Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round and will be in addition to British Airways’ existing flights to Milan Malpensa Airport from London City and to Milan Linate Airport from Heathrow.
Bergamo is Italy’s third largest airport gateway after Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa, and the airport currently has service to London through low-cost carrier, Ryanair. Ryanair has served London Stansted for a long time, but it will soon be launching service to London’s Southend Airport come April. British Airways, however, will be the first to offer a business class product between the two airports.
The route between London and Milan is a popular one, and just under 3.06 million passengers flew between the two cities in 2018, a growth of 5.1 percent from 2017. With such a high base of customers, British Airways decided to grow its offerings in the market giving travelers the opportunity to fly to Milan Bergamo. The airline’s new service from Gatwick gives travelers an alternative carrier to fly on with a business class option.
“Milan Bergamo adds another exciting destination to our Gatwick network and is perfectly located for a city break, a summer visit to the lakes or even a skiing holiday in the Alps,” said Adam Carson, British Airways’ Managing Director of Gatwick said in a press statement.
Milan’s Bergamo Airport is considered a gateway to Lake Como and Lake Garda, as well as to ski resorts and the Franciacorta wine region.
The new service will be flown utilizing the carrier’s 177-seat A320s.
Albert recently completed his undergraduate studies in Business Accounting at USC in Los Angeles and he is currently recruiting for a corporate analyst position at one of the U.S. legacy carriers. During his college years, he interned at LAX for Los Angeles World Airports working behind-the-scenes (and on the ramp) in public relations and accounting. Outside of writing for AirlineGeeks, he enjoys trekking the Hollywood hills, visiting new hotspots throughout SoCal, and doing the occasional weekender on Spirit Airlines.
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