Linate prepares for the 2026 Olympics” | EUROtoday

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Flying from Linate to New York is already doable and doesn’t require legislative modifications. Just get on a Flacon 900 or a Gulfstream 650 able to protecting greater than 11 thousand kilometers of distance. They will not be scheduled planes however non-public jets that frequently take off from Milano Prime, the Milan Linate airport devoted to enterprise aviation, a part of SEA Group which manages the Linate and Malpensa airports. «At our airport there aren’t any limits and you may fly to New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and past», explains Chiara Dorigotti, CEO of Sea Prime who’s at the moment in Geneva for the European enterprise aviation convention.

Constant progress of enterprise aviation in Milan

After the increase in non-public aviation in the course of the pandemic when non-public jets had been the one ones whizzing via the skies whereas hundreds of civil planes had been parked in airport hangars, the enterprise aviation pattern has not misplaced its luster: in 2023 SEA Prime managed roughly 33,900 actions, +4% in comparison with 2022 and +38% in comparison with 2019. The first three months of the present yr verify this progress (+4% in comparison with the primary quarter of 2023) surpassing each the Italian enterprise aviation market (+ 2.6%) and the European one (-3%) the place it stands out among the many prime 4 European airports for visitors volumes behind France, Great Britain and Germany, in keeping with the specialised aviation sector platform Wingx.

“Many customers who had to move during the pandemic for work reasons discovered the advantages of the private jet and never abandoned it,” explains the CEO. From enterprise to leisure: this yr throughout Milan Fashion Week, peaks of +6 % had been recorded in comparison with the earlier yr.

Expansion of the Linate Prime terminal for the Olympics

The subsequent step will probably be a restyling operation in anticipation of the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics, with the enlargement of the Linate Prime terminal and the parking areas for an funding of 8-9 million euros. The newest renovation was accomplished for Expo 2015: «We are dedicated to satisfying the rising demand for providers and infrastructures for enterprise aviation in Milan – added Dorigotti -. The primary goal of the terminal enlargement is to create a contemporary and sustainable construction respecting the encircling surroundings and the rules of environmental accountability and innovation.”

The intervention includes the restyling of the lounges and passenger service areas with an enlargement of the Linate Prime terminal by roughly 2 thousand sq. metres, of which 400 sq. meters are meant for technical rooms and warehouses mandatory for airport operations. Passenger and crew consolation together with privateness guided the mission together with the idea of sustainability such because the reuse of present constructions, the incorporation of superior applied sciences and the set up of photovoltaic panels for vitality manufacturing. The heating and air con programs are outfitted with cutting-edge applied sciences to reduce vitality consumption and environmental impression.