Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
History, Facts and Overview
Bologna's airport is officially known as the Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ) and was named after the acclaimed Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). Famous for his part in developing wireless telegraphy, Marconi was actually born close to Bologna and educated in the city. Recently in 2004, the airport's runway was lengthened to accommodate bigger planes.
Within the airport complex itself, passengers will find plenty of facilities and amenities, including cash machines, tourist information, flight display screens, mobile phone rental at Vodaphone One and Travelex desks.
Also available is the Marconi Business Lounge, wine bars and a series of stores, including Free Fly outlets within the Schengen areas of departures.
Two branches of the Caffetterie Segafredo are available and provide a good choice of refreshments, including classical Italian espressos and other coffees.