Air Transport World

Malpensa sees growth opportunities beyond Alitalia.

Milan's Malpensa International Airport handled 21.8 million passengers last year and remains Alitalia's second most important hub. But with the beleaguered Italian flag carrier growing by just 1% at MXP and its future in doubt, the airport and operator SEA are focusing on alternative growth opportunities, including an increase in international traffic provided by foreign airlines and a possible alliance with other airports in northern Italy.

According to an analysis by Arthur D. Little, Malpensa was the second-fastest-growing Continental (secondary) Hub in Europe. An increase of 2.1 million passengers last year represented a lift of 11% over 2005, behind only Dublin Airport's 14. …

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