Milano Prime FBO Saw a Strong 2019

 - February 5, 2020, 4:05 PM
SEA Prime's Milano Prime Malpensa private aviation terminal, which opened last year, saw a boost in traffic when nearby Linate Airport and its own well-established Milano Prime terminal closed to airplane traffic for three months for a major runway reconstruction project.

SEA Prime, which manages the business and private aviation infrastructure at Italy’s Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa Airports through their Milano Prime business aviation terminals, noted 24,500 business and general aviation movements at the two airports in 2019 or an average of 70 per day. That includes the 5,300 movements that were rerouted to the new Malpensa terminal due to a three-month closure of Linate for a runway and taxiway renovation project. The totals, announced this week at Air Ops Europe 2020 in Brussels, made the Italian city the fifth most popular private aviation destination in Europe last year.

A new service launched at Malpensa five months ago has allowed more than 500 VIP commercial aviation passengers to transit the new private aviation terminal and enjoy the services and benefits normally reserved for private passengers.

“2019 was an important year for SEA Prime,” said CEO Chiara Dorigotti, citing the EBAA Safety Recognition Award that the company received in November at the European Safety Summit. “Moreover, thanks to the renewed partnership with BMW, which will provide [the company] with full electric vehicles in February 2020, continues the commitment towards sustainability of SEA Prime at both Milano Linate and Malpensa Airports.”