Milan Linate Airport to close for three months

An Alitalia CityLiner Embraer E190 at Linate Airport. Photo: © Anna Zvereva

Milan’s Linate Airport (LIN) will be closed from late-July until late-October for runway refurbishment and terminal modernisation.

According to the airport operator SEA, the closure is scheduled to last from July 27 to October 27. Several refurbishment projects will be carried out during this time period, including runway repairs. The airport will also redesign its terminal facade, along with reconstructing the baggage claim and arrival areas.

SEA says it will invest a total of €60.3 million into the airport until 2022.

All scheduled flights to and from Milan Linate will instead operate from the airports Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Bergamo Orio (BGY). Linate is mostly served by legacy carriers, most notably Italian flag-carrier Alitalia. EasyJet and Blue Air are currently the only low-cost carriers operating flights to Linate.

Of these three airports serving Milan, Linate is the closest to the city, being just seven kilometres east of central Milan. It is the seventh busiest airport in Italy, with Malpensa being second and Bergamo third.

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