After an important work of renovation, Milan’s city airport Milano Linate Airport has re-opened its doors to national and international travellers on 8 June 2021. Following the restyling of its facade in 2018, the airport has been given a makeover in order to enhance the traveller experience and the customer satisfaction thanks to an architectural and functional redesign of the check-in area, the security filters and the duty-free area.

From June 2021, indeed, travellers flight to and from Linate Airport can enjoy a brand-new terminal. The old single-storey terminal has been substituted by a new three-storey building with a total area of 10,000 sq.m. The restyling also involved the opening of new gates 1 to 8, as well as a new shopping gallery and a new food court. Particular attention has been given to sustainability – which has earned it BREEAM-in use excellent certification, – thanks to green solutions revolving around the check-in area, which has been redesigned with a double-height ceiling and the addition of plants overlooking the first floor.

Safety first

To increase security without bothering travellers, the security area has been implemented with cutting-edge technologies that simplify and speed up control operations, such as new EDS-CB (Explosives Detection Systems for Cabin Baggage) machines using CT technology. This allows checks to be carried out without the need to separate electronic equipment and liquids from hand luggage.
Moreover, at the time of check-in, thanks to the “Face Boarding” system passengers can now associate their biometric face print with their ID and boarding pass and until the moment of boarding they no longer have to show any ID, thus speeding up the transit through the various checkpoints.

Travel and…design!

The link with the city is getting stronger also thanks to a special collaboration with Triennale Milano and its Museum of Italian Design, which has made available a series of works by famous Italian designers from the Triennale collection. The masterpieces are displayed along the passenger flow and are switched with a new selection of works every six months.