Milano Malpensa Airport MXP
Milan-Malpensa is the largest airport in Northern Italy: it is the second largest in Italy after Rome-Fiumicino for number of passengers serviced but the first in cargo and international traffic. Although it is located in the province of Varese, Malpensa has been one of Milan's airports, along with Linate, since the end of the Second World War.
In 1909, the first airplane manufacturers, Agusta and Caproni, created a runway near the Malpensa farmhouse to test their prototypes.
Later transformed into a military base, it was destroyed during the Second World War but, in 1948, thanks to Lombardy industrialists and investors, the airport and runway were extended and restored, then called the "CittÓ di Busto Arsizio" airport. After the Town and Province of Milan joined the airport management company, the "SocietÓ Esercizi Aeroportuali S.E.A." was incorporated in 1955. Since the 60's, Malpensa has been the capital of Lombardy's international airport until the large Malpensa 2000 project.