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A summer like no other for Milan Bergamo Airport

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Norwegian between Stavanger and Milan Bergamo launched May 18th

Milan Bergamo Airport has put together its largest summer network with a notable fifteen new routes being launched by seven different airlines spanning Europe and Africa. Along with strong growth in the number of flights on existing routes, Milan Bergamo Airport expects scheduled capacity to increase 13.4% year-on-year to a record 11 million seats during the busy second and third quarters.

Ryanair, as Milan BGY’s largest carrier, has added over half a dozen new routes. They include Beni Mellal in Morocco, as well as Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, becoming the only airport in Italy with nonstop connectivity to the pair. Other new destinations primarily focus on leisure travellers and include Biarritz, Castellon, Dubrovnik, Olbia, and Skiathos. Together, Ryanair’s new routes will account for an extra 19-weekly flights.

Following the introduction of services to Oslo and Bergen, Norwegian has continued its expansion drive out of Milan BGY with the addition of three new routes – Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Stavanger – to be maintained four, three and two weekly respectively. Another LCC, Eurowings, has expanded with the introduction of 4-weekly rotations to Hanover, complementing its existing Dusseldorf service and bringing Milan BGY’s count of German destinations to eight.

Lumiwings and Aeroitalia expanded the northern Italian airport’s domestic connectivity with new services to Foggia and Perugia. In addition, both Aeroitalia and Dan Air have added Bacau to Milan BGY’s network, primarily catering for VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives) traffic. As a result, the airport will boast six destinations in Romania.

Adding to its already impressive portfolio of carriers serving the region, Nile Air is set to commence a 3-weekly service to Cairo from 28 June, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, utilising its Airbus A320 aircraft. It will complement Air Arabia Egypt, which will continue to offer the largest number of flights and seats to Cairo throughout the 2024 summer season.

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In order to accommodate the strong traffic growth, Milan Bergamo Airport inaugurated its expanded northern apron and a new taxiway – Taxiway B – in May, enhancing its capacity and operational efficiency.

The expansion includes three new aircraft stands, increasing the airport’s total to 48. This setup reduces runway occupancy times, benefiting airline partners significantly. Furthermore, Taxiway B will boost the airport’s capacity by 35%, focusing on cargo, logistics, and maintenance operations.

In addition to these enhancements, the airport has revealed plans to expand its passenger terminal. This includes a new check-in hall, a redesigned security area with advanced X-ray systems, and an expanded non-Schengen departures zone, set to be completed by November 2025. These developments are part of a 41-million-euro investment by airport operator SACBO, emphasising Milan Bergamo Airport’s commitment to becoming a world-class facility and improving the user experience for passengers and airlines.

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