Milan Linate Airport has unveiled its renovated terminal, following an investment of 40 million euros from operator SEA Group. The upgraded terminal features redesigned check-in, security and retail areas, as well as new technologies such as biometrics, computed tomography (CT) and automatic bag drop kiosks.
One of the main highlights of the project is the new terminal extension of 10,000 m², which has been developed on three levels. It includes an expansion of the boarding lounges and a new shopping arcade and food court.
The check-in area has been redesigned with a double height ceiling and the introduction of face boarding, smart security and automatic baggage drop technology.
New EDS-CB (Carry-On Baggage Explosives Detection Systems) machines have been installed using CT technology, which enables screening without the need to separate electronics and liquids from carry-on baggage of the passenger.
Thanks to the new Face Boarding system, passengers can associate their biometric fingerprint with their ID and boarding pass, allowing them to go through various checkpoints without having to show their ID.
In order to create a sense of belonging in tune with the city of Milan, the airport has launched a new partnership with the Triennale Design Museum. This allowed the installation of historical works by famous Italian designers along the passenger flow, enriching the cultural value of the airport and giving more identity to the airport terminal.
The airport commented that the objective of the project is to give it “a new identity that would characterize the spaces, the atmosphere and the materials, in order to improve the experience of the traveler and the customer satisfaction of the passengers”.