Investments made at Malpensa airport
Air-side interventions carried out in 2016 included some works aimed at progressive development of airport and, above all, activities related to maintaining/increasing the levels of safety and operational functionality.
The movement area was affected by several scheduled and unscheduled maintenance operations (including the most significant one related to the touchdown zone of runway 35L), the completion of infrastructure upgrades related to the presence of "F code" aircraft, some renovations of lighting visual aids, the renovation of the de-icing zone in the south-west area of the grounds, and other works aimed at increasing the level of functionality and safety of the airport.
The upgrading of Terminal 1 continued during 2016, aimed at aligning the pre-existing part to the quality and functional standards of the new "third/third", which consisted in various actions of restyling, redistribution of existing spaces and enhancement of the services offered to passengers.
During the year, major operational enhancements of the entire structure were carried out at Terminal 2, involving the reconfiguration of the departing lounge, the upgrading of departing passenger security check systems, the renovation of the baggage claim carousels, the development of some shopping areas, etc.
As far as cargo area is concerned, work was completed for the construction of the new FedEx warehouse, located in the south-west part of the grounds. Other development projects of the same area are also under way to extend the vehicular access systems and build some new "first line" buildings for the management of cargo traffic.