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Malpensa Airport Departures

The table above show real-time information on all flights that are departing terminals 1 and 2. It is always a good idea to check these times before you start to make your way to Malpensa in case there any delays. Malpensa airport is very busy, and delays can occur, so you don't want to be waiting at the airport for any longer than is needed.

If there are any delays to a flight the results above will show the status with a 'Delayed' sticker and the scheduled time will be adjusted to show the new expected time of departure.

Baggage Rules and Tips

Before you start to pack your bags, it's always a good idea to check what you can and cannot carry, and the rules about weights and sizes. If there is anything wrong with your baggage you may have to start opening your cases at the airport.

Each airliner has their own set of rules for the size and weights of hand and hold luggage and you will be given this information on your booking confirmation voucher. It's important that you comply with it. As a general rule though, the following will be allowed by most airliners.

Hold Baggage Rules

  • 1 item of hold luggage per person
  • Size not exceeding 90 cm x 75 cm x 43 cm
  • Weight not exceeding 23 kg for item

Hand Baggage Rules

  • 1 cabin bag and 1 personal item (e.g. a laptop bag) per person
  • Size not exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm
  • Weight not exceeding 10 kg in total

Most airliners will allow you to purchase an increase in the number of hold items and an increase in weight, or to carry special baggage such as sports equipment. Check with your airliner for more information and the cost of this.

If you have luggage that is overweight (and are permitted to take it) or any unusual sized bags, you will have to check these in at a special desk. This is because they are too heavy for, or may be damaged on the normal conveyor belts. You will be given instructions by the staff member on your check-in desk on where to go if this applies.

For security reasons there is also a law on what you are not allowed to carry in your hold and hand luggage. There are generally sharp or dangerous items/materials and as a quick guide we have listed a few examples below. If you are unsure about any items, it is best to contact the airliner.

The following items are not allowed in your hand luggage:

  • Cutlery
  • Knives
  • Razor blades
  • Real or toy weapons
  • Scissors
  • Syringes
  • Work tools

For hold luggage, there following items are forbidden:

  • Alarms
  • Any substances that emit inflammable gases when they are in contact with water
  • Compressed gases such as oxygen for respirators
  • Corrosives or explosives such as fireworks and ammunition
  • Infectious substances such as live bacteria and viruses
  • Matches and Lighters
  • Poisonous substances

We recommend that all hold and hand baggage carries a tag showing your name, surname, telephone number, home and destination address, and flight number. This is for your convince in case any luggage gets lost, but remember that hand luggage should be kept with you at all times. For your safety, it is also a good idea to keep valuables and any indispensable items, such as baby clothes, medication etc., in your hand baggage.

Checking In

Before you are able to get on your plane you must first check-in or and drop of any hold luggage you have. Checking-in can be done online by most airliners or at the check-in desks at the airport.

If you want to save time queueing then it's advisable to check-in online. This can normally be done 24 hours or 48 hours before the departure time of your flight, and you will be able to choose a seat and print off your boarding passing. If you are in a group, then it's a great way to get seats that are all together. Passenger who have checked-in online will just have to go to a 'bag drop' desk at the airport to drop of their hold luggage, and then make their way to security control and onto the departure lounges.

At the airport you will find the check-in and bag drop desks located on the first floor (level 0) in terminal 1 and on the ground floor in terminal 2. Terminal 1 is huge, and you will find 270 check-in desks. Terminal 2 is a little smaller, but it still has 58 check-in desks. If you need to check-in, just look at the overhead monitors located around the arrivals area to see which desk number you need to go to.

No matter how you check-in, you should still arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. Malpensa airport is big and it is busy all day, so it will take time to clear security and get to your boarding gate. With this in mind, it is best to following the guide lines of arriving 1 hour before departure for domestic flight, 2 hours before departure for European flights and 3 hours before departure for Long haul flights.