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Good end of the year for Milano Bergamo Airport


Milan Bergamo Airport is ending the year on a high note, welcoming its sixth new airline and officially opening its new terminal extension.

The new airline, Moldovan low-cost carrier (LCC) HiSky, inaugurated flights between Bergamo and Baia Mare and Târgu Mureş in Romania on Monday and will add a service to Moldovan capital, Chisinau, from Christmas eve.

The airport notes that all three services will link the Lombardy region to historic and economic centres of Romania and Moldova.

HiSky’s twice weekly service to Chisinau will immediately ensure it of a 32% share of the market to the Moldovan capital. It faces no direct competition on the routes to Baia Mare and Târgu Mureş.

Milan Bergamo Airport operator, SACBO, says that the three new services will offer 56,000 departing seats from the Italian city in 2022, significantly boosting the airport’s network.

SACBO’s commercial aviation director, Giacomo Cattaneo, comments: “This year has been another of hardships for everyone, but I’m more than proud to have been able to see so many new airlines join our portfolio. It feels an appropriate end to 2021 to welcome our sixth new carrier, HiSky, in the run up to the festive season.

“Milan Bergamo already supports flights to Bacâu, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Craiova, Iasi, and Bucharest Otopeni in Romania, so it is great that we can now offer two further destinations to what is a growing market for us, while the additional services to Chisinau will support the growing demand from our customers to visit the most prosperous locality in Moldova.”

In addition to celebrating new routes, Milan Bergamo also marked the inauguration of the airport’s new airside terminal, now complete with the addition of six boarding gates, baggage carousels and added retail offerings.

While the new infrastructure was opened to passengers last month, last week saw Bergamo ministers and officials, and representatives from SACBO observe the investment the airport has made to improve passenger experience.

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