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Air transport supply

The Milan metropolitan area ranks ninth in Europe by total air transport offerings at 42.4 million ASKs (available seat kilometres) supplied each year. ASKs correspond to the total seats available on each flight, multiplied by the number of kilometres flown: a measure of an airport's capacity in terms of passenger transport supply. The overall airport system – inclusive of Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio – offered 27.4 million seats.

Air transport supply in the Milan metropolitan area


Source: ICCSAI Fact Book 2018

Malpensa airport ranked sixth in Europe (after London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Zurich) in terms of the weight of ASKs relating to non-EU destinations out of the total ASKs offered. Destinations lying outside Europe accounted for 71.7% of Malpensa's weighted offerings.

Air transport supply at Malpensa airport

ASK 29,855,668 28,086,906 26,107,947
ASK inter-EU 8,448,170 7,463,899 6,449,673
ASK non-EU 21,407,498 20,623,007 19,658,273
ASK non-EU/ASK total 71.7% 73.4% 75.3%

Source: ICCSAI Fact Book 2018

Malpensa is one of the few European airports with a high level of non-EU ASKs that is not also a hub. This may also be explained by the fact that Malpensa offers a high level of medium-/long-haul destinations, despite lacking a feeder flight network, instead relying primarily on point-of-origin demand for air transport to international destinations.