By Air

Italy has a national airline, Alitalia, as well as several smaller carriers, such asMeridiana. Germany’s Lufthansa started an Italian subsidiary that tries to become a main rival for Alitalia with a hub in Milan.

Italy is one of the main battle grounds for European low cost airlines several routes to/from and within Italy are offered. The larger airports are, of course, served by the major European airlines.

Intercontinental airlines mainly arrive in Rome and Milan, with Rome being the main international gateway into the country.

Most of mid-range international flights arrive to the following Italian cities:

  • Rome – with two airports: Fiumicino (FCO – Leonardo Da Vinci) and Ciampino (CIA) for budget airlines
  • Milan – with two airports: Malpensa (MXP) and Linate (LIN); in addition, Bergamo (BGY – Orio al Serio) is sometimes referred to as “Milan Bergamo”
  • Bologna (BLQ – Guglielmo Marconi)
  • Naples (NAP – Capodichino)
  • Pisa (PSA – Galileo Galilei)
  • Venice (VCE – Marco Polo); in addition, Treviso (TSF – Antonio Canova) is sometimes referred to as “Venice Treviso”
  • Turin (TRN – Sandro Pertini)
  • Palermo (PMO – Punta Raisi)
  • Catania (CTA – Vincenzo Bellini)
  • Bari (BRI – Palese)
  • Genoa (GOA – Cristoforo Colombo)

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