Milan Bergamo maintains development strategy

(Photo: SACBO)

Completion is set for 2030, with plans for new rail services and mobility facilities

Milan Bergamo announced it is continuing with its 2030 infrastructure development masterplan, following the recent unveiling of its new extra-Schengen arrivals area.

The revamp – which is set to cost around €435m – will increase the size of the terminal to 70,000sqm.

Extension work on the west side of the building is also underway to prepare for a future direct connection to railway services. This aims to increase connectivity for passengers travelling through the airport.

Giacomo Cattaneo, director of commercial aviation at SACBO, wants all customers to make use of the new advances: “While we increase and develop our infrastructure, we remain loyal to our ‘easy’ approach for both passengers and our airline partners. We want to ensure we continue to be a quick and vibrant airport, full of services and facilities for all.”

Cattaneo added, “As everyone becomes more conscious and aware of those around them, it is even more important for us to ensure each and every one of our passengers, regardless of their ability levels, have access to our premium products to allow them to pass through safely and efficiently.”

Passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) have been a primary focus, so facilities such as the PRM lounge has been introduced for those with special requirements.

As well as the growth of the airport itself, the route network is also increasing. Celebrations commenced last Friday (Oct 23) as the airport handled Blue Panorama’s inaugural flight to Dakar. There are hopes to expand the range of African destinations on offer to include Morocco and Egypt.

The facility, which is located 28 miles northeast of Milan, is the third busiest international airport in Italy behind Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.