**Milan Malpensa International Airport**
After a very long break from IFC and IF in general, Im back to normal. Today’s topic will focus on giving a detailed guide on how to use Milano Malpensa “realistically” on Infinite Flight.
This topic will contain HEAVY spoilers for a future topic.
Milano Malpensa is one of three airports located in the greater Milan metropolitan area, Serving the regions of Lombardy, Piemonte, Liguria, and the Swiss canton of Ticino (since Lugano Airport caters to General Aviation flights).
It is considered Italy’s second most important airport, after Rome Fiumicino in terms of passenger volume, and remains a vital cargo hub for the Northern half of Italy.
Between 1998 to 2008, it used to be Alitalia’s main hub, both for national & Intra-European flights and intercontinental flights. After 2008, almost all of Alitalia’s international operations moved back to Fiumicino (with the sole exception of a single Milan - New York and Milan - Tokyo Narita service) and the decision was taken to shift all intra-European flights to Linate Airport.
Many years later, operational constraints at Linate airport (single runway ops and limited slots) led to international operations being restored at MXP, after the government passed a decree, restoring Malpensa as an International airport and reducing Linate’s International footprints.
The newest out of the two, having opened in 1998 (before the announcement of Alitalia’s move from Rome FCO to Malpensa), T1 handles the bulk of flights departing Milano Malpensa.
The single terminal is divided in three different Piers (A,B,C) handling a variety of flights, from short domestic to intercontinental flights.
Handles the bulk of non-Schengen - which are countries that are part of the EU, but not part of the Schengen Free Movement area (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia - Until 31 December 2022 when they will enter the Schengen Zone, Romania, Ireland, and formerly The United Kingdom) and the majority of intercontinental destinations.
Pier C (Blue)
Opened in June 2013, C pier handles select non-Schengen, intercontinental flights, and flights to the United States and Israel, which have been designated as “security sensitive” destinations.
Some airlines which use this terminal include ITA Airways, the American big three (AA, Delta, and United), Emirates (due to their fifth-freedom flight from Milan to JFK), El Al, and La Compagnie, which recently started flights to Newark.
Terminal 2 is the oldest out of the two terminals, having opened between 1956 and 1962 alongside what would later become Runway 17L/35R. Over the next few decades, as traffic increased, the decision was taken to build a second, much bigger terminal (which would later become T1)
During the early stages of the virus outbreak, the terminal’s de-facto operator, Easyjet, closed the terminal. As a result, Easyjet moved all of its operations to T1 in a bid to consolidate operations.
Recently, the company which manages the airport announced that T2 might remain closed until 2026, however, ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) demanded the immediate re-opening of the terminal, as passenger traffic has picked up.
Here is a full list of the commercial & cargo airlines that fly into Malpensa Airport. Note that for those flights that I don’t know the aircraft type, I will indicate it with a question mark (?). I am using a combination of Flightradar24 data and info from the Airline’s booking page where possible - so the information may not be 100% accurate
|Aegean Airlines||Athens, Thessaloniki||A320/A320N/A321N||Thessaloniki resumes June 18|
|Air Algerie||Algiers||B737-600/ -800||x|
|Air Cairo||Cairo, Sharm El Shehik||A320/A320N||x|
|Air Canada||Montreal, Toronto||A330-300||Montreal begins May 22/ Toronto resumes May 22 - Flight to YUL makes a stopover in YYZ|
|Air China||Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong||A350-900/B787-9||x|
|Air Europa||Madrid||B737-800, B787-8, B787-9||x|
|Air France||Paris CDG||A220, A318, A319, A320||x|
|Air France Hop||Lyon, Nantes||?||x|
|Air Horizont||Olbia, Pantelleria||Unknown (possibly the B737-400)||Seasonal Charter|
|Air Senegal||Dakar Diass||A321, A330N||x|
|Air Serbia||Belgrade||A319, A320||x|
|Albastar||Catania, Lampedusa, Olbia, Trapani, Palermo, Sharm El Shehik||B737-800||Catania, Lampedusa, Olbia, Trapani, Palermo are Seasonal flights/ Sharm El Shehik is served on a seasonal charter|
|Albawings||Tirana||B737-500||resumes June 13|
|All Nippon Airways (ANA)||Tokyo Haneda||B787-9||x|
