Capodichino International Airport is located about 7km from central Naples in the Capodichino district, Italy. It is owned and operated by Gestione Servizi Aeroporto Capodichino (GESAC), which is partially owned by BAA. GESAC was the first airport management company to be privatised in Italy.
The airport handles about five million passengers a year. It serves several domestic and international airlines such as Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Air One, Delta, Airdolomiti and Air Europe. It is also a base for Atitech, Alenia Aeronautica, Aeronavali and Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche
The airport was originally named after the Italian aviator Campo di Marte. It was later used as a hub to transport, aircraft and soldiers. It began commercial operations in 1950.
GESAC was established in 1980 to administer the airport. In 1995, GESAC partnered with BAA for a 20-year development plan. As of January 2010, GESAC has invested €209m.
In March 2003 GESAC took over the management of the airport from the City Council under a 40-year licence.
A recent expansion at the airport included seven new aircraft stands, 28 check-in counters, 12 security control units and 2,550 parking spaces. It also includeded a terminal for cargo shipment, the expansion of arrival areas, departure halls, three gates for non-Schengen departures and a new boarding area.
Terminal 2 was opened in 1995. A fuel depot was constructed under the expansion plan as well as a new surveillance system.
The airport offers a range of amenities and services such as currency exchange, ATMs, duty-free shops, internet access and food outlets. In addition, a medical centre, luggage trolleys, lost property facilities and porter services are available.
The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 re-opened after an expansion in January 2010 with improved information and ticketing desks, new arrival and departure lounges and a shopping arcade. It has 56 check-in counters.
Terminal 2 is dedicated for chartered planes and is located away from the airfield. It has 15 check-in counters.
The airport has a 2,628m-long and 45m-wide runway in the 06/24 direction. It has a bituminous conglomerate and concrete surface and an apron with 29 stands.
The terminal’s car pack provides space for 1,252 vehicles.