Milan Bergamo Airport’s route network development has continued with the significant announcement of the Italian gateway’s new airline partner, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ link to Tel Aviv. Set to commence on June 1st, Arkia will launch the airport’s first direct link to Israel.
Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Milan Malpensa winter schedule, with seven new routes on offer later this year. Flights to Alicante, Eindhoven, Katowice, Lamezia, Liverpool, Palermo and Valencia will be added to the schedule.
Milan Bergamo Airport witnessed another year of robust growth throughout 2016, welcoming close to one million more passengers than the year before. Experiencing 7.2 per cent passenger traffic growth, Milan Bergamo was Italy’s third busiest airport last year, handling over 11.1 million passengers – a new record for the gateway.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has premiered an original short film directed by Matt Tyrnauer, author of the documentary feature Valentino: The Last Emperor. Seen through the eyes of local tastemakers, Made in Milan presents the city’s iconic landmarks alongside its hidden treasures, an intimate insight into Milan’s rich culture, timeless style and artisanal craft. The film is part of celebrations surrounding the opening of Katata Hospitality-owned Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan.
Pope Francis, and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi have both welcomed guests to Milan as Expo 2015 gets underway. A spectacular show of the Frecce Tricolori soaring over the Expo site officially started the Universal Exhibition, as Renzi said: “Expo 2015 shall be a place of freedom, a moment of confrontation for new generations, let’s demonstrate that Italy is proud of its roots, of its traditions, but the most important page has still to be written by all of us.”