|American Airlines||Miami, New-York JFK||B777-200ER||x|
|AnadoluJet||Istanbil Sabiha Gokcen||B737-800||ends May 17|
|Austrian Airlines||Vienna||E195, A320||x|
|Azerbaijan Airlines||Baku||A319 A320||Begins May 25|
|British Airways||London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City||A319, A320, E190||London City is a seasonal destination|
|Brussels Airlines||Brussels||A319, A320||x|
|Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong||A330-300||resumes September 1|
|Croatia Airlines||Split||A319?||Seasonal destination - begins June 12|
|Delta Airlines||New-York JFK, Atlanta||A330-300||Atlanta resumes May 2|
|Easyjet||Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Bristol, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro), Fuerteventura, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Luxembourg, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Marsa Alam, Munich, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle), Porto, Prague, Sharm El Sheikh, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South|
|Seasonal: Alghero, Bilbao, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Kos, Lampedusa, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Preveza/Lefkada, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Zadar, Zakynthos||A319, A320, A320N, A321N||Bilbao resumes June 27, Lampedusa begins July 1, Reykjavik begins May 28, Skiathos begins July 1, Zardar resumes June 28|
|El Al||Tel-Aviv||B737-800, B787-9||x|
|Emirates||New-York JFK, Dubai||A380-800, B777-300||x|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa||B787-8||Outbound flight makes a technical stop in Rome to pick up more passengers|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi||B787-9, B787-10||Occasionally, flights originating from Vienna make a Technical stop to pick up more passengers, though Etihad doesn’t have fifth freedom rights to operate between Vienna and Milan MXP.|
|Eurowings||Cologne, Hamburg, Dusserdolf, Stuttgart||A319, A320||x|
|Gulf Air||Bahrain||B787-9||Resumes June 1|
|Icelandair||Reykjavic-Keflavic||B737 MAX 8?||Seasonal flight|
|Iran Airways||Tehran-Imam Kohemeini||A330-200||x|
|ITA Airways||New-York JFK||A330-200||x|
|Kuwait Airways||Kuwait City||A330-200||x|
|La Compagnie||New-York Newark||A321LR||x|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw-Chopin||E170, E175, E190, E195||x|
|Lufthansa||Frankfurt, Munich||CRJ900, A319, A320, A320N||x|
|Middle East Airlines||Beirut||A321N||Inbound flight stops over in Rome|
|Neos||Almaty, Boa Vista, Cairo, Cancún, Dakar–Diass, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Havana, Holguín, La Romana, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mombasa, New York–JFK, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South, Amman–Queen Alia, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Colombo, Freeport, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Luxor, Menorca, Montego Bay, Mykonos, Nosy Bé, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Salalah, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Tianjin, Varadero, Zanzibar, Amritsar||B737-800, B737 MAX 8, B787-9||Almaty begins May 29, Amman resumes October 6, Samos resumes June 21, Amristar is a seasonal charter|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Oslo||B737-800||x|
|Qatar Airways||Doha||A350-900 ,B787-8,B787-9||x|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca, Marrakech||B737-800, B737 MAX 8||Occasionally, a Casablanca-Rome-Milan triangle route is flown, although RAM doesn’t have fifth freedom rights.|
|Ryanair||Aarhus, Alghero, Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Comisio, Corfu, Dublin, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Kalamata, Lamezia Terme, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Santorini, Seville, Sibiu, Tenerife–South, Valencia, Vienna, Zakynthos||B737-800, B737 MAX 8-200||Santorini, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Palma de Mallorca, Santorini, Zakynthos are seasonal destinations|
|S7 Airlines||Moscow Domodedovo||?||suspended|
|Saudia||Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina||A320||Medina is a seasonal destination|
|SAS||Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda||A320, A320N||Bergen resumes June 26|
|Singapore Airlines||Barcelona, Singapore||A350-900||x|
|SunExpress||Izmir||B737-800||resumes May 2|
|Swiss International Airlines||Zurich||A220, A320, E290, E295||x|
|TAP Air Portugal||Lisbon||A320, A321, A321N||x|
|Thai Airways International||Bangkok- Suvarnabhumi||A350-900 or B777-300ER||x|
