Terminal 2 at Milan Malpensa has reopened, and is once more easyJet’s exclusive base at the Italian airport.

Closed in June 2020 as a result of the pandemic and the resulting drop in air traffic, Terminal 2 of Milano Malpensa airport has undergone a number of improvements.

The check-in area now has 21 self-bag-drop machines, while the security check area has been renovated throughout, with a new, more functional layout that offers passengers nine new automated lines that will reduce checking and waiting times. In addition, the Fast Track lane will be equipped with an EDS-CB (explosives detection systems for cabin baggage) machine, with CAT technology that will enable checks to be carried out without removing electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage. Particular attention has been devoted to passenger comfort, including an increased retail offer, with a completely new 1,500m2 duty free shop.

In terms of energy efficiency, work has been carried out on the people moving systems, with the installation of new and more efficient mobile walkways, escalators and lifts at different points of the airport. A number of areas, such as the arrivals corridor, have been renovated, with a focus on improving thermal insulation and energy performance. The new latest-generation air conditioning system will deliver a 15% reduction in the energy used for air conditioning, and a reduction of approximately 8% in CO2 emissions.

Lorenzo Lagorio, country manager of easyJet Italia, said: “We are very proud to be celebrating our return to Terminal 2 of Milan Malpensa. From May 1998 to the present, we’ve flown 90 million passengers to and from this airport, confirming the airline’s on-going commitment to Italy and to the Lombardy region in particular. This summer, we expect to have almost 5 million passengers passing through Terminal 2, essentially marking a return to pre-pandemic levels.

“With 23 aircraft based here, more than 60 destinations and a team of around 900 people, Milan Malpensa is easyJet’s main base in continental Europe, with an unprecedented offer in terms of seats available and destinations served, and a punctual, innovative and increasingly efficient service, thanks to a terminal in line with our requirements and those of our customers.”

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