Milan to Rename Airport After Late Prime Minister Berlusconi

Milan to Rename Airport After Late Prime Minister Berlusconi
Milan to Rename Airport After Late Prime Minister Berlusconi
Written by Harry Johnson

Silvio Berlusconi, a native of Italy’s financial and business hub, served as the leader of four governments while heading the Forza Italia party, which he established in 1994.

According to Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, Milan‘s biggest air hub, Milan Malpensa Airport, is set to change its name to honor the late former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Salvini, who is also the country’s minister for infrastructure and transport, announced on X (formerly Twitter) that Milan’s air hub will now be named after the country’s late PM. This announcement was accompanied by a photo of the late politician and the airport.

According to the Deputy PM, the board of directors of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), approved Lombardy’s official request to rename the airport located in the region.

The Deputy prime minister has not disclosed the official renaming date for the airport, which caters to 22 million passengers each year, stating that the ultimate decision lies with the transport minister, and he is prepared to sign it with pride and emotion in honor of his friend Silvio, a remarkable entrepreneur, a distinguished Milanese, and an outstanding Italian.

Berlusconi, a native of Italy’s financial and business hub, passed away at the age of 86 last year. He served as the leader of four governments while heading the Forza Italia party, which he established in 1994.

Known for his self-proclaimed title as the “Jesus Christ of politics” and likening himself to Napoleon Bonaparte, Berlusconi is remembered as a polarizing political figure who remained in the public eye long after stepping away from politics. His time as Prime Minister was marred by scandalous sexual escapades and questionable decision-making. These incidents received extensive media coverage, sparking criticism from numerous Italian politicians and international leaders.

Throughout his rather sordid political and business career, the billionaire was a subject of criminal proceedings on 30 occasions for various alleged offenses such as abuse of office, defamation, and connections to organized crime. However, only one instance has led to a conviction – a tax evasion case from 2012 related to a transaction concerning television rights, resulting in a four-year prison sentence and a ban on holding any public office.

As the founder of the Mediaset television group and the owner of AC Milan football club from 1986 to 2017, Berlusconi left a lasting impact on both Italian media and sports industries.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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