Milan Bergamo celebrates Casablanca commitment from TUIfly Belgium
Milan Bergamo Airport welcomes the arrival of its latest new airline partner as TUIfly Belgium launches a new link to Casablanca, expanding the gateway’s connectivity to Morocco. The carrier, a subsidiary of the TUI Group, commenced a twice-weekly operation on Saturday to the African city, utilising the airline’s fleet of A320s and B737-family on the 2,007-kilometre sector.
“Casablanca is one of Africa’s most important cities, economically and demographically, so it’s good to see TUIfly Belgium recognise the possibilities and demand for such an additional link from Milan Bergamo and strengthening our African route network. It’s a pleasure to welcome a new partner to the airport, as well as its own extensive network now available to our passengers,” says Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO.
As TUIfly Belgium joins Milan Bergamo’s growing airline portfolio, the operation from its base in Casablanca boosts the airport’s existing services to Morocco’s largest city. Joining Air Arabia Maroc’s establishing operation the gateway will now offer close to 43,000 seats to the historic port throughout the peak summer season. Further enhancing the airport’s African destination map, Saturday’s new flight complements established links to Tangier, Fez and Marrakesh – the result of the capacity expansion will see Milan Bergamo offer 20 weekly flights and over 3,600 weekly seats to Africa during S19.
“TUIfly is in good company and among another four new airlines joining Milan Bergamo this year as we continue on course for another record-breaking year in 2019,” adds Cattaneo.
Notes to editors:
- SACBO S.p.A is the managing company of Milan Bergamo Airport, Italy’s third largest airport by annual passenger numbers and freight.
- Milan Bergamo Airport welcomed 12.9 million passengers in 2018, flying on the airport’s services to over 125 destinations across 38 countries.
- The passenger traffic growth in the year 2018 exceeded +4.9% year-on-year increase.
Milan Bergamo Airport’s 2019 route developments include:
- Lauda, nine times weekly service to Stuttgart, 27 February 2019;
- Lauda, twice-weekly service to Düsseldorf, 31 March 2019;
- Ryanair, daily service to Sofia, 1 April 2019;
- Ryanair, twice-weekly service to Zadar, 1 April 2019;
- Ryanair, four times weekly service to London Southend, 3 April 2019;
- Ryanair, weekly service to Kalamata, 7 May 2019;
- Ryanair, twice-weekly service to Heraklion, 2 June 2019;
- Ryanair, weekly service to Zakynthos, 7 June 2019;
- TUIfly Belgium, twice-weekly service to Casablanca, 8 June 2019.
- Blue Panorama Airlines, weekly service to Preveza, 17 July 2019;
- Vueling, three to four times weekly to Barcelona, 24 July 7 until 25 October 2019;
- Alitalia, 28 weekly flights to Rome Fiumicino, 27 July 2019;
- Blue Panorama Airlines, twice-weekly service to Kefalonia, 29 July 2019;
- British Airways, six times weekly service to London Gatwick, 1 September 2019;
- Ryanair, four times weekly service to Marseilles, 2 October 2019;
- Ryanair, twice-weekly service to Agadir, 28 October 2019;
- Ryanair, twice-weekly service to Aqaba, 30 October 2019.
Increased flight program:
- Blue Panorama Airlines, winter seasonal ad-hoc service to Reggio Calabria becoming regular to operate four times weekly in summer from 1 April and then daily (or more) until 26 October 2019.
- Lauda, six times weekly service to Stuttgart to increase to nine times weekly from 31 March 2019.
- Vueling, winter seasonal ad-hoc service to Barcelona repeated and extended during the months of April and May
- Albastar, winter seasonal ad-hoc service to Catania becoming regular to operate twice weekly from 25 July until 10 September.