Private Aviation Terminal Debuts at Milan Malpensa

 - July 23, 2019, 11:13 AM
Italy's Milan Malpensa Airport now has its first dedicated business and general aviation terminal. Previously, private passengers had to be processed along with commercial passengers at the airport's Terminal 2. The opening of the Malpensa facility coincides with the scheduled three-month closure of the city's Linate Airport for a major reconstruction project on its lone runway.

SEA Prime, a subsidiary of the company that manages Milan Linate and Malpensa Airports, today held the grand opening of the new business and general aviation terminal at the latter. The $5.58 million structure, located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the airport, takes its cues from its stylish older sibling at Linate, both of which operate under the Milano Prime brand. The 15,000-sq-ft glass-sheathed, polyhedral terminal offers concierge services, security clearance, five lounges, and a private meeting room.

A recently refurbished 54,000-sq-ft hangar, which can accommodate the latest large-cabin business jets, and more than 12 acres of ramp space round out the complex.

The terminal opening comes just days before the scheduled closure of Linate Airport through the end of October for a major runway refurbishment project. During that period, the company expects to handle approximately 50 general aviation aircraft arrivals a day at Malpensa due to scheduled high-profile fashion and sporting events.

“With the opening of the new terminal, Milano Prime is ready to welcome business aviation passengers through the two entry points to the city and the region—Linate and Malpensa—with world-class levels of service, consolidating Milan’s leadership in Italy and its position as Europe’s fifth-largest city by traffic volumes,” said SEA Prime CEO Chiara Dorigotti.