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Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the city center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 8,198,156 handled in 2017, it was the seventh-busiest airport in Italy that year.[citation needed]

Bologna
Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
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Aeroporto di Bologna-Borgo Panigale ("Guglielmo Marconi") 01.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
ServesBologna, Italy
Hub for
Elevation AMSL123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667Coordinates: 44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E / 44.535444; 11.288667
Websitewww.bologna-airport.it
Map
BLQ is located in Italy
BLQ
BLQ
Location of the airport in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers8,506,658
Passenger change 17–18Increase +3.8%
Aircraft movements71,503
Movements change 17–18Decrease 0.2%
Source: Vola Bologna [1]

Contents

FacilitiesEdit

 
Terminal building
 
Main apron

TerminalEdit

There is one terminal, which underwent an expansion during 2011-2013. It now covers a total surface 36,100m2, of which 5,500m2 are shopping areas.[citation needed] A new baggage handling system was installed and there are now 24 departure gates, of which five are piers with two aerobridges.[2]

RunwayEdit

Bologna airport has one runway, 12/30, made of asphalt; its dimensions are 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 by 148 ft).[3]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer LingusSeasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Cairo Sharm el Sheikh[4]
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Olbia
Air Moldova Chișinău
Alitalia Catania, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Olbia[5]
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins 6 June 2019)[6]
ArkiaSeasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blu-expressTirana
Seasonal: Corfu, Kefallonia,[7] Karpathos (begins 9 June 2019), Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Preveza,[7] Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
easyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Kyiv-Zhuliany, Tirana
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf[8]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[9]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi[10]
HOP! Lyon
Iberia RegionalMadrid
KLMAmsterdam
Lauda Vienna
Seasonal: Stuttgart[11]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos (begins 31 May 2019),[12] Kos, Marsa Matruh, Menorca, Mykonos, Rhodes (begins 25 May 2019),[12] Zanzibar
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Crotone, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura (begins 2 November 2019), Gran Canaria, Katowice (begins 29 October 2019),[13] Kaunas, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Luton,[14] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Marseille, Naples, Palermo, Podgorica,[15] Porto, Prague, Seville, Santander (begins 28 October 2019), Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion (begins 29 October 2019), Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Wrocław
Seasonal: Bristol, Chania, Corfu, Dublin, Heraklion (begins 4 May 2019), Ibiza, Málaga, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul[16]
Ukraine International Airlines Lviv
Ural AirlinesSeasonal charter: Kazan,[17] Krasnodar[17] Moscow-Domodedovo,[17] Rostov-on-Don,[18] Samara,[17] Yekaterinbug[18][17]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara
Seasonal: Katowice

StatisticsEdit

 

See source Wikidata query.

Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[19]
Year Passengers Handled Change % Aircraft Movements Change % Cargo (tonnes) Change %
2000 3,524,789   6.1% 61,909   2.0% 25,034   2.3%
2001 3,440,051   −2.2% 56,746   −0.8% 26,197   4.7%
2002 3,414,475   −0.7% 54,956   −3.2% 24,959   −4.7%
2003 3,562,010   4.3% 56,738   3.2% 28,211   13.0%
2004 2,908,271   −18.4% 44,804   −21.0% 21,106   −25.2%
2005 3,690,953   26.9% 54,157   20.9% 25,469   20.7%
2006 4,001,436   8.4% 63,585   17.4% 32,465   27.5%
2007 4,361,951   9.0% 66,698   4.9% 18,700   −42.4%
2008 4,225,446   −3.1% 62,042   −7.0% 26,497   41.7%
2009 4,782,284   13.2% 64,925   4.7% 27,329   3.1%
2010 5,511,669   15.3% 70,269   8.2% 37,800   38.3%
2011 5,885,884   6.8% 69,153   −1.6% 43,788   15.8%
2012 5,958,648   1.2% 67,529   −2.4% 40,645   −7.2%
2013 6,193,783   4.0% 65,392   −3.2% 44,150   8.6%
2014 6,580,481   6.24% 65,058   −0.51% 41,789   −5.35%
2015 6,889,742   4.7% 64,571   −0.7% 40,999   −1.9%
2016 7,680,992   11.5% 69,697   7.9% 47,709   16.4%
2017 8,198,156   6.7% 71,878   3.1% 56,132   11.8%
2018 8,506,658   3.8% 71,503   0.2% 52,681   6.1%
Domestic destinations by passenger traffic (2018)[20]
Position City Passengers
1 Catania 395,367
2 Rome 295,627
3 Palermo 285,648
4 Brindisi 177,379
5 Bari 167,098
6 Lamezia Terme 165,553
7 Cagliari 126,093
8 Napoli 105,199
9 Alghero 104,677
International destinations by passenger traffic (2018)
Position City Passengers
1   Barcelona, Spain 340,319
2   Frankfurt, Germany 302,331
3   Paris, France 298,522
4   London, United Kingdom (Heathrow) 293,385
5   Madrid, Spain 285,343
6   Amsterdam, Netherlands 226,935
7   London, United Kingdom (Stansted) 221,658
8   Munich, Germany 203,185
9   Bucharest, Romania 188,553
10   Istanbul, Turkey 183,785

Ground transportationEdit

By carEdit

Motorway:

By bus and trainEdit

The airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station. A shuttle bus service runs between the station and the airport.[22]

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station with a travel time of seven minutes.[23]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018: BLQ chiude a 8.5 milioni!". www.volabologna.it.
  2. ^ Terminal restyling and expansion Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Telepass - Car Parks - Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  4. ^ "Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt". bologna-airport.it. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "American Airlines Expands European Footprint and Modifies Asia Service". American Airlines. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  7. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17".
  8. ^ "New routes - Discover - Eurowings". www.eurowings.com. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  9. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux news.cision.com 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Data".
  11. ^ "Laudamotion outlines S19 Stuttgart network". routesonline.com. 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  13. ^ "Ryanair in Katowice opens the base at the airport in Pyrzowice and 11 new directions to European cities". dziennikzachodni.pl. 15 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Ryanair Announces $200m Investment in London Luton with 2 New Based Aircraft - Ryanair's Corporate Website". corporate.ryanair.com.
  15. ^ https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/12/ryanair-unveils-new-podgorica-and-zadar.html
  16. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  17. ^ a b c d e Liu, Jim (19 April 2018). "Ural Airlines adds Bologna scheduled charters in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b Liu, Jim (22 December 2017). "Ural Airlines filed 3 new scheduled charter routes in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Statistiche - Assaeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  20. ^ "2018 traffic statistics" (PDF). enac.gov.
  21. ^ "Driving directions to & from Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  22. ^ "Linea Aerobus: Aeroporto - Stazione Centrale".
  23. ^ "Il tracciato".

External linksEdit