|TUI Fly Belgium||Casablanca||B737-800?||Casablanca is a seasonal destination|
|Tunisair||Tunis, Djerba, Monastir||A319, A320, A320N||Djerba and Monastir are seasonal destinations|
|Turkish Airlines||Istanbul||A321, A321N||x|
|Twin Jet||Marseille, Nice||Beechcraft 1900D||Nice is a seasonal destination|
|United Airways||Chicago O-Hare, NYC Newark||B767-300||Chicago begins May 7|
|Uzbekistan Airways||Tashkent||?||resumes August 5|
|Vueling||Barcelona, Bilbao, Paris–Orly, Alicante, Ibiza||A320, A320N||Alicante and Ibiza are seasonal destinations|
|Wizzair||Alexandria, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Bari, Brindisi, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Fuerteventura, Kharkiv, Kraków, Kutaisi, Kyiv–Zhuliany, Lamezia Terme, London–Gatwick, Lviv, Marrakesh, Naples, Odessa, Palermo, Podgorica, Porto, Prague, Pristina, Reykjavik–Keflavik, Sharm El Sheikh, Skopje, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Tirana, Tuzla, Vilnius|
|Seasonal: Casablanca, Corfu, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Lampedusa, Lanzarote, lbiza, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos||A320, A321, A321N||Kharkiv is suspended, Kyiv-Zhuliany resumes July 7, Lviv resumes July 4, Odessa resumes July 2, Lanzarote resumes October 31, Skiathos begins July 5|
|Aerologic||Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle||B777F||x|
|AlisCargo Airlines||New York JFK, Mumbai||B777-200ER||Their sole aircraft is a former Alitalia B777-200ER (present in-game) converter for Cargo transport/ (as of the proofreading of this topic, they leased a further 2 B772s - all of which are former Alitalia aircraft)|
|Amazon Air||Cagliari, Catania, Leipzig/Halle||B73-800F||x|
|Asiana Cargo||London–Stansted, Seoul–Incheon, Vienna||B747-400F||x|
|Atlas Air||Amsterdam, San Juan||B747F||x|
|Cargolux||Campinas–Viracopos, Chicago–O’Hare, London–Stansted, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Maastricht/Aachen, New York–JFK, Taipei–Taoyuan||B747-400F, B747-8F||x|
|Cargolux Italia||Almaty, Baku, Curitiba–Afonso Pena, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai–International, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico City, New York–JFK, Novosibirsk, Osaka–Kansai, Zhengzhou, Vilnius||B747-400F||x|
|Cathay Pacific Cargo||Delhi, Hong Kong, London–Heathrow, Manchester, Mumbai||x|
|DHL Aviation||Ancona, Athens, Bahrain, Barcelona, Belgrade, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cincinnati, Cologne/Bonn, East Midlands, Leipzig/Halle, London–Heathrow, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Madrid, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Seoul–Incheon, Thessaloniki, Vitoria, Zagreb||A300-B4(F), A330F, B737-400 (SF), B757F, B777F||B737-400SF is operated by Swiftair for DHL Europe|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Dubai–Al Maktoum||B777F||x|
|Ethiopian Airlines Cargo||Addis Ababa||?||x|
|FedEx Express||Ancona, Dubai–International, Guangzhou, Memphis, Munich, Newark, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Shanghai–Pudong, Venice||ATR-76F, B767F, B777F||x|
|Korean Air Cargo||Navoi, Seoul–Incheon, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Zaragoza||A330F, B747F, B777F||x|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Cairo, Frankfurt||?||x|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||Amsterdam, Tokyo–Narita||B747-8F||x|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Chicago–O’Hare, Doha, London–Stansted, Tripoli–International||B777F||x|
|Saudia Cargo||Brussels, Damman, Jeddah, Riyadh||?||x|
|Silk Way Airlines||Baku||B747-400F, B747-8F||x|
|SwiftAir||East Midlands||ATR-72F, B737-400F||x|
|Turkish Cargo||Algiers, Istanbul||A310F, A330F, B777F||x|
|UPS Airlines||Cologne, Naples||B737-400F & -800F,||operated by Bluebird Nordic|
|Runway||Dimensions||Runway Heading||ILS Equipped|
|17R/35L||12,860ft (3,800m )||166º/346º||Yes (35L only, CAT III enabled)|
|17L/35R||12,860ft (3,800m)||166º/346º||Yes (CAT II, 35R CAT III)|
Standard operating procedures state that 35L is used for takeoffs and 35R is used for landing. However, overnight operations between the hours of 2330 (CET) and 0630 (CET) dictate that takeoffs are done from runway 17R & landings are conducted on 35R (similar to standard op procedures.)
Departures & Arrivals
Since Malpensa is located close to the Alps, pilots departing from wither 35L or 35R, have to immediately bank left/right in order to avoid collision with the nountains and to gain enough altitude to safely fly over.
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