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Naples International Airport

Naples International Airport (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN) (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli) is the international airport serving Naples, Italy. It is located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) north-northeast[1] of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples. The airport has one terminal building: Terminal 1 is used for all the flights.

Naples International Airport

Aeroporto di Napoli-Capodichino
Airport, Ramp JP7227131.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesNaples, Italy
Elevation AMSL294 ft / 90 m
Coordinates40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)Coordinates: 40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)
NAP is located in Italy
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,628 8,622 Bitumen
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16–17Increase 26.6%
Aircraft movements75,013
Movements change 16–17Increase 17.3%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]



The district of Capodichino – in the area known as "Campo di Marte" – hosted the first flight exhibitions in Naples in 1910. During the First World War, "Campo di Marte" became a military airport in order to defend the town against Austro-Hungarian and German air attacks.[citation needed]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces extensively during the Italian Campaign. It was used by the Twelfth Air Force as a combat airfield, which stationed the following units at the airport: 79th Fighter Group (January–May 1944, P-40 Warhawk/P-47 Thunderbolt); 47th Bombardment Group (March–April 1944, A-20 Havoc); 33d Fighter Group (April–May 1944, P-40 Warhawk). When the combat units moved out, Air Transport Command used the airport as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel for the remainder of the war.[3]

Commercial traffic started in 1950. In 1980 GE.S.A.C. ("Gestione Servizi Aeroporto Capodichino") was established to administer the airport; in 1982 it became "Gestione Servizi Aeroporti Campani") and participated in by the City Council, the province of Naples and Alitalia. In 1995 GE.S.A.C. drew up – with BAA assistance – a new master plan, which marked the beginning of a twenty-year development plan. After two years (1997) GE.S.A.C. was the first airport management company in Italy to be privatised: BAA acquires 70% of the share package from the City Council and Province of Naples.[citation needed] In 1998 the "Galleria Napoli" opened, a shopping arcade open 365 days a year inside Terminal 1. In 2002 H.R.H. Prince Charles inaugurated the new departure lounge.[citation needed]


Check-in hall
Control tower and hangars

The airport has a single runway (orientation: 06/24 – 2,628 m × 45 m (8,622 ft × 148 ft) – resistance: PCN90/F/B/W/T – assistance: PAPI, ILS) in bituminous conglomerate and concrete, with one taxiway.[4] There is one apron with 29 stands, 9 of which self-maneuvering and the remaining Push Back. The airport is class 4D ICAO and has the classification of military airport opened to commercial air traffic 24 hours/day.

The airport management company is fully responsible for managing the airport and coordinating and control activities of all the private operators present in the airport. Capodichino hosts some aeronautical industrial activities, like Atitech, Alenia Aeronautica, Aeronavali, Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[5]
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh[6]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Toulouse
Air Italy Milan-Malpensa
Seasonal: Olbia
Alitalia Catania, Milan-Linate, Palermo, Rome-Fiumicino, Turin
Seasonal: Cagliari, Olbia
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
Austrian Airlines Vienna[7]
Blue Air Bucharest, Turin
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Danish Air Transport Seasonal: Billund, Odense
easyJet Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Berlin–Tegel,[8] Catania, Edinburgh, Granada, Kraków, Lille, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Nice, Palermo, Paris–Orly, Prague, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Alghero, Athens, Belfast-International,[9] Bristol, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro,[10] Hamburg, Ibiza, Liverpool, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Split, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South[11]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Ernest Airlines Kiev-Zhuliany, Lviv[12]
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hannover
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
HOP! Seasonal: Lyon
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Seasonal: Madrid Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow (begins 5 May 2019),[13] Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted[14] Manchester
Joon Paris-Charles de Gaulle[15]
Laudamotion Berlin–Tegel
Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 2 April 2019),[16] Stuttgart (begins 31 March 2019)[17]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh (begins 20 December 2018),[18] Tenerife–South
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein[19]
Seasonal charter: Memmingen[19]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair[20] Barcelona, Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel (begins 1 April 2019),[21] Bologna,[22] Bordeaux (begins 1 April 2019), Budapest, Charleroi, Dublin, Eindhoven, Hahn, Kaunas, Krakow, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malaga (begins 3 April 2019), Malta, Manchester, Marseille (begins 1 April 2019), Nantes (begins 2 April 2019), Porto, Seville, Thessaloniki, Toulouse, Treviso, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Wroclaw, Marrakech[22]
Seasonal: Bremen, Chania (begins 1 July 2019), Copenhagen, Cork (begins 2 June 2019),[23] East Midlands, Exeter (begins 3 April 2019), Gdańsk, Rhodes (begins 2 July 2019), Stockholm-Skavsta
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
SkyUp Kiev–Zhuliany (begins 26 April 2019)[24]
SmartWings Seasonal: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
Sun d'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
TAP Portugal Lisbon (begins 1 June 2019)[25]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Paris-Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff (begins 1 May 2019), Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Brussels, Charleroi
Tunisair Express Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk (ends 31 december 2018),[26] Istanbul Airport (begins 01 Jenuary 2019)[26]
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark (begins 23 May 2019)[27]
Volotea Genoa, Palermo, Trieste
Seasonal: Alghero,[28] Bilbao (begins 16 April 2019), Bordeaux, Catania, Heraklion, Kephalonia, Marseille, Mykonos, Nantes, Olbia, Preveza-Lefkada, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Trieste, Verona, Zakynthos
Vueling Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Wings of Lebanon Beirut
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Warsaw-Chopin
Seasonal: Katowice, Sofia[29]
XL Airways France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Annual passenger statistics from 2000 through 2017:[30]

