New Route of the Day (16 January 2024): Norwegian between Tromsø and Milan BGY
Norwegian introduced a new seasonal winter service between Tromsø and Milan BGY on Tuesday January 16. The 2,725-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 186-seat 737-800 aircraft. The LCC becomes the only operator between the two cities. Flights will run until 3 April.
What they said
Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at operator SACBO, said: “Norwegian Air Shuttle enables us to expand our range of destinations at Milan Bergamo Airport towards the Scandinavian region, responding both to demand for incoming travel, allowing passengers to land in the heart of Lombardy for tourism and business reasons, as well as outbound interest. This strategic partnership with Norwegian Air Shuttle will be consolidated during 2024, opening up new opportunities”.
Norwegian to expand Milan BGY operations
Tromsø is the first of four new routes to be launched by Norwegian from Milan BGY this year. In addition, the carrier will add 4-weekly flights to Copenhagen from 31 March, 2-weekly services to Stavanger from 18 May, and 3-weekly rotations to Helsinki starting 2 June.
The new destinations will operate alongside seasonal Oslo and Bergen flights launched last year. Out of the four new routes, Tromsø and Stavanger in Norway are unserved out of Milan BGY, while both Copenhagen and Helsinki are maintained by Ryanair.
During the peak of S24, Norwegian will maintain 13-weekly flights out of Mian BGY, offering just over 2,430 departing seats per week.
Milan BGY sees record year
During 2023, Milan BGY handled 15.97 million passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 24.4% and an improvement of 15.3% on the previous record achieved in 2019.
Milan BGY expanded its route network throughout 2023. Apart from Norwegian, other carriers to have commenced operations to the Italian airport last year include Flydubai, Georgian Airways, and Cabo Verde Airlines.
Ryanair, Air Arabia, Volotea, Wizz Air, and Aeroitalia all increased frequencies on existing routes or introduced new ones from Milan BGY during 2023. More than 140 destinations were served last year from the Italian airport in 42 countries by 25 scheduled airlines.