After Rome, which is Italy's capital, Milan is the second most populous city that averages over 40 million visitors annually. Its popularity is one of the reasons the city has three international airports, which also serve the city's 6 million residents.
The Malpensa Airport is the second busiest airport in Italy after Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and handles a majority of the international flights. Additionally, a large haul of cargo is handled here and passengers arriving or departing the airport can beat the traffic to and from the city center by using the Malpensa Express railway service. Domestic flights land at the Linate Airport which is the oldest airport in the city. It handles fewer planes compared to the Orio al Serio Airport which also offers international flights.
Quite a host of international airlines offer cheap flights to Milan and they include Austrian Airlines, KLM, Airfrance, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Emirates Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Air Malta. For cheap flights to Milan, low-cost airlines such as Ryanair makes direct flights. All international flights from the USA include a layover at the Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
With great connections from numerous destinations around the world, traveling by plane to Milan is a great option. With a range of fares including cheap flights with budget airlines, passengers will find a flight to suit both their budget and schedule. Milan airports have great links with the city center, including the Malpensa Express railway service making onward travel easy and convenient.
The airport is just under 20 miles from the city center and a bus ride takes an hour, while a train ride is only half an hour long. Apart from the elegance and style associated with Milan as the fashion capital of the world, the city also has stunning architecture pre-dating to the 10th century. Some of the buildings have been preserved since the early 1500s eg. the Sforza Castle or the pink marble Gothic Cathedral. There is a sense of pride in the sporting history of the city as well, with two of the largest soccer clubs in the world situated here. Ironically, AC Milan and Inter Milan share a stadium, the San Siro. Here, there is a museum depicting their journey and displaying historic photos as well as trophies and other awards.