Naples International Airport (NAP) 2023 Masterplan

Naples International Airport (NAP) 2023 Masterplan

Airport Development Plan for the Naples International Airport

In recent years, Naples International Airport has been labelled as one of Europe’s fastest growing airports after recording substantial growth of between 5-10 million passengers a year.

The masterplan therefore represents an update of the existing Airport Development Plan with the aim of verifying and aligning the capacity of the airport system with the growth of passenger traffic.

Key Facts

Client: Aeroporto Internazionale di Capodichino
Location: Napoli, Italy
Year: 2018
Services: Masterplanning

In line with the new traffic forecasts, the updated Airport Development Plan of the Napoli Airport has been updated with the following guiding principles underlying the previous plan:

  • Maintain a high level of service in line with the expected traffic growth
  • Optimize the use of existing buildings and infrastructures to reduce costs and minimize the impact on the surrounding environment
  • Maximize the flexibility of the project in order to be proactive for future changes and developments
  • Minimize the risk of loss of investments caused by changes in traffic growth levels
  • Increase the connections and circulation infrastructures to control the flow of passengers and improve safety levels in the entire area of ​​the airport
  • Configure the terminal infrastructure to adapt it to the needs of Low Cost Carriers and traditional companies according to the IATA "Under one roof" program.
Naples International Airport (NAP) 2023 Masterplan

The masterplan verified and assessed, in detail, the sizing of all the main components including: the new landside access roads; the relative passenger parking areas; the airside infrastructure and the passenger terminal.

The passenger terminal represents a key element in the configuration of the new masterplan of Naples and will see a significant increase in capacity thanks to the planned expansions of the boarding areas and other functional subsystems.

As mentioned before, the main goal of the study was to achieve the maximum optimization of surfaces and operational processes of the passenger terminal, following the IATA recommendations. In order achieved this, a great deal of attention was given to reduce the expansion volumes, in order to reduce the developments environmental impacts and economic investments.

Analysis of the new ‘forecourt’ was not only focused on the parking areas intended for loading and unloading passengers and baggage at the airport, but also considered the existing road infrastructures. This was to ensure that the qualitative analysis of the internal road traffic (drop-off / pick-up lanes) was considered as an impact to the broader analysis of the road systems connected to the city, which in the short term, will also be impacted by the completion of the new underground metro line.

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