Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

Bologna International Airport (Guglielmo Marconi Airport) is one of Italy’s largest air harbors, serving more than 8.198 million passengers in 2017.


In 1917, a military airfield was located on the territory of the modern air harbor, which was used mainly for servicing military aircraft, while the military airfield played an important role during the Second World War when bombers departed from here to destroy the positions of the Allies and launch bombing strikes. cities of Western Europe.

After the end of World War II, the military airfield was converted into a civilian air harbor, however, initially, it exclusively serviced transport aircraft that carried cargo and mail.

In the 60s, Bologna Airport began to be actively used for the transport of passengers, which was facilitated by the construction of a terminal here.

In the 70s of the last century, the airport underwent several improvements and modernizations, in private, the runways were improved here, the infrastructure was expanded, etc., which led to interest among air carriers, as a result of which the airport route network began to expand rapidly.

In the 80s, the air harbor was given the status of an international airport, which was facilitated by flights to France, Spain, the UK, and several other European countries.

In 2000, the passenger flow of Bologna International Airport amounted to more than 3.5 million passengers, in 2010 this figure increased to 5.5 million passengers, and by the end of 2017, the air harbor served more than 8.198 million passengers.


Bologna International Airport has one asphalt runway with a length of 2800 meters and a width of 45 meters, which allows receiving and servicing aircraft of the 2-4 class.

Among other things, there are also helipads on the territory of the air harbor, which allow receiving all types of helicopters without exception.

Bologna International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, which is facilitated by the growing volume of passenger traffic, in particular, in the territory of the air harbor, passengers can find:

  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals;
  • Cafes, restaurants and catering places;
  • Retail stores and shopping centers;
  • Gift Shops;
  • Duty-free shops;
  • Pharmacy
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Places for packing and storage of luggage;
  • Postal office;
  • Ticket offices and representative offices of air carriers;
  • Car parking;
  • Public transport parking;
  • Car rental
  • Train station.

There is no hotel on the territory of the International Airport, however, because the air harbor is located near the city, no problems are finding temporary places of residence.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: Italy
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographic 44.54, longitude geographic 11.29.
  • The geographical location of the airport: 6 kilometers in the direction of the northeast of the city of Bologna.
  • Amount of airport terminals: 1.

Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.