Your guide to: Milan Malpensa International Airport

                  **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.


General Information

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.


Terminal 1

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.


Pier A

Pier B
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


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

(Airline) (Destination) (Aircraft) Notes
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki A320/A320N/A321N Thessaloniki resumes June 18
Aer Lingus Dublin A320 x
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo B737-800(?) Suspended
Air Albania Tirana A319/A320 x
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 India Delhi B777-300ER Suspended
Air Moldova Chisinau A320 x
Air Senegal Dakar Diass A321, A330N x
Air Serbia Belgrade A319, A320 x
airbaltic Riga A220 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
EgyptAir Cairo B737-800 x
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
Finnair Helsinki A320, A321 x
Gulf Air Bahrain B787-9 Resumes June 1
Iberia Madrid A319, A320 x
Icelandair Reykjavic-Keflavic B737 MAX 8? Seasonal flight
Iran Airways Tehran-Imam Kohemeini A330-200 x
ITA Airways New-York JFK A330-200 x
KLM Amsterdam B737-700, B737-800 x
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon A330-300 x
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City A330-200 x
La Compagnie New-York Newark A321LR x
LATAM Sao Paulo-Guarulhos B777-300ER x
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin E170, E175, E190, E195 x
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich CRJ900, A319, A320, A320N x
Luxair Luxembourg DH8D, B737-700 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
Oman Air Muscat B787-9 x
Qatar Airways Doha A350-900 ,B787-8,B787-9 x
Rossiya St. Petersburg - suspended
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
Ukraine International Kyiv-Boryspil B737-800 suspended
United Airways Chicago O-Hare, NYC Newark B767-300 Chicago begins May 7
Utair Moscow Vnukovo ? suspended
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
(Airline) (Destination) (Aircraft) Notes
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
EgyptAir Cargo Cairo A330F x
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
Garuda Cargo Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta ? 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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Nice topic with a lot of useful info but the poll says it was closed on the 15th May 2022 (7 months ago).

Thanks for pointing it out. I changed the close date to next month

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