After 25 years of focusing on Milan Malpensa’s infrastructural development, SEA is turning its attention back to investing in Milan Linate and its full restyling, with a planned spending budget of as much as Euro 60 million, starting on the terminal facade and scheduled to end in 2020 with a completely renewed, welcoming and functional airport, offering an ever more comprehensive customer experience.
A firm commitment, articulated over several stages
Word of its brand-new facade, designed by architect Pierluigi Cerri, with clean and modern lines, is already common knowledge, but Linate has plenty of other innovations waiting in store inside. Just a few examples include the complete renovation of the arrivals and baggage claim areas, as well as the creation of the new Leonardo VIP Lounge, relocated, bigger and embodying all the charm and comfort of world-famous Italian style. To keep impact on the day-to-day running of the airport to a minimum, the development plan was divided up into a series of individual lots, the first phase of which, consisting of a Euro 8.3 million investment, has already been successfully completed.
The first lot envisages the complete restyling of the facade, renovation of the arrivals and baggage claims areas and creation of the new Leonardo VIP Lounge.
A modern, comfortable and fast city-airport
Simplicity and comfort are distinguishing features of the entire renovation project, as SEA Chairman Pietro Modiano explains, “There had been no new investment in Linate for 25 years. It was right to give the city a city-airport to stand amongst the best in Europe, furnishing the city with simplicity and precision, concepts that inspired architect Pierluigi Cerri in his redesign of the facade”.
“It was right to give the city a city-airport to stand amongst the best in Europe” Pietro Modiano, SEA Chairman.