There are two major airports in Milan; the Malpensa Airport and the Linate Airport. The Linate is closer to Milan than the Malpensa, so Linate usually only serves short international flights or domestic flights around the country. However, millions of passengers come through the airport each year. So if you travel to Milan from within Italy or Europe, chances are you will fly into Milan’s Linate Airport. Budget hotels near the Linate Airport in Milan may actually be in the town of Peschiera Borromeo, or in Segrate, the suburbs where the airport is located. The airport's main buildings are in Segrate, but the air fields are mostly in Peschiera Borromeo.
The airport’s proper name is actually “Airport Enrico Forlanini.” Forlanini was a famous Milanese inventor, who was considered a pioneer in the aeronautical field in his time. The airport was completely rebuilt in the 1950s and again in the 1980s. You may find a number of budget hotels near the Linate Airport in Milan along the highways connecting Linate Airport with the Malpensa Airport. If you need to connect to Malpensa, you can take one of the service buses that run between the two.
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