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Just weeks ahead of Ukraine International Airlines’ inaugural flight to Chernivtsi, Milan Bergamo Airport announces its new airline partner’s second service to the Ukraine, linking the Italian airport to its main hub at Kiev Boryspil. Initially launching a twice-weekly service from 16 May, utilising its fleet of two-class configured 737-800s, the Ukrainian flag carrier will add a third flight from 4 June, before increasing to a daily service from 15 July.
Further diversifying Milan Bergamo’s range of carriers, Ukraine International Airlines’ new link will boost the airport’s onward connections via Kiev Boryspil. While providing Bergamo’s catchment area with access to the airline’s domestic route network in the Ukraine to points including Kharkiv, Lviv and Odessa, as well as region flights to Yerevan, Tbilisi and Tel Aviv, the new flight will make significant long-haul connectivity to Bangkok, Beijing and Colombo available to Italian travelers.
“Variety and connectivity are crucial to our growing airline portfolio and route network, and Ukraine International Airlines’ new services will open up a world of opportunity for our passengers. We will continue to work extensively with the airline to ensure good connectivity to all destinations in the future,” explains Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Aviation, SACBO. “There is a notable Ukrainian community within the region, as well as strong industry and trade, and these important connections will inject new demand for travel and help boost Milan Bergamo’s network,” added Cattaneo.
“Over the years, Italy has been increasingly popular with our passengers from the Ukraine and beyond,” noted Evgeniya Satskia, Corporate Press Secretary, Ukraine International Airlines. “We have been continuously working on enhancing flights to Italian cities and, due to our successful partnership with Milan Bergamo, we can now offer daily services to give our customers the chance to enjoy a vast selection of attractions in Bergamo and beyond,” added Satskia.
Now boasting 16 carriers, and with 12 new routes still to commence in 2017, Milan Bergamo continues to experience solid growth. Recording over 8% passenger traffic growth in the first two months of the year, the new links to the Ukraine will further enhance the airport’s developments.
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