Milan Bergamo Airport is expanding its route network this summer with 14 new connections set to start of which eight are unserved markets.
Last year, the Italian gateway welcomed 12.3 million passengers, growth of 10.5 per cent on 2016, and this number is set to grow further as this summer 1,300 additional flights will be operated.
The summer also sees the arrival of Milan Bergamo’s 19th carrier as Air Arabia Egypt launches a twice-weekly connection to Borg el Arab on 4 May. Egypt’s second largest city becomes the airport’s third destination to the country.
Among new routes being added to the network are Ukraine International Airlines’ twice-weekly service to Kharkiv from 27 April, which will be the carrier’s fifth Bergamo link.
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea will also add Bergamo’s 1st routes to Croatia when it adds services to Split and Dubrovnik on 25 May and 28 May, respectively. In addition, it will increase its presence on Bergamo’s domestic network with a three times weekly service to Olbia on 26 May.
And Blu Express commences flights to Kos and Karpathos in Greece on 15 June and 24 June, respectively. This will take the number of Greece routes from Bergamo to 15. The LCC also recently announced the first link to Cape Verde from 16 May, a weekly service to Sal becoming the airline’s 12th route from Bergamo this summer.
Low-cost heavyweight carrier Ryanair will offer 88 destinations from Milan Bergamo during the summer. For this year, it had added twice-weekly links to Tangiers, Poznan, Bourgas, Lappeenranta and Paphos from 27-29 March, and a daily service to Crotone on 1 June – its 11th domestic route from the Italian airport.
SACBO director of aviation, Giacomo Cattaneo said: “We’re happy to be able to deliver an exciting set of new routes for our customers this year. We work closely with all our airline partners to add new destinations, as well as making some of our well-established network points more accessible than before, to ensure we continue the growth trend we experienced last year throughout 2018 and beyond.”