Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi) (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE) is an international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. It is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northwest of the city center in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate. With 8,198,156 handled in 2017, it was the seventh-busiest airport in Italy that year.

Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Aeroporto di Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi
Bologna Airport logo
Aeroporto di Bologna-Borgo Panigale ("Guglielmo Marconi") 01
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeroporto di Bologna S.p.A.
ServesBologna, Italy
Hub for
Elevation AMSL123 ft / 37 m
Coordinates44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°ECoordinates: 44°32′07.6″N 11°17′19.2″E / 44.535444°N 11.288667°E
BLQ is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 9,196 2,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16–17Increase +3.1%
Aircraft movements71,878
Movements change 16–17Increase +6.7%
Source: Assaeroporti [1]


Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Terminal
Terminal building
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport 2
Main apron


There is one terminal, which underwent an expansion during 2011-2013. It now covers a total surface 36,100m2, of which 5,500m2 are shopping areas. A new baggage handling system was installed and there are now 24 departure gates, of which five are piers with two aerobridges.[2]


Bologna airport has one runway, 12/30, made of asphalt; its dimensions are 2,800 by 45 metres (9,186 by 148 ft).[3]

Airlines and destinations

Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer LingusSeasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Cairo Sharm el Sheikh[4]
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Olbia
Air Moldova Chișinău
Alitalia Catania, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Ibiza,[5] Lamezia Terme, Olbia,[6] Palermo[7]
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins 6 June 2019)[8]
ArkiaSeasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Seasonal: Corfu, Kefallonia,[9] Karpathos (begins 9 June 2019), Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Preveza,[9] Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Prague
easyJet London–Gatwick
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Kyiv-Zhuliany, Tirana
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 10 April 2019)[10]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi[11]
HOP! Lyon
Iberia RegionalMadrid
Laudamotion Vienna
Seasonal: Stuttgart (begins 31 March 2019)[12]
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Neos Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Sal, Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos (begins 31 May 2019),[13] Kos, Marsa Matruh, Menorca, Mykonos, Rhodes (begins 25 May 2019),[13] Zanzibar
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bucharest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Gran Canaria, Kaunas, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Luton,[14] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Marseille (begins 2 April 2019), Naples, Palermo, Podgorica (begins April 1 2019),[15] Porto, Prague, Seville, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Valencia, Warsaw-Modlin, Wrocław
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Bristol, Chania, Corfu (begins 2 April 2019), Dublin, Ibiza, Málaga, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
Transavia Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Marrakech
Seasonal: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Havalimanı
Ukraine International Airlines Lviv
Ural AirlinesSeasonal charter: Kazan,[16] Krasnodar[16] Moscow-Domodedovo,[16] Rostov-on-Don,[17] Samara,[16] Yekaterinbug[17][16]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara
Seasonal: Katowice


See source Wikidata query.

Passenger numbers at Bologna-Borgo Panigale[1]
Year Passengers Handled Change % Aircraft Movements Change % Cargo (tonnes) Change %
2000 3,524,789 Increase 6.1% 61,909 Increase 2.0% 25,034 Increase 2.3%
2001 3,440,051 Decrease −2.2% 56,746 Decrease −0.8% 26,197 Increase 4.7%
2002 3,414,475 Decrease −0.7% 54,956 Decrease −3.2% 24,959 Decrease −4.7%
2003 3,562,010 Increase 4.3% 56,738 Increase 3.2% 28,211 Increase 13.0%
2004 2,908,271 Decrease −18.4% 44,804 Decrease −21.0% 21,106 Decrease −25.2%
2005 3,690,953 Increase 26.9% 54,157 Increase 20.9% 25,469 Increase 20.7%
2006 4,001,436 Increase 8.4% 63,585 Increase 17.4% 32,465 Increase 27.5%
2007 4,361,951 Increase 9.0% 66,698 Increase 4.9% 18,700 Decrease −42.4%
2008 4,225,446 Decrease −3.1% 62,042 Decrease −7.0% 26,497 Increase 41.7%
2009 4,782,284 Increase 13.2% 64,925 Increase 4.7% 27,329 Increase 3.1%
2010 5,511,669 Increase 15.3% 70,269 Increase 8.2% 37,800 Increase 38.3%
2011 5,885,884 Increase 6.8% 69,153 Decrease −1.6% 43,788 Increase 15.8%
2012 5,958,648 Increase 1.2% 67,529 Decrease −2.4% 40,645 Decrease −7.2%
2013 6,193,783 Increase 4.0% 65,392 Decrease −3.2% 44,150 Increase 8.6%
2014 6,580,481 Increase 6.24% 65,058 Decrease −0.51% 41,789 Decrease −5.35%
2015 6,889,742 Increase 4.7% 64,571 Decrease −0.7% 40,999 Decrease −1.9%
2016 7,680,992 Increase 11.5% 69,697 Increase 7.9% 47,709 Increase 16.4%
Domestic destinations by passenger traffic (2017)[18]
Position City Passengers
1 Catania 179,683
2 Palermo 134,413
3 Rome 117,504
4 Brindisi 87,998
5 Bari 86,117
6 Lamezia Terme 84,655
7 Cagliari 84,650
8 Trapani 72,483
8 Alghero 54,702
International destinations by passenger traffic (2017)
Position City Passengers
1 Germany Frankfurt, Germany 308,324
2 Spain Barcelona, Spain 293,617
3 France Paris, France 287,581
4 Spain Madrid, Spain 286,895
5 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Heathrow) 271,425
6 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom (Stansted) 224,195
7 Romania Bucharest, Romania 220,120
8 Germany Munich, Germany 203,565
9 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 200,341
10 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 178,804

