Airport Enrico Forlanini

Milan Linate Airport

Linate’s official name is Airport Enrico Forlanini, in honour of an Italian aviation pioneer. “Linate” comes from the Milan suburb where the airport is located. Built in the 1930s, rebuilt in the 1950s and 1980s. Expanded in the 1990s under architect Aldo Rossi. For the past few years, the flow of air traffic at Linate Airport (and therefore its future development) has been defined by the number 18. In accordance with restrictions imposed by the Italian authorities, the airport’s movements per hour cannot exceed this number. Traffic volumes must be kept low due to noise and environmental issues, as the airport is practically a part of the city itself – being located just 10 km from the famous Duomo di Milano.