Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan

Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan

Development masterplan for the international airport of Milano Malpensa

Development masterplan for the international airport of Milano Malpensa which now represents the second largest airport in Italy, serving 24.5 million passengers in 2018, as well as its first of many freight routes.

Currently, the airport primarily serves the Lombardy region (more than 20% of Italian GDP) and the entire Northern Italian Area, as well as communities in Swiss region of Canton Ticino and is home to two terminals, two runways and a dedicated cargo terminal. Following detailed analysis of the wider aviation market and factors including historical data, position of the airport in the Italian network and data available on specific airlines operating at the airport (inc. share of international and domestic passengers, as well the legacy and low cost traffic), One Works developed a forecast for both passengers and freight movements and outlined a planning period of the masterplan is 2018-2035, with two main phases in between 2025-2030.

Key Facts

Client: Sea
Location: Milan, Italy
Year: 2019
Services: Masterplanning
Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan
Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan

Based on the forecast, One Works continued to develop a detailed Capacity Study of all existing infrastructures and prepare a strategy that introduced new facilities and/or extension in order for the Airport to meet the requirements for the expected traffic growth. With regards to the main passenger terminal building, the analysis of the existing and planned layout was prepared to efficiently manage the growth of each functional system, such as Check in, Security, Boarding Gates, Immigration, etc. and designed in accordance with the recommended IATA Level of Service and other airport literature recommendations (FAA,ACI, ICAO).

Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan

Building on One Works strength in transport planning and design, the Malpensa Masterplan also included opportunities for improving the existing intermodal connectivity, where both terminals are currently served by a railway system direct to Milan City Centre. The proposed masterplan also explore the option for future extension of the system with a regional Light Rail system and changes to improve the existing vehicle accessibility.

Confirmed by lasted years trends, Cargo at Malpensa Airport is expected to radically grow to more than 1 million Tons in 2035 and will reposition Malpensa Airport as one of the leading Italian airport for freight, as well as compete with a number of European airports.

Malpensa International Airport (MXP) Masterplan

The proposed masterplan also includes a range of opportunities for real estate development and non-aviation commercial functions, such as Hotel facilities, Commercial Offices, Leisure facilities, as well as Retail and Entertainment to serve visitors, staff and the local communities. One Works is currently working with the client and related stakeholders in order to get the necessary approvals for a wider expansion programme.

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