Milan Linate airport is to close for three months next summer, to allow for works on its runway and terminal building.
Business Traveller was alerted to the news via our forum, and a report has been published by flightservicebureau.org, a website which monitors “the world’s airspace and airports for International Flight Operations risks and changes that affect pilots, dispatchers, and aircraft operators”.
According to the report the airport will be closed from July 27, 2019, until October 27, 2019.
The website said that a meeting had taken place to “to clarify the slot allocation process for S19”, with the majority expected to be re-routed to the larger Milan Malpensa.
Milan Linate is considered the city’s “close-in” airport, being located only 7km east of the city centre, compared to Malpensa which is situated around 49km northwest of the city.
Carriers which operate flights into Milan Linate include Aer Lingus (from Dublin), Alitalia (from London City and London Heathrow), British Airways (from London City, London Heathrow and London Stansted), and Easyjet (from London Gatwick).