Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Bologna
Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
Serves Bologna, Italy
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667Coordinates: 44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667
Website www.bologna-airport.it
Map
BLQ
Location of the airport in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 8,198,156
Passenger change 16–17 +3.1%
Aircraft movements 71,878
Movements change 16–17 +6.7%
Source: Assaeroporti [1]

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the city center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, about 200 km (124 mi) south-east of Milan. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 7,680,992 passengers handled in 2016, it was the seventh-busiest airport in Italy that year.

Facilities

Terminal

There is one terminal, which underwent an expansion during 2011-2013. It now covers a total surface 36,100m2, of which 5,500m2 are shopping areas. A new baggage handling system was installed and there are now 24 departure gates, of which five are piers with two aerobridges.[2]

Runway

Bologna airport has one runway, 12/30, made of asphalt; its dimensions are 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 by 148 ft).[3]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Rhodes
Aer LingusSeasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Cairo Sharm el Sheikh (begins 28 October 2018)[4]
Air Dolomiti Munich
Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Olbia
Air Moldova Chișinău
AlbaStarSeasonal charter: Karpathos, Ibiza, Rhodes
Alitalia Catania, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ibiza,[5] Lamezia Terme, Olbia,[6] Palermo[7]
Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins 6 June 2019)[8]
ArkiaSeasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blu-expressTirana
Seasonal: Corfu, Kefallonia,[9] Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Preveza,[9] Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
easyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Kiev-Zhuliany, Tirana
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn
Georgian Airways Tbilisi[10]
HOP! Lyon
Iberia RegionalMadrid
KLMAmsterdam
Laudamotion Vienna (begins 28 October 2018)
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Sal, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Ibiza, Kos, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Menorca, Mykonos, Zanzibar, Djerba, Heraklion
Seasonal charter: Cancùn, Lampedusa, Mombasa
NouvelairSeasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Primera AirSeasonal charter: Aalborg, Reykjavík-Keflavík
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia (begins 29 October 2018), Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Kaunas (begins 28 October 2018), Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Luton (begins 28 October 2018),[11] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Naples, Palermo, Porto, Prague, Seville, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Valencia, Vigo, Warsaw-Modlin, Wrocław
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Bristol, Chania, Dublin, Ibiza, Málaga, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Lviv
Ural AirlinesSeasonal charter: Kazan,[12] Krasnodar[12] Moscow-Domodedovo,[12] Rostov-on-Don,[13] Samara,[12] Yekaterinbug[13][12]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara
Seasonal: Katowice

Statistics

Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[1]
Year Passengers Handled Change % Aircraft Movements Change % Cargo (tonnes) Change %
2000 3,524,789 6.1% 61,909 2.0% 25,034 2.3%
2001 3,440,051 −2.2% 56,746 −0.8% 26,197 4.7%
2002 3,414,475 −0.7% 54,956 −3.2% 24,959 −4.7%
2003 3,562,010 4.3% 56,738 3.2% 28,211 13.0%
2004 2,908,271 −18.4% 44,804 −21.0% 21,106 −25.2%
2005 3,690,953 26.9% 54,157 20.9% 25,469 20.7%
2006 4,001,436 8.4% 63,585 17.4% 32,465 27.5%
2007 4,361,951 9.0% 66,698 4.9% 18,700 −42.4%
2008 4,225,446 −3.1% 62,042 −7.0% 26,497 41.7%
2009 4,782,284 13.2% 64,925 4.7% 27,329 3.1%
2010 5,511,669 15.3% 70,269 8.2% 37,800 38.3%
2011 5,885,884 6.8% 69,153 −1.6% 43,788 15.8%
2012 5,958,648 1.2% 67,529 −2.4% 40,645 −7.2%
2013 6,193,783 4.0% 65,392 −3.2% 44,150 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 6.24% 65,058 −0.51% 41,789 −5.35%
2015 6,889,742 4.7% 64,571 −0.7% 40,999 −1.9%
2016 7,680,992 11.5% 69,697 7.9% 47,709 16.4%
Domestic destinations by passenger traffic (2017)[14]
PositionCityPassengers
1Catania179,683
2Palermo134,413
3Rome117,504
4Brindisi87,998
5Bari86,117
6Lamezia Terme84,655
7Cagliari84,650
8Trapani72,483
8Alghero54,702
International destinations by passenger traffic (2017)
PositionCityPassengers
1Frankfurt, Germany308,324
2Barcelona, Spain293,617
3Paris, France287,581
4Madrid, Spain286,895
5London, United Kingdom (Heathrow)271,425
6London, United Kingdom (Stansted)224,195
7Bucharest, Romania220,120
8Munich, Germany203,565
9Amsterdam, Netherlands200,341
10Istanbul, Turkey178,804

Ground transportation

By car

Motorway:

By bus and train

The airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station. A shuttle bus service runs between the station and the airport.[16]

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station with a travel time of seven minutes.[17]

The airport has daily direct bus connections with Ferrara, Florence, Modena, Cervia and Ravenna; and three times a week with Ascoli Piceno.

See also

References

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