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Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm

As announced last year (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405283) Milan Linate will be closed to all traffic to allow for works on its single runway and terminal building.

During the period most airlines are transferring their operations to MXP and some to BGY. For AZ specifically, it will relocate nearly all its ops during the period to MXP, though it will operate 8 journeys between BGY and FCO.

Linate is undergoing a multi-year €150m project expected to finish in 2022 that includes a significant renovation of its terminals and construction of new railway station and metro line.

https://www.wantedinmilan.com/news/mila ... onths.html
https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/m ... s-upgrades

Also not first time this has happened. LIN closed similarly during summer of 1982 for runway work.
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pm

What a pain this must be for travelers during the summer peak.
But suppose they need the good weather guarantee to get the job done.
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm

If you are essentially a one runway operation (yes, it does have that 600m runway too) you either have to do a shutdown like this and do it relatively quick or do what SAN did a couple years back and do a little bit each night over a long period (like a year). That second option only works if the climate allows.
 
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:19 am

Last commercial service at LIN was reported as AZ1771 to Palermo.
 
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:44 am

Does anyone have a link to the actual plans for Linate? Be very interested to see what they're planning to do in the next 3 months.

I'm also not at all confident this airport will re-open anywhere near the planned date!!

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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:15 pm

janders wrote:
What a pain this must be for travelers during the summer peak.
But suppose they need the good weather guarantee to get the job done.


During the summer holidays, there is less business demand. Leisure travelers are less time-conscious, so it makes sense to close over the holidays. Obviously winter is not so much an option.
 
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:44 pm

Crosswind wrote:
Does anyone have a link to the actual plans for Linate? Be very interested to see what they're planning to do in the next 3 months.


The closure is primarily to get the runway redone.

The terminal refresh and support infrastructure is a multi-year project scheduled for 2021 completion.

Project website:
https://www.lacittachevola.it/en/new-linate.html
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:04 pm

LAXintl wrote:
The closure is primarily to get the runway redone.

The terminal refresh and support infrastructure is a multi-year project scheduled for 2021 completion.

Project website:
https://www.lacittachevola.it/en/new-linate.html


Brilliant. Thanks for that. I had heard grand plans, but seems to make much more sense that the 3 months is just for runway, and the other developments are more long term.

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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:07 pm

Travel advisory for MXP. Seems things are congested.

Passengers travelling to/from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) should note that between 27 July and 27 October 2019, there will be a significant increase in passengers at the airport. This is due to the temporary closure of Milan Linate Airport (LIN) for renovation, and all of the corresponding passenger traffic being relocated to Milan Malpensa Airport for the stated period.
Passengers are advised to:
> Account for added traffic congestion in and around Milan Malpensa Airport.
> For departing passengers, expect longer queues when passing through VAT refund desk, security, passport control, and customs.
> For arriving passengers, expect longer waiting time at baggage claims and customs. Should you have a connecting flight or train, please be aware of this situation and contact ground personnel for any assistance.
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:40 pm

Looks like a good chunk of the terminal has been razed. Obviously, that can't be replaced by the end of October. Will the airport operate with limited terminal facilities for a year or more?
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:31 pm

janders wrote:
Looks like a good chunk of the terminal has been razed. Obviously, that can't be replaced by the end of October. Will the airport operate with limited terminal facilities for a year or more?


That is actually how LIN's terminal has always looked. It only has five jet bridges - the vast majority of operations take place from remote stands.
 
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:20 pm

usflyer msp wrote:
That is actually how LIN's terminal has always looked. It only has five jet bridges - the vast majority of operations take place from remote stands.


However look through like 2 of the 5 gates will be closed for a while with access being blocked by that metal shed like building.
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:34 pm

LAXintl wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
That is actually how LIN's terminal has always looked. It only has five jet bridges - the vast majority of operations take place from remote stands.


However look through like 2 of the 5 gates will be closed for a while with access being blocked by that metal shed like building.


Looks a temporary building for the construction crew, will likely be gone before the 27th
 
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Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:20 pm

The terminal work is scheduled to last through 2021. Planned are new commercial areas (shops/restaurants), new baggage system, additional passenger space and support offices.
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