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Bologna Airport


Bologna Airport

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
Location of the airport in Italy
Airport type Public
Serves Bologna
Location Bologna, Italy
Elevation AMSL 123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 44°32′07.60″N 11°17′19.20″E / 44.5354444°N 11.2886667°E / 44.5354444; 11.2886667Coordinates: 44°32′07.60″N 11°17′19.20″E / 44.5354444°N 11.2886667°E / 44.5354444; 11.2886667

Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 5,958,648
Passenger change 11-12 Increase 1.2%
Aircraft movements 67,529
Movements change 11-12 Decrease -2.3%
Source: List of the busiest airports in Europe
Statistics from Assaeroporti [1]

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the town center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, about 200 km (120 mi) south-east of Milan.

The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate.

With 5,958,648 passengers handled in 2012, the airport is now the seventh busiest in Italy.

Technical Features

Bologna airport has one runway (12/30; Length 2,800x45 m) made of bituminous conglomerate material, with 7.5 meter-wide side bands on both sides.

Technical Features:[2]
12 2,800 2,920 2,800 2,493
30 2,800 2,860 2,800 2,438

Airlines and destinations

Terminal restyling and expansion

For the period 2011-2013, the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport planned the restyling and expansion of the Terminal. Bologna airport will grow in size, from the current total surface of 31,100 m2 (335,000 sq ft) to the total surface of 36,100 m2 (389,000 sq ft). The number of gates will increase from 20 to 24. Even the number of security checkpoints will increase from the current 7 to a total of 10 and 25 additional toilet facilities will be opened throughout the airport. Greater emphasis will assume the area devoted to commercial activities (shops will be 35 against the current 29), and in particular, in airside, after security checks, the "air" commercial areas will be doubled (+136%), while in landside they will increase by 38%. Moreover, a new baggage handling system BHS will be installed in the new single check-in area on the ground floor (with 64 Check-in Counters); and will be created 5 piers with 2 air bridges for the direct transfer of passengers from the terminal to the aircraft. The restyling will be completed in the fall of 2013.[3]

Facts and figures:
Today Tomorrow
Total Surface (m2) 31,100 36,100
Shopping Area (m2) 3,700 5,500
Number of Gates 20 24
Number of Security Checkpoints 7 10
Number of Toilet facilities 120 145


By Car


  • A1, (coming from Milano), Exit Bologna Borgo Panigale, take the by-pass.
  • A13, (coming from Padova), Exit Bologna Arcoveggio, take the by-pass.
  • A14, (coming from Ancona), Exit Bologna San Lazzaro, take the by-pass.

By-pass (Tangenziale): Exit No.4 bis.

The airport has 5,100 parking spaces, with different rates for short, or long stay. At the ground floor there are 10 car hire companies: Autovia; Avis; Budget Autonoleggio; Europcar; Goldcar Rental; Hertz; Locauto Rent; Maggiore; Sicily By Car - Autoeuropa e Sixt Rent a Car. Outside the terminal is available taxi service.[4]

By Bus and Train

The Airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station, one of the most important railway stations in Italy. When you arrive at the station, you can reach the Airport by Aerobus - BLQ shuttle service (Travel time: about 20 minutes),[5] or by Taxi.

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station in 7 minutes.[6]

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

Traffic and statistics

Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale
Year Passengers Handled Change % Aircraft Movements Change % Cargo (tonnes) Change %
2000 3,524,789 Increase 6.1% 61,909 Increase 2.0% 25,034 Increase 2.3%
2001 3,440,051 Decrease % 56,746 Decrease % 26,197 Increase 4.7%
2002 3,414,475 Decrease % 54,956 Decrease % 24,959 Decrease %
2003 3,562,010 Increase 4.3% 56,738 Increase 3.2% 28,211 Increase 13.0%
2004 2,908,271 Decrease % 44,804 Decrease % 21,106 Decrease %
2005 3,690,953 Increase 26.9% 54,157 Increase 20.9% 25,469 Increase 20.7%
2006 4,001,436 Increase 8.4% 63,585 Increase 17.4% 32,465 Increase 27.5%
2007 4,361,951 Increase 9.0% 66,698 Increase 4.9% 18,700 Decrease %
2008 4,225,446 Decrease % 62,042 Decrease % 26,497 Increase 41.7%
2009 4,782,284 Increase 13.2% 64,925 Increase 4.7% 27,329 Increase 3.1%
2010 5,511,669 Increase 15.3% 70,269 Increase 8.2% 37,800 Increase 38.3%
2011 5,885,884 Increase 6.8% 69,153 Decrease % 43,788 Increase 15.8%
2012 5,958,648 Increase 1.2% 67,529 Decrease % 40,645 Decrease %
4,787,946 Increase 3.6% 50,062 Decrease % 32,134.3 Increase 8.1%

Data provided by Assaeroporti.[7]


External links

  • Bologna Airport (official site, in English)
  • Bologna Airport Information
  • Airport information for LIPE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.

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