Milan Bergamo Airport opens expanded apron and new taxiway

Milan Bergamo Airport has also opened the new northern taxiway, Taxiway B, which will increase the airport’s capacity (Image credit: Milan Bergamo Airport)

Milan Bergamo Airport has opened the expanded northern apron and a new taxiway designed to support the airport’s growth and enhance the overall efficiency of operations.

The expanded apron now includes three new aircraft stands, bringing the total number of independent stands at the airport to 48 – 17 on the north apron and 31 on the south.

This development not only optimises the airport’s operational capacity but also significantly benefits airline partners by reducing runway occupancy times.

Milan Bergamo Airport has also opened the new northern taxiway, Taxiway B, which will increase the airport’s capacity.

This is in line with ongoing efforts to meet traffic growth and optimise the utilisation of the airport’s northern side, primarily for cargo, logistics, and maintenance operations.

These developments coincide with the recent unveiling of expansion plans for the passenger terminal, which will include a new check-in hall, a redesigned security control area equipped with the latest-generation X-ray systems for hold baggage, and an enlarged non-Schengen departures area. The project also includes the addition of two new boarding gates.

Airport operator SACBO has invested 41 million euros from its own resources into the project.

Upon completion, the eastern section of the passenger terminal will see an increase of 3,720 square metres on the ground floor and an additional 7,400 square metres on the first floor for the security controls area.

These enhancements reflect Milan Bergamo Airport’s commitment to continuous improvement and its ambition to provide its passengers and airline partners a world-class facility.

Giacomo Cattaneo, director of commercial aviation at SACBO, said: “Our latest infrastructure expansion and upcoming improvements at Milan Bergamo Airport are pivotal in our strategy to accommodate increasing passenger and cargo traffic while enhancing the overall user experience.

“These developments not only reflect our commitment to operational excellence but also position us for significant growth in the coming years.

“We are excited about these changes and confident that they will bring about a new era of efficiency and convenience for all our partners and passengers.”