General aviation flights triple at Malpensa Airport

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SEA Prime’s new business and general aviation terminal at Milan Malpensa International Airport has seen a 240% increase in movements since opening in July compared to the same period in 2018.

Located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, the 24/7 terminal covers a surface of 1,400m² and features a 50,000m² apron in addition to a 5,000m² hangar.

The €5m project was designed by international architecture firm One Works and built by the by the construction company Di Vincenzo.

The opening of the new terminal deliberately preceded the closure of the Linate airport allowing it to welcome all Milan business aviation traffic for the major international fashion and sport events held in the city.

In September, fashion week, the Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 and the Formula 1 Grand Prix confirmed Milan as an increasingly attractive international destination, with significant peaks in traffic compared to the previous year.

“From the outset, Milano Prime at Malpensa was designed with market demands and customer needs in mind,” said Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of SEA Prime. “The temporary closure of Linate has allowed us to promote Malpensa’s potential and excellent services, and the remarkable results achieved by the new terminal just three months after opening confirm its crucial role as a gateway not only to Milan, but to the whole of Lombardy and neighbouring regions. With Linate due to reopen on 27 October, the SEA Prime offer for Business&General Aviation passengers and operators will be complete once again, also in light of the important infrastructural investments expected at Linate in the coming years.”

SEA Prime is part of the SEA Group, which manages both the Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa Airports.

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