Historical record for the Milan Malpensa airport which closed the year with 24.6 million passengers
2018 was a record year for Malpensa, which closed with 24.6 million passengers and which is expected to reach the 25-million mark in 2019. With these figures, Malpensa affirms its status as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe.
This result (+11.5% per year) once again confirms the positive trend that has seen the airport of Malpensa not only grow steadily for three years in a row with above-average rates, but also rank among the major European airports (those with more than 20 million passengers) because of its rate of growth in traffic. The goal in 2019 is to reach the milestone of 25 million passengers for the first time.
The airport continues to develop on all levels, with growing numbers in all major traffic segments (long haul, low-cost carriers and legacy). Along with other European and international airlines that are growing rapidly, Air Italy is undoubtedly one of the main factors contributing to MXP’s continued success, thanks to its new status in the Italian market, with Malpensa serving as a major hub. Its intercontinental connections (New York, Miami, Bangkok, Delhi and Mumbai) and domestic flights (Rome, Naples, Lamezia Terme, Catania, Palermo and Olbia) officially launched in 2018 will be joined by the already announced new routes: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.
The success of Malpensa is also due to the 105 airlines that serve the airport and the impressive network of 210 destinations. Thanks to these numbers, the airport was ranked ninth in the world and sixth in Europe when it comes to the number of countries served by direct flights, ahead of many other important hubs like Munich and Madrid.