take the same route but the express bus has only one stop on the route while the local bus has many stops. Tickets for both can be bought at the vending machine outside or at the newsagent inside the terminal. A one-way ticket costs 1.50 euro and is valid also on other buses and metro for a duration of 75 minutes. Be sure to validate (time-stamp) your ticket before boarding.
The Malpensa Shuttle drives between Linate airport and Malpensa Airport with a stop at Milan's Central Station.
A taxi to the city center of Milan takes about 20 minutes and cost about 15 euro.
Most flights from Milan Linate Airport are to Rome and to Brussels but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Alitalia. Every day there are flights to 6 destinations from Milan Linate Airport. Here are the most popular destinations: