Milan Airport


Milan Airport, officially known as the Milano Malpensa Airport (IATA code: MXP) is the largest airport of three that operate for the city. Despite being named for Milan, the airport is a substantial distance away – 40 kilometers. Each year, nearly 19 million passengers pass through the two terminals and three runways. As a result of the passenger volume, Milan Airport is the 21st busiest airport in Europe.

Brief History

Milan Airport started as a civil airport and began operations in 1948 as a result of the reconstruction period after World War II. Today, the airport serves as a hub destination for Alitalia and provides passengers with a range of international flights and low cost carriers.


There is a variety of services provided to passengers passing through the Milan terminals. International and domestic flights arrive and depart daily – shops, restaurants and bars are conveniently located within Terminal 1 and 2 with visible signs pointing passengers in the right direction. A Sky Lounge offers passengers a relaxing spot to wait for departing flights.

Car Hire Services

mietwagen 500x342Car hire services make it easy for passengers to leave Milan Airport and explore the surrounding region. All of the car hire desks are conveniently situated in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 and 2, and feature many of the major companies to suit budget needs or size requirements. Compare the different companies and contrast prices by visiting:

As one of the top destinations in Europe, it is advised to pre-book car hires before arriving in Milan. During peak travel seasons, a higher demand might limit the number of available vehicles during a given time. Always be sure to call a selected car hire company to secure a car before arriving in order to have an ample range of options.

Look for additional information on the Milan Airport website or call customer service at +39 02 232323. Milan Airport is located at 21010 Ferno Varese, Italy.