Posted on: 02 September 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Italy’s Milan Bergamo Airport is now offering a link to London’s Gatwick with British Airways. The service, which launched on Sunday 1 September, is the only route from the south of England to the East Lombardy region of Milan. The route has already seen significantly high demand and services will be increased from six times weekly to daily from December 2019.
Sunday’s flight marks the long-awaited inaugural flight from the UK’s largest full-service airline. Facing no direct competition on the link with London Gatwick, the UK flag carrier’s new operation complements the existing services from London Southend and London Stansted.
Cattaneo also notes the popularity of the airport for passengers travelling from the UK capital for a winter sports break. “Just a short distance north of the airport are the Italian alps, which have incredible ski slopes for anyone from beginner to professional level. With an additional Saturday service from Gatwick starting in December, those travelling from the UK can truly make the most of the ski season this winter.”