easyJet adds Milan Bergamo; now 18th airport in Italy
easyJet has added Milan Bergamo to its network for this summer.
It’ll have one route – Olbia, Sardinia – which will operate between 28 May and 30 October on a once-daily basis.
It’ll compete directly with Volotea, which will have between two and 11 weekly flights in this period.
Two carriers have operated the route each year since S17, so the gap that easyJet saw. In S20, it was Volotea and Albawings; before that, Volotea and Air Italy.
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Bergamo – Olbia will have over 110,000 seats this summer, OAG data shows. This is 180% more than in S19 and 137% more than in S20.
The Lombardy airport will have 14 domestic routes across all airlines. Brindisi, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, and Lamezia Terme will be its top-five, with Olbia eighth.
18 airports in Italy for easyJet
The addition of Bergamo means that easyJet will serve 18 airports in Italy this summer with 196 routes.
These 18 are down by one over pre-coronavirus S19. Then, both Ancona and Genoa were served, albeit with only two and five routes respectively.
This summer, it’ll serve three airports in Lombardy: Malpensa, Linate, and now Bergamo. It’ll have 64 routes from them and be the second-largest carrier at them (if they’re combined). It’ll have 7% fewer seats at them than Ryanair and 50% more than Alitalia.
Olbia, meanwhile, will be easyJet’s fifth-largest Italian airport and one of six with more than one million seats. It’ll have 19 routes, of which Bergamo will be ninth.
easyJet will have 42% of Olbia’s summer seats, double number-two, Volotea.
Malpensa remains by far easyJet’s top Italian airport, with nearly six million seats scheduled and over three times as many as Naples.