Milan Bergamo Airport is on course to continue the robust growth it witnessed last year, adding 14 new routes, resuming 11 seasonal links and welcoming two new airlines for the S17 timetable. Having recorded 7.2% passenger traffic increase in 2016, the expanding summer schedule further consolidates the gateway’s position as Italy’s third busiest airport in terms of annual passengers.
Kick-starting S17 by launching six new connections in the first week, the Italian airport welcomes a new link to Liverpool with Blue Air’s four times weekly service, as well as five of Ryanair’s seven new summer connections: Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Naples, Oradea, Vigo and Vitoria, in addition to the carrier’s seasonal routes to Corfu, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Palma de Mallorca and Thessaloniki.
Continuing to diversify its growing airline portfolio Arkia Israeli Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines arrive at Milan Bergamo this summer. With both airlines adding unserved markets to Bergamo’s route network – Tel Aviv and Chernivsti respectively – the addition of these new carriers also further expands the airport’s growing roll call of serving airlines to 14 for S17.
Milan Bergamo’s passengers will benefit this summer from an increased long-haul connectivity available via Munich, following the establishment of a partnership between bmi regional and Condor. Resulting in a greater choice of connections across Condor’s long-haul route network at Munich, the Italian airport’s passengers will now be able to reach destinations such as Barbados, Cancun, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Las Vegas and Vancouver.
As well as enhanced connectivity via its airline partners, Milan Bergamo has announced the approval of a new train link from Milan Central Station directly to the airport terminal. With development plans now in place, Milan Bergamo will be able to offer a vital train connection to downtown Milan, further increasing the airport’s catchment area.
Commenting on Milan Bergamo’s summer developments, Emilio Bellingardi, General Director, SACBO, says: “The busy start to our summer is just the beginning of another year of development and growth at Milan Bergamo.” He added: “We’ve also experienced a significant increase in the use of our premium airport services, such as our VIP Lounge and Fast Track facilities, and our top priority is to ensure we offer our passengers a variety of airlines and an ever-expanding selection of destinations.”