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Milan Bergamo Airport expands reach with new flights to Asia and the Middle East


Milan Bergamo Airport announces new routes to key destinations in Asia and the Middle East, boosting connectivity and offering over 470,000 seats during the 2024 summer season.

Milan Bergamo Airport is committed to driving growth and connectivity beyond Europe and plans to capitalise on the potential in Asia and the Middle East. With the introduction of several key routes connecting Milan Bergamo to major destinations in west Asa and the Gulf, carriers will expand their operations to the area and offer added connectivity to distant markets.

This summer, Milan Bergamo Airport announce flights to five destinations in the region, including Istanbul, Dubai, Sharjah, Amman, and Tel Aviv. providing travellers with the opportunity to explore these vibrant cities, engage in business, or seamlessly connect to other points around the globe. Over 470,000 seats are on offer between Milan Bergamo Airport and the Middle East and Asia during the 2024 summer season.

Two carriers link Milan Bergamo Airport with Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport: Pegasus Airlines and AJet, the latter being Turkish Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary. With a combined offering of over 269,000 seats between Milan Bergamo and Türkiye’s largest city, travellers will be spoilt for choice.chartPegasus Airlines provides convenient and affordable connections to various destinations in the Middle East, including to markets such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, AJet allows passengers to seamlessly link up with Turkish Airlines, that flies to the most countries in the world. Both carriers also provide numerous domestic connections within Türkiye, including destinations along its picturesque coastline.

Air Arabia joined Milan Bergamo’s portfolio of airlines in late 2022 with the introduction of flights to Sharjah, marking the airport’s first nonstop service to the United Arab Emirates. The carrier is maintaining daily flights on the route throughout the entire summer, growing its available capacity by 31% year-on-year. The service enables customers to transfer to and from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and has resulted in a growing number of connecting passengers at Milan Bergamo due to the airline’s large network.

Flydubai touched down at Milan Bergamo Airport for the first time last March and has since expanded its operations. This summer, it is carrying out daily flights to the bustling metropolis the airline calls home, increasing its overall capacity by 32% to over 92,000 seats. Not only can passengers access the heart of one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations in the world, but they can also benefit from a large network of connections.

Flydubai’s partnership with Emirates, one of the world’s largest carriers, facilitates convenient connections to and from India, southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. These flights have so far proven popular with passengers headed from Milan Bergamo Airport to and from the Maldives, Zanzibar, Sri Lanka, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, and Kathmandu.

Ryanair is providing even more options to travel to Asia and the Middle East this summer, with a weekly service to the Jordanian capital of Amman, and two-weekly flights to Tel Aviv, which resume on 5 June.

These carriers offer a range of options for travellers, from budget-friendly fares to premium services, catering to the diverse needs of passengers flying to Asia and beyond.

The decision to enhance connectivity with Asia and the Middle East reflects Milan Bergamo Airport‘s strategic vision for growth and expansion. With the region emerging as a pivotal economic powerhouse and a hub for global trade and commerce, tapping into this market presents significant opportunities for the airport and the wider region.chart*Ajet capacity data provided by Milan Bergamo Airport Data Resources

Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO, said: “Expanding our connectivity to Asia and the Middle East is a strategic move that aligns with our vision to position Milan Bergamo Airport as a key player within Europe. These services also provide excellent connections for onward travel and passengers can seamlessly connect to countless exciting destinations beyond, ensuring a smooth and convenient travel experience. We recognise the immense potential that Asia and the Middle East hold for both business and leisure travellers, and we are committed to enhancing our services to meet the growing demand.”

Asia and the Middle East represents not only a lucrative market for Milan Bergamo Airport but also a gateway to further expansion. The airport is well-positioned to attract more airlines and routes connecting to destinations across Asia, opening up new opportunities for travellers and businesses alike. In order to capitalise on this potential, Milan Bergamo Airport is actively working towards expanding its route network and forging strategic partnerships with airlines to introduce new routes and increase flight frequencies.

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