Milan is the second most populous city in Italy and the financial capital of the country.
There are three airports accessible from Milan – Linate Airport (airport code LIN), Orio al Serio Airport (airport code BGY), and the largest and main airport for Milan, Milano Malpensa Airport (airport code MXP).
Linate Airport is the closest to the city, only seven kilometres from the city centre, but is significantly smaller than Milano Malpensa, making connections much harder. The airport serves around 20 airlines, with Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa and Air One offering the most frequent service to domestic and a few international destinations.
Orio al Serio Airport, sometimes called Milan Bergamo Airport, is 45 kilometres outside of Milan and is reachable via public transportation. Only ten or so airlines fly into or out of this airport, and Ryanair is the only airline offering any sort of frequent service.
Milano Malpensa Airport is approximately 40 kilometres outside of Milan and is the largest airport serving the city and metropolitan area. Travellers can easily get from the airport to the city centre and back via the Milano-Varese motorway or the express train running from the Milan Cadorna station to the airport.
Milano Malpensa Airport is a hub for Air Italy, Air One, Blue Panorama Airlines, Eurofly, EasyJet, Livingston Energy Flight and Neos.
125 airlines have regularly scheduled service into or out of Milano Malpensa each year. Lufthansa has the most frequent service from the airport, followed by the Australian carrier Niki, EasyJet, Alitalia, Continental, American and United Airlines. EasyJet, Livingston Energy Flight, Lufthansa and Neos offer flights to the most destinations.