Milan Bergamo welcomes Ryanair’s Boeing 737 MAX 8-200

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The revolutionary revival of Milan Bergamo

Milan Bergamo Airport is expected to welcome the revolutionary new Boeing 737-8200 later this month, along with airline partner Ryanair. Labeled as the ‘game changer’ of airplanes, the super low cost Irish carrier will present the first of its new fleet on July 20 at the Italian airport. The new 737 MAX variant, featuring a larger capacity with 197 seats (vs 189 of the standard 737-800), 40% less noise and 16% less CO2 emissions, will play a crucial role in the resumption of traffic passengers in the Lombardy region.

In a conference with Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson last week, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO said: “We recognize the importance of the arrival of Ryanair’s new aircraft, the first of its kind not only in Milan Bergamo but throughout Italy. Before the end of the summer season, we anticipate that up to five 737-8200 will be based at our airport, with five more by mid-2022, gradually replacing the currently based B737-800. Cattaneo added: “Ryanair’s increased fleet, lower fares and greener flights will be essential for the recovery of the local economy, boosting tourism in our region and providing better connectivity for Italian travelers.. “

Following the announcement of seven new destinations – Banja Luka, Belfast City, Kos, Menorca, Preveza, Suceava and Zagreb – Ryanair will operate 105 routes from Milan Bergamo this summer, offering more than 600 weekly options to those from the major watershed of the airport.

New partners, new routes and returns

After the historic opportunity to welcome easyJetfirst flight from Milan to Bergamo on May 28, the airport’s new partner airline confirmed the continued growth of its national and international network from Lombardy. Joining the previously launched connections to Olbia and Malaga, the low-cost company announced remarkable connections to Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle from September 6. Operating three times a week to the Netherlands and four times a week to France, easyJet passengers will benefit from a total of 70 connections at major hubs in both countries.

The coming winter season will see the development of Milan Bergamo continue with the arrival of its last confirmed partner, Eurowings, while the Lufthansa subsidiary inaugurates its inaugural link with Düsseldorf. Initially launching a four-times-a-week service from October 31, the German carrier will increase the frequency to six times a week by February 2022. “The entry of Eurowings in our air calls list will be a big boost to our connectivity with the remarkable economic zones of Düsseldorf and the industrial belt of the Ruhr,», Explains Cattaneo.

The ongoing resumption of services from the Lombardy gateway has recently seen Blue panorama return to his network. From early July, the Italian airline restarted its bi-weekly operations to Lampedusa, increasing flight options to the Mediterranean Sea island for Milan Bergamo customers.

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