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Milan Bergamo Airport anticipates record summer with new routes and increased capacity

Milan Bergamo Airport surpasses 15 million passengers and expands global connectivity

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 8.4% year-on-year to a record 12.5 million seats during the summer season, which runs between 31 March and 26 October.

Ryanair, as Milan BGY’s largest carrier, will add over half a dozen new routes. They will 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 will 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 will continue 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, will expand with the introduction of 4-weekly rotations to Hannover, complementing its existing Dusseldorf service and bringing Milan BGY’s count of German destinations to eight.

Lumiwings and Aeroitalia will expand the northern Italian airport’s domestic connectivity with new services to Foggia and Perugia. In addition, both Aeroitalia and Dan Air will add 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.

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Further afield, Neos will inaugurate a weekly roundtrip to Boa Vista in Cape Verde. Being one of the archipelago’s closest islands to Africa, the exotic new destination becomes Milan BGY’s second in the country, complementing Sal, which was introduced by Cabo Verde Airlines last summer.

Commenting on the airport’s expanding network, which will include close to 150 destinations, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at SACBO, said: “We are delighted to unveil our extensive lineup of new routes and increased capacity for the 2024 summer season. These enhancements not only offer travellers more choices and convenience but also demonstrate our ongoing commitment to driving connectivity and supporting the region’s economic development.”

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