The gateway to Italy’s East Lombardy region, Milan Bergamo Airport welcomed the return of  Alitalia with a high frequency link to Rome Fiumicino at the weekend. The new route marks the return of the Italian legacy carrier to the airport’s domestic market for the first time after an eight-year hiatus.

“It’s not every day that an airline as big and as well-known as Alitalia commences a flight from your airport to one of the world’s most famous capital cities,” said Giacomo Cattaneo, director of commercial aviation, SACBO. “The optimal schedule gives all passengers in our densely populated catchment area the benefit of a same-day return to Rome, as well as prime choice of connections on the carrier’s extensive long-haul network from its largest base.”

The link will provide a vital service for all those travelling to or from Milan Bergamo and the surrounding provinces, as they will benefit from Alitalia’s vast global connections, including Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Los Angeles and Tokyo. “This route is very positive for both travel and tourism, as well as for Milanese businesses. There is an enormous attraction for companies based both in the cities and the provinces of Lombardy, even more so as our latest airline partner will offer fast-track security services to all passengers regardless of booking class,” adds Cattaneo.

Offering 28 weekly flights to Italy’s cosmopolitan capital from Milan Bergamo throughout S19, Alitalia will face no direct competition on the route.

Facing no direct competition, Alitalia initially planned to offer 28 weekly flights to Italy’s cosmopolitan capital from Milan Bergamo throughout S19 during the three month closure of Milan Linate. However Alitalia has now confirmed the extension of its link between the two cities throughout the winter season, when it will offer a three times daily service.

“It was clear from the outset that the market for Alitalia’s link was considerably healthy so it’s extremely welcome news that the carrier has already witnessed fantastic results and will continue to provide attractive services both for point-to-point traffic and for hub connections – a service in high demand within our region,” expressed a delighted Cattaneo.

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