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Capodichino Airport

Naples Airport
Aeroporto di Napoli
Capodichino Airport
Aeroporto Capodichino
Airport type Public
Operator GE.S.A.C.
Serves Naples, Italy
Location Capodichino
Elevation AMSL 294 ft / 90 m
Coordinates 40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)Coordinates: 40°53′04″N 014°17′27″E / 40.88444°N 14.29083°E / 40.88444; 14.29083 (Naples Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,628 8,622 Bitumen
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft Movements 68,548
Passengers 5,642,267
Sources: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL, GE.S.A.C.

Naples Airport (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN) (Italian: Aeroporto di Napoli, official name: Ugo Niutta) is the airport serving Naples, Italy. It is located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) north-northeast of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples. The airport has two terminal buildings: Terminal 1 is for departing travellers and Terminal 2, located away from the airfield, is used for charter operations. The airport is operated by GE.S.A.C., a corporation partially owned by the British airport company BAA.

Naples, with a metropolitan population of nearly three million is the largest metropolitan area of Europe which does not serve as a hub nor secondary hub of any airline.

The airport management company is fully responsible for managing the airport and co-ordinating and control activities of all the private operators present in the airport. Capodichino hosts some aeronautical industrial activities, like Atitech, Alenia Aeronautica, Aeronavali, Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche. The airport is still today a military air base (Italian Air Force 5° Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Unit - US Navy Support Base and Air Terminal).


The district of Capodichino - in the area known as "Campo di Marte" - hosted in 1910 the first flight exhibitions in Naples. During the First World War, "Campo di Marte" became a military airport in order to defend the town against Austro-Hungarian and German air attacks. Dedicated to Ugo Niutta (an Italian aviator), Capodichino Airport was a military air base during the Fascist Era and Second World War.

During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces extensively during the Italian Campaign. It was used by the Twelfth Air Force as a combat airfield, which stationed the following units at the airport: 79th Fighter Group (January - May 1944, P-40 Warhawk); 47th Bombardment Group (March - April 1944, A-20 Havoc); 33d Fighter Group (April - May 1944, P-47 Thunderbolt). When the combat units moved out, Air Transport Command used the airport as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel for the remainder of the war.

Commercial traffic started in 1950. In 1980 GE.S.A.C. ("Gestione Servizi Aeroporto Capodichino") was established to administer the airport; in 1982 it became "Gestione Servizi Aeroporti Campani") and participated in by the City Council, the province of Naples and Alitalia. In 1995 GE.S.A.C. drew up - with BAA assistance - a new master plan, which marked the beginning of a twenty year development plan. After two years (1997) GE.S.A.C. was the first airport management company in Italy to be privatised: BAA acquires 70% of the share package from the City Council and Province of Naples. In 1998 the "Galleria Napoli" opened, a shopping arcade open 365 days a year inside Terminal 1. In 2002 H.R.H. Prince Charles inaugurated the new departure lounge. In March 2003 GE.S.A.C. assumed total management of Naples Airport with a 40 year license valid until 2043.


The airport has a single runway (orientation: 06/24 - 2,628 × 45 m (8,622 × 148 ft) - resistance: PCN90/F/B/W/T - assistance: PAPI, ILS) in bituminous conglomerate and concrete, with one taxiway. There is one apron with 29 stands, 9 of which self-maneuvering and the remaining Push Back. The airport is class 4D ICAO and has the classification of military airport opened to commercial air traffic 24 hours/day (closed to charter flights from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am local time).


Annual passenger statistics from 2000 through 2008:

  • 2000: 4,136,508 passengers (+13%)
  • 2001: 4,003,001 passengers (-3,2%)
  • 2002: 4,132,874 passengers (+3,2%)
  • 2003: 4,587,163 passengers (+11%)
  • 2004: 4,632,388 passengers (+1%)
  • 2005: 4,588,695 passengers (-0,9%)
  • 2006: 5,095,969 passengers (+11,1%)
  • 2007: 5,775,838 passengers (+13,3%)
  • 2008: 5,642,267 passengers (-2,3%)
  • 2009: 5.322.161 passengers (-5,7%)

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin [seasonal]
Aerosvit Airlines Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Zurich
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Catania, Milan-Bergamo, Nice [seasonal], Olbia [seasonal], Palermo, Turin, Verona
Air Malta Malta [seasonal]
Air Vallee Rimini [seasonal]
Alitalia Athens, Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Alitalia operated by Air One Bologna, Catania, Genoa, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Palermo, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo
Arkia Tel Aviv [seasonal]
Italian Airlines Vienna [seasonal]
Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa
Brussels Airlines Brussels
British Airways London-Gatwick
Cimber Sterling Copenhagen [seasonal]
EasyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld, Geneva, Ibiza [seasonal], Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Venice-Marco Polo
Europe Airpost Dublin [seasonal]
Globus Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo [seasonal]
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Madrid
InterSky Friedrichshafen [seasonal]
Israir Tel Aviv [seasonal]
Jetairfly Brussels [seasonal]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Milan-Malpensa, Munich
Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti Munich [seasonal]
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Düsseldorf
Luxair Luxembourg [seasonal]
Meridiana Fly Cagliari, Heraklion [seasonal], Milan-Linate, New York-JFK [seasonal], Olbia [seasonal], Sharm el-Sheikh, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona
Sevenair Tunis
Spanair Barcelona [seasonal]
Sun d'Or International Airlines Tel Aviv [seasonal]
Thomas Cook Airlines Brussels [seasonal]
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [ALl Seasonal]
Trawel Fly operated by Astraeus Airlines Milan-Orio al Serio, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Amsterdam Denmark Copenhagen [ends 24 October]
Travel Service Airlines operated by Smart Wings Prague
VIM Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Prague
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle [seasonal]


