Milan Bergamo Airport sees record results and busy year ahead
Milan Bergamo Airport concluded 2023 with unprecedented success, achieving historic milestones in passenger numbers and flight operations, while continuing to develop its infrastructure to cater for the record volume of traffic.
The airport welcomed a total of 15,974,386 passengers through its doors in 2023, marking a notable year-on-year increase of 21.4%. This figure not only signifies a robust recovery but also represents substantial growth of 15.3% compared to the pre-pandemic 2019. Milan Bergamo Airport has, for the first time in its history, crossed the 15 million passenger threshold, welcoming an additional 2.1 million travellers compared to 2019.
Flight operations witnessed a significant increase in 2023 as well, totalling 101,696. The year-on-year growth in this sector stood at an impressive 14.5%, surpassing both 2022 and the pre-pandemic 2019 (6.6%).
Global connectivity and new routes
Milan Bergamo Airport expanded its global reach in 2023, connecting to a total of 154 destinations in 42 countries through 25 scheduled carriers. The year saw the introduction of 24 new routes and the arrival of four new airlines, including Cabo Verde Airlines, Georgian Airways, Flydubai, and Norwegian, further solidifying the airport’s position as a gateway to north Italy and the Lombardy region.
Existing partnerships with other carriers were further strengthened last year, with increased frequencies on exiting destinations and the introduction of new routes. Ryanair commenced flights to eight new destinations, while Aeroitalia grew its footprint at Milan Bergamo with seven additional routes. Furthermore, Volotea added three new points from its Bergamo network.
Notably, during 2023, Norwegian commenced operations to the airport with new services from Oslo and Bergen, which will be further enhanced with the launch of four additional routes during 2024.
The arrival of Flydubai from Dubai and Air Arabia from Sharjah has positioned Milan Bergamo Airport as a preferred choice for passengers connecting to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Infrastructure development for airlines and passengers
In addition to its operational success, Milan Bergamo Airport invested in infrastructure development throughout 2023.
Commencing work on the new taxiway (B) and the expansion of the North Apron mark the beginning of enhancing facilities for airlines.
The completion of the new logistics park in the north apron, featuring two warehouses (including a UPS gateway), new custom clearance, offices, and improved road accessibility, has showcased the airport’s commitment to providing modern and efficient facilities.
As Milan Bergamo Airport reflects on its achievements in 2023, it is also looking ahead to a promising future. With a focus on continued expansion, an improved passenger experience, and innovation, the airport aims to introduce more routes and partnerships in 2024, further solidifying its pivotal role in the Lombardy region and northern Italy.