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Milan Bergamo Airport opens expanded apron and new taxiway

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Expanded northern apron and new taxi way.

Milan Bergamo Airport’s expansions include a new taxiway and northern apron with additional stands, aligning with terminal enhancements to support growth and operational efficiency by 2025.

Milan Bergamo Airport has opened the expanded northern apron and a new taxiway designed to support the airport’s growth and enhance the overall efficiency of operations.

The expanded apron now includes three new aircraft stands, bringing the total number of independent stands at the airport to 48 – 17 on the north apron and 31 on the south. This development not only optimises the airport’s operational capacity but also significantly benefits airline partners by reducing runway occupancy times.

Milan Bergamo Airport has also opened the new northern taxiway, Taxiway B, which will increase the airport’s capacity. This is in line with ongoing efforts to meet traffic growth and optimise the utilisation of the airport’s northern side, primarily for cargo, logistics, and maintenance operations.

These developments coincide with the recent unveiling of expansion plans for the passenger terminal, which will include a new check-in hall, a redesigned security control area equipped with the latest-generation X-ray systems for hold baggage, and an enlarged non-Schengen departures area. The project also includes the addition of two new boarding gates.

Milan Bergamo Airport

Milan Bergamo Airport terminal expansion, rendering.

Airport operator SACBO has invested 41 million euros from its own resources into this ambitious project. The new check-in area, set to become operational by spring 2025, will offer 22 additional check-in desks, while the complete overhaul will be finalised by November 2025.

Upon completion, the eastern section of the passenger terminal will see an increase of 3,720 square metres on the ground floor and an additional 7,400 square metres on the first floor for the security controls area. It will include 14 EDS CB-3 security lane stations for hand-luggage screening. This technology enhances the passenger’s security and airport experience, allowing them to keep their electronic devices and liquids within their bags, while being processed in a more secure and efficient way. Furthermore, the duty-free area will be expanded from 600 square metres to 1,600 square metres, alongside additional space for non-Schengen boarding.

These enhancements reflect Milan Bergamo Airport’s commitment to continuous improvement and its ambition to provide its passengers and airline partners a world-class facility.

Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO, said: “Our latest infrastructure expansion and upcoming improvements at Milan Bergamo Airport are pivotal in our strategy to accommodate increasing passenger and cargo traffic while enhancing the overall user experience. These developments not only reflect our commitment to operational excellence but also position us for significant growth in the coming years. We are excited about these changes and confident that they will bring about a new era of efficiency and convenience for all our partners and passengers.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

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