Capodichino is easily accessible from all the city thanks to the exit of the so called "Tangenziale", an urban highway (A56) connecting the city of Naples to metropolitan area and highways to Rome (A1), Salerno (A3) and Bari (A16).
Bus line 3S and Alibus connect the airport to Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio. Distance airport/centre city is about 7 km (4.3 mi). The airport is also connected to Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Sorrento, Salerno and Serre.
Fixed rates are in use for the main destinations within the city limits of Naples from Airport to: Naples Centre, Molo Beverello (Port), Mergellina (Hydrofoils to Capri and Ischia Islands).
A Metro Station (Line 1 and Metrocampania Nordest) is planned (opening not before end 2011).

Media appearances

Naples Airport is the destination in the "Rome-Naples Airline Run" supplied with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

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General Info
Country Italy
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 40.886033
40° 53' 09.72" N
Longitude 14.290781
014° 17' 26.81" E
Elevation 294 feet
90 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Near City Napoli
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

USN BASE OPS 118.275
ATIS 135.975

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 8622 x 148 feet
2628 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME POM POMIGLIANO 125Y 117.85 4.9 NM 237.2
NDB POM POMIGLIANO - 351 4.9 NM 236.8

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.
Other Fluids DE-ICE, Anti-icing/De-icing/Defrosting Fluid (MIL A 8243)

LPHOX, Low pressure oxygen servicing

CAUTION Lo level wind shear possible. Copter act to N parl twy; all copter opr on civ apn must req start-up clnc on GND freq 121.9. Ultralight act in CTLZ to 500' Mon-Fri, to 1000' Sat, Sun, hol. Ngt opr of mil and based acft on Twy TN with ctn orfollow-me guided prior req to twr due to unlgtd area. Apn mil 1 WIP; acft to/fr requires flw-me UFN.
FLUID De-Ice avbl 0500-2200Z++, C+39 081 7896433. LPOX
FUEL A1 (Kuwait Petroleum avbl 0500-2100Z++ C+39 06 52088415, OT $200 fee). Ctc USN Base OPS - ensure OT fuel is part of PPR req. Coml air card rqr for fuel. No defueling svc avbl. ITAF: C39-081-705-5402/5444) 24 hr PN rqr for fuel req 50,000lb or more. Wo ntc exp delay. (NC-100LL) Urgent fuel req H24 C+39-348-3365293.
LGT PAPI Rwy 06 GS 3.5 MEHT 55', Rwy 24 GS 3.3 MEHT 54'. Apch lgt 1500' mod Calvert, fst 4 cross bars only.
MISC USN Base OPS DSN 626-5223 fax DSN 626-5479 C39-081-568-5479. ATOC DSN 626-5224 C39-081-568-5224 fax DSN 626-5259 C39-081-568-5259. ODO (24 hr ctc) DSN 626-5484 C39-081-568-5484. Shore-basing msg req must incl NAVSUPPACT NAPLES IT//N30/N31//and COMFAIRMED NAPLES IT//N42/N41T//. Req must be confirmed 7 days in advance DSN 626-5583 or C39-081-568-5583. See FCG for addn restrictions. Pilots should file FPL up to 4 hr in advance for EUR FLOW RSTD. USN Base OPS will accept FPL upto 48 hr in advance. Rwy 06 for tkof and Rwy 24 for ldg unless adverse MET condexist. Flight weather briefings will be conducted by joint operations at NAFD/21 OWS at Sembach, Germany. METOC DSN: 496-6145/6146 Comm: (49) 6302-67-6145/6146. Fax DSN: 496-6184. e-mail: Local PMSV circuits will no longer be monitored at Capodichino.
NS ABTMT APU not auth til 60 min before ETD or 20 min aft ATA. Jet acft executing visualapch avoid ovft Naples blw 5000' in sctr 12 -21 fr arpt to 5 NM and 21 -270fr arpt to 8 NM exc for tfc pat and final ldg phase.
OIL O-117-128-133.
OPR HOURS USN Ramp/Air Trml opr 0500-2300Z++.
RSTD 48 hr PPR for all acft exc emerg or AIREVAC. 48 hr PN for RON, ctc USN Base OPS. Due to ltd ramp space, acft larger than C130, exc sked AMC PAX msn, rqr ctc USN Base OPS with 4 working days ntc. All acft ctc USN Base OPS 20 min prior arr, advs of VIP code 7 and abv; ctc ATOC with load msg. Non US mil acft are rqr to submit a PPR req to the ITAF; C081-705-5402/5444. ITAF apvl does not guaranteeUSN Ramp access. No ordnance auth or stor avbl. All tran acft pilot in comd shall rpt to Base OPS prior to start of crew rest.
TFC PAT Lcl school VFR trng flt in pat.
TRAN ALERT Licensed pers to svc acft/maint space not avbl. Ltd parking/trans qtrs avbl.

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