Milan Bergamo upcoming new airline routes

A 5% year-on-year increase, 2019 seems set to beat 2018 as the most successful year in the airport’s history. 19 carriers operate from the airport in S19, including Austrian low-cost carrier Lauda, and soon British Airways with a six times weekly service from London Gatwick. Sunday 25th June was also a historic day for Milan Bergamo, with 47,859 passengers passing through the airport’s doors; the busiest day in Bergamo’s history.

2019 has also seen the return of flights to Egypt and to Turkey, both as scheduled and as charter services. Pegasus Airlines offers up to 12 weekly flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen; with scheduled flights to Egypt served by Air Arabia Egypt, Air Cairo and Albastar. On the charter side, Marsa Alam has become the first destination from BGY, growing 57% over the same 6 months of 2018.

Setting apart this summer from other recent successes, however, is the upcoming temporary closure of Milan Linate Airport between 27 July and 27 October. This will see significant volumes of traffic move from the airport to Milan Bergamo, on top of existing traffic growth.

Upcoming route launches

During the coming months, several airlines are launching new destinations from Milan Bergamo, either temporarily or on a regular basis:

Airline Destination Start Frequency
Vueling Barcelona 24 July Four times weekly
Albastar Catania 26 July Twice-weekly
Alitalia Rome Fiumicino 27 July 28 weekly flights
Blue Panorama Airlines Kefalonia 29 July Twice-weekly
British Airways London Gatwick 1 September Six times weekly
Ryanair Marseilles 2 October Four times weekly
Ryanair Agadir 28 October Twice-weekly
Ryanair Aqaba 30 October Twice-weekly

“With 2019 already proving to be another record-breaking year for us in terms of passenger numbers, and a great offering of new routes available to our customers this summer, our positive traffic growth trend looks set to continue,” states Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO. “The anticipated surge in traffic from the upcoming temporary closure of Milan Linate will be a challenge, but our team is looking forward to rising to the occasion and giving our brand exposure to customers and airlines who may not have experienced the fantastic service we offer,” added Cattaneo.