Naples Airport is Naples, Italy’s international airport. It is officially known as Ugo Niutta (named after and Italian Aviator) and Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli. It is situated 5.9 kilometers north of the northeastern city in the district of Capodichino, locally known as “Campo di Marte”. It has two terminals, one for travelers and another for charter operations. The latter, Terminal 2, is found far from the airfield. Having a population of approximately three million, Naples is Europe’s biggest metropolitan area which is neither a hub nor secondary hub of any given airline. In 1910, Capodichino hosted Naples’ first flight exhibitions. During World War I, the district of Capodichino was converted into a military airport for defending Naples from attacks of Austro-Hungarians and Germans. This extended to the Fascist Era and World War II, when Ugo Niutta became a military airbase. Commercial flights began in 1950.
Naples International Airport has only one runway made of bituminous conglomerate and concrete, and one taxiway. The airport’s classification is 4D ICAO and has the categorization of military airport accessible to commercial flights 24 hours a day for the whole year. Management, coordination, and control of activities of all private airline operators are the responsibilities of the airport management company. Back in 1998, “Galleria Napoli” in Terminal 1 opened its doors. It is a shopping gallery that is open all days of the year. The latest development was in 2002, when the new departure lounge, H.R.H. Prince Charles, was inaugurated. Campo di Marte is host to a number of aeronautical and industrial activities such as Aeronavali, Atitech, Tecnam Costruzioni Aeronautiche and Alenia Aeronautica.