Ground transportation

By car


By bus and train

The airport is about 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Bologna Centrale railway station. A shuttle bus service runs between the station and the airport.[20]

Once completed, the Marconi Express monorail will connect the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station with a travel time of seven minutes.[21]

The airport has daily direct bus connections with Ferrara, Florence, Modena, Cervia, Ravenna and Rimini; and three times a week with Ascoli Piceno.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Statistiche - Assaeroporti".
  2. ^ Terminal restyling and expansion Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Telepass - Car Parks - Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  4. ^ "Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt". 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Alitalia S17 Short-Haul routes additions as of 01JAN17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Alitalia schedules additional Palermo routes in S18".
  8. ^ "American Airlines Expands European Footprint and Modifies Asia Service". American Airlines. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  9. ^ a b 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17".
  10. ^ Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Data".
  12. ^ "Laudamotion outlines S19 Stuttgart network". 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Flight Times".
  14. ^ "Ryanair Announces $200m Investment in London Luton with 2 New Based Aircraft - Ryanair's Corporate Website".
  15. ^
  16. ^ a b c d e Liu, Jim (19 April 2018). "Ural Airlines adds Bologna scheduled charters in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  17. ^ a b Liu, Jim (22 December 2017). "Ural Airlines filed 3 new scheduled charter routes in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  18. ^ "2017 traffic statistics" (PDF).
  19. ^ "Driving directions to & from Bologna Airport G. Marconi".
  20. ^ "Linea Aerobus: Aeroporto - Stazione Centrale".
  21. ^ "Il tracciato".

External links

Media related to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport at Wikimedia Commons

Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna (company)

Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna S.p.A. (AdB) is the operator of Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, The company is listed in Borsa Italiana (Milan Stock Exchange).

Bluebird Nordic

Bluebird Nordic is a cargo airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland, operating scheduled and chartered cargo services to and from Iceland and within Europe out of its base at Keflavík International Airport, with a special focus on Liège Airport as a freight hub.

KoralBlue Airlines

KoralBlue Airlines was an Egyptian charter airline based in Cairo. The airline operated charter flights to European countries from its base at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport and its smaller base, Hurghada International Airport.


LIPE may refer to:

Guinean League for Ecological Protection, a political party in Guinea-Bissau

Hormone-sensitive lipase, an enzyme

The ICAO-code of Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

List of Air Nostrum destinations

The list includes the city, country, the codes of the International Air Transport Association (IATA airport code) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO airport code), and the airport's name, with the airline's hubs marked. The list also contains the beginning and end year of services, with destinations marked if the services was not continual and if they are seasonal, and for dates which occur in the future.

List of Alitalia CityLiner destinations

Alitalia CityLiner operates flights to the following destinations as part of the network of parent Alitalia.

List of Ernest Airlines destinations

As of December 2018, Ernest Airlines operates to 14 destinations in 3 countries from its hub in Milan.

This is a list of year-round and seasonal scheduled destinations which Ernest flies to; the list includes the country, city, and airport names. Additionally, there are labels for airports that are the airline's hub, future cities, and former destinations that have been discontinued.

List of HOP! destinations

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List of KLM Cityhopper destinations

This is a list of airports served by KLM Cityhopper. This list does not include cities which are served solely by its parent company KLM.

List of Meridiana destinations

Meridiana flew to the following destinations (as of February 2018).

Marconi Express

The Marconi Express is a monorail line under construction for Bologna, Italy. 5 km in length, it will link Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport to Bologna Centrale railway station, with an intermediate station and depot at Lazzaretto and an expected travel time of 7 minutes. The monorail system will be provided by Intamin. It is scheduled for completion in October 2018 and to start operating in March 2019.

Mistral Air

Mistral Air is an Italian cargo and former passenger airline headquartered in Rome and is a subsidiary of Poste italiane. It maintains bases at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport and used to serve domestic scheduled and international charter passenger services which it ceased in mid 2018 while focusing on cargo operations since then.

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