Passenger traffic at Milan Bergamo continues to climb in 2019, with more people choosing to fly from the airport. The growth comes at a time when passenger satisfaction at the airport continues to improve, a result of the airport making investments of up to €450 million as part of its 2030 development plan.
Keflavik Airport has confirmed that Wizz Air is set to begin flights to Krakow from 16 September, a route it will operate twice-weekly. With this news, the ULCC has become the first non-Icelandic airline to reach a double-digit route count from the Icelandic hub, with it now boasting 10 destinations from the airport.
Milan Bergamo has announced that from 1 September 2019, UK flag carrier British Airways will begin operations from the airport. Linking to London Gatwick, the oneworld member will offer six weekly flights using A320s, and gives a new business class option between Milan Bergamo and the UK capital.
Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Frankfurt and Paris. The deadline for submitting offers is 2 May 2019 at 12:00 RO local time.
Wizz Air starts its ninth destination from Billund, a twice-weekly service to Kiev Zhulyany, the most central airport serving the Ukraine capital. Based on Statistics Denmark data, over 13,000 Ukrainians live in Denmark, with more than half of this population living in Jutland, in which Billund Airport lies at the heart.
Budapest Airport welcomes the announcement that Ryanair will commence two further new routes during W19/20, as the Irish ultra-low-cost carrier confirms it will launch links to Lisbon and Porto, becoming the airline’s 43rd and 44th routes from the Hungarian gateway.
Münster/Osnabrück is an international airport located in the northwest of Germany between the cities of Münster and Osnabrück. It handled more than one million passengers in 2018 but is now looking to expand its network further with more leisure links and European city destinations.
Budapest Airport confirms another momentous enhancement to its route network development, with the confirmation that Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, will launch a three times weekly 787-9-operated service from China’s largest city, Shanghai, starting 7 June.
Already heading into 2019 with historic developments under its belt, Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced further great news as regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will add Jersey and Guernsey to the airport’s expanding route network this summer.
LOT Polish Airlines confirms it will base an E195 at Budapest from 2 September, allowing the carrier to launch 12 times weekly services to Bucharest and Brussels. The investment adds to the airline’s existing transatlantic routes to New York JFK and Chicago, plus multi-daily flights to London, Warsaw and Krakow.
Jörgen Kearsley, GM Aviation Marketing at Hamburg Airport, finds it “a little incongruous” that there is no direct flight between Hamburg and Bangkok. With 96,000 passengers flying between the two cities last year, and having to change planes at least once to do so, we are inclined to agree. It’s Hamburg’s largest international offline market, and it’s growing – by 3.2% annual in 2018 and by 34% over the last 5 years.
Having operated a successful series of flights over the festive period, Milan Bergamo can confirm that Vueling is to return for the Easter break with ad-hoc flights from Barcelona. With Barcelona being one of Milan Bergamo’s most popular routes, the flights add more opportunity to the pivotal airport pair.