Milan Bergamo Airport registers busiest first half of the year on record

Milan Bergamo Half Year Results

Milan Bergamo Airport has capped off a successful first half of the year by growing its passenger numbers 10% on the same period in 2023 to handle 8,417,014 travellers. This includes a 9.9% increase in passenger numbers on scheduled flights and a 29.5% rise on charter services. Overall, Italy’s third-busiest airport welcomed an additional 766,652 passengers compared to the first half of 2023.

The busiest destinations during the first half of the year included Tirana, Bucharest, London Stansted, and Naples, while Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt were the most in-demand charter routes.

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Cargo traffic also performed strongly, with 11,469,545 kilograms of freight handled during the first half of the year, representing an 8% increase over last year.

The strong growth is in part attributed to the launch of 17 new routes during the six-month period, introduced by eight airlines, including Aeroitalia, Dan Air, Eurowings, Lumiwings, Neos, Nile Air, Norwegian, and Ryanair.

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Additional new routes are to be added in the second half of the year, including Aeroitalia’s service to Palermo, Neos’ Amritsar link, and Ryanair flights to Salerno.

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During the first half of the year, Milan Bergamo Airport inaugurated its expanded northern apron and a new taxiway, enhancing its capacity and operational efficiency. The expansion includes three new aircraft stands, increasing the airport’s total to 48. This will be followed by the expansion of the passenger terminal, which will include 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.

Commenting on the record results, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at operator SACBO, said: “We are thrilled to report such a strong performance for the first half of 2024. These record-breaking numbers reflect our commitment to providing exceptional service and expanding our network to meet the growing demand. We are also pleased to witness diversity when analysing the needs of different travellers. The number of those interested in our premium products has increased significantly. This includes demand not only for our fast track and lounge services, but in particular our meet & greet service called BGYTOP, both by inbound and outbound travellers. Our customers really appreciate these premium options.”

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