24.05.19

THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT DANILO TONINELLI VISITS THE SACBO EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Today saw a visit from the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Danilo Toninelli to the executive offices of SCABO, the company managing Milan Bergamo Airport, where he was welcomed by the Managing Director Emilio Bellingardi who, together with the executive staff of the company, illustrated the new airport development plan and the programmes for infrastructural work both under way and scheduled aimed at bringing the airport in line with the needs of passenger movement.

Minister Toninelli in a later meeting with the press confirmed that the project to create a rail link between Bergamo station and the airport in Orio al Serio, for a length of 4.5 km, will be financed within the framework of the decree to promote construction works and completed within the time frame forecast by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana - the Italian Railway Network company - with the nomination of a commissioner who will oversee the works.

24.05.19

THE OPENING TIMES FOR THE VISITBERGAMO INFOPOINT AT MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT HAVE BEEN EXTENDED

Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) is climbing ever higher and with it the Infopoint Gate operated by VisitBergamo in the international airport managed by SACBO.

In order to provide the best possible assistance to the ever-increasing number of tourists arriving at Bergamo airport during the evening, as of the first of June the opening hours for the Infopoint from Monday to Saturday will be extended by two hours, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (in comparison to the current closing time of 8 p.m.).

The opening hours for Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will remain unchanged.

nfo: tel. +39 035 320402 - website www.visitbergamo.net

17.05.19

SACBO AND BIS OFFER 6 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER STUDY IN IRELAND

The six students will spend four weeks, from 21 July to 16 August, in Dublin, Ireland, and will visit the Ryanair general headquarters.

The scholarships were assigned to Davide Bonafini and Veronica Marenzi, students from the Vittorio Emanuele II Commerce and Tourism Institute of Bergamo, Beatrice Damiani from the Opera Sant’Alessandro Scientific High School, Daniele Campese from the Falcone Linguistic High School, Eleonora Mauro from the Secco Suardo High School and Davide Gagliardi from the Maxwell Aeronautical Institute of Milan.

10.05.19

BAROLO FROM THE WESTERN REGION AT MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT

On Friday 10 May, at the “Italy Loves Food” point in the Ilario Testa Food Court, Departures Terminal - Gate 11, from 11:30 to 15:30, a meeting was held with various producers and their wines from the western side of the DOCG production area of the ‘King’ of wines: Barolo.

There were six wineries present: Cantine Ascheri (offices in Bra and vineyards in the Barolo DOCG production area), Giuseppe Ellena (la Morra), Agostino Bosco (La Morra), Umberto Fracassi Ratti Mentone (Cherasco), Cascina Gavetta (Novello) and Le Strette (Novello). Each winery brought two vintages of the famous wine to try, and the tasting also included a Nascetta DOC, a Dolcetto d’Alba DOC and a Langhe DOC.

10.05.19

VOLOTEA REOPENS SUMMER ROUTES FROM MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT TO PANTELLERIA, OLBIA AND LAMPEDUSA

Volotea, the low-cost airline connecting medium and small destinations in Europe, is investing in Milan Bergamo Airport and re-opening routes for the summer to Pantelleria (from 11 May, up to 2 weekly flights in the busiest period on Saturdays and Sundays, for a total of 10,500 tickets on sale), Lampedusa (from 11 May, 2 weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays for a total of 12,600 tickets on sale) andOlbia(an exclusive route for the airline, available from 31 May, up to 9 flights a week in the busiest period, for a total of 33,000 tickets on sale). There are also exclusive Volotea flights to Croatia: from 4 June, flights recommence for Split, and the following day, the Dubrovnik route reopens.

All of the routes to and from Milan Bergamo Airport are available on the website www.volotea.com, from travel agents, or by calling the Volotea call centre on 895 895 44 04.