  • 2000: 4,136,508 passengers (+13%)
  • 2001: 4,003,001 passengers (−3.2%)
  • 2002: 4,132,874 passengers (+3.2%)
  • 2003: 4,587,163 passengers (+11%)
  • 2004: 4,632,388 passengers (+1%)
  • 2005: 4,588,695 passengers (−0.9%)
  • 2006: 5,095,969 passengers (+11.1%)
  • 2007: 5,775,838 passengers (+13.3%)
  • 2008: 5,642,267 passengers (−2.3%)
  • 2009: 5,322,161 passengers (−5.7%)
  • 2010: 5,584,114 passengers (+4.9%)
  • 2011: 5,768,873 passengers (+3.3%)
  • 2012: 5,801,836 passengers (+0.6%)
  • 2013: 5,444,422 passengers (−6.2%)
  • 2014: 5,960,035 passengers (+9.5%)
  • 2015: 6,163,188 passengers (+3.4%)
  • 2016: 6,775,988 passengers (+9.9%)
  • 2017: 8,577,507 passengers (+26,6%)

Ground transportationEdit


Capodichino is easily accessible from all the city thanks to the exit of the so-called "Tangenziale", an urban highway (A56) connecting the city of Naples to metropolitan area and highways to Rome (A1), Salerno (A3) and Bari (A16).[31] Fixed taxi rates are in use for the main destinations within the city limits of Naples from Airport to: Naples Centre, Molo Beverello (Port), Mergellina (Hydrofoils to Capri and Ischia Islands).[32]


Bus line 3S and Alibus, operated by ANM, connect the airport to Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio.[33] Distance airport/centre city is about 7 km (4.3 mi). The airport is also connected to Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Sorrento, Salerno and Serre.[34]

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 15 February 1958, a United States Air Force Douglas VC-47A Skytrain, 42-93817, c/n 13771, built as a C-47A-25-DK and upgraded,[35] en route from its home base, Ramstein-Landstuhl Air Base, Germany, to Istanbul, departed Capodichino Airport on a flight to Athens, with 16 servicemen aboard. Following a report 30 minutes after departure when the crew reported en route at 6500 feet and switching to the Rome ATC, nothing further was heard from the flight, which never contacted Rome,[36] nor arrived in Greece. Dense fog over the Ionian Sea and mountainous southern Italy on 17 February greatly impeded search efforts for the missing aircraft. "U.S. authorities did not exclude the possibility the plane might have been forced down in Communist Albania."[37] On 19 February, the burned and scattered wreckage was found high on the rugged slope of Mount Vesuvius at the 3,800-foot level, about 200 feet below the top of the cone of the volcano. A search plane first spotted the wreckage following "four days of fruitless ground, sea and air search impeded by fog, rain and snow." Patrols of U.S. servicemen, Italian soldiers and carabinieri reached the crash site four hours after it was found, battling though heavy snow, but reported no survivors amongst the 16 on board. They stated that all had been identified. According to a 1958 Associated Press report, "a surgeon said death apparently was instantaneous." There were 15 Air Force officers and men from Ramstein-Landstuhl Air Base, and one seaman of the USS Tripoli on board. The report stated that "officials declined to venture a theory on the cause of the crash except that the weather was bad and the pilot, Capt. Martin S. Schwartz of Ashland, Kentucky, had not previously flown from Capodichino field."[38]

Use by U.S. military forcesEdit

U.S. military forces have been present on this site, primarily US Navy personnel,[39] since 1951. Among two other facilities in Naples, Naval Support Activity Naples is a tenant of several buildings in the Northwestern area of the airport.[40] The United States Navy handles military and civilian aircraft on this airport for logistics.[41]

See alsoEdit


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  25. ^ "TAP vai lançar 15 novas rotas e fazer "milhares de contratações"". 8 September 2018.
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  34. ^ (in Italian) azienda napoletana mobilità
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