The very central location of Linate Airport makes it extremely efficient for business travellers to access Milan. Just eight kilometres from Milan’s city centre, this one-runway airport provides expedited access to destinations all across Milan and is significantly closer to the city than the Milan Malpensa Airport.
Linate Airport is a hub for Alitalia, with most routes to Europe's major cities, with various daily connections to London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. The busiest routes are to domestic connections, notably to Rome, Catania in Sicily, and Naples in Campania. There is one terminal, with check-in found on the ground floor and the main departure area on the first floor. Note that there is no through passage for passengers connecting from international to domestic flights, so these passengers must first leave the arrivals area then reenter through departures.
Various local buses stop outside the airport, and it's only a 10 to 15-minute journey into the city centre. Most passengers take metered taxis, which are reasonably priced due to the short distance. The closest metro station is San Babila Square, a five-minute bus journey from the airport.
Linate Airport is built on the site of the former Taliedo Airport, which was one of Europe's first major airports busy with commercial flights back in the 1930s.