Milan Bergamo gets set for British Airways’ Gatwick service

Milan Bergamo Airport welcomes the much-longed-for arrival of British Airways on the gateway’s carrier roll call, launching the UK flag carrier’s high frequency link to London Gatwick yesterday.

Commenting on the route, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO, says: “It is very encouraging to see that British Airways recognises the potential of Milan Bergamo and our proximity to both Milan and the beautiful Italian lakes of Como and Garda. This six times weekly service illustrates the appeal of Bergamo as a destination, for both leisure and business travellers, as well as the strength of the wider area to the London market as we offer over 250,000 two-way seats available to our customers from now until the end of the year.”

Facing no direct competition on the link with London Gatwick, British Airways brings the number of London airports served from Milan Bergamo to three. The UK flag carrier’s new operation complements existing services from London Southend and London Stansted, as well as adding an additional 31,000 two-way seats to the Milan Bergamo-London market between now and the end of 2019.

Adding to this, Cattaneo notes the popularity of skiing for UK customers, and Bergamo’s excellent Alpine winter offering: “Just a short distance north of the airport are the Italian Alps, which have incredible ski slopes for anyone from beginner to professional level. With an additional Saturday service from Gatwick starting in December, those travelling from the UK can truly make the most of the ski season this winter.”

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:

Already launched:

  • 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;
  • 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.

To launch:

  • 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.
  • Albastar, winter seasonal ad-hoc service to Catania becoming regular to operate twice weekly from 25 July until 10 September.

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