Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1937
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1937: Airport opens as a military airfield
    • 1970: Converted to civilian use and begins commercial operations
    • 2015: Completion of major terminal expansion and modernization
  • Significant Events:
    • 2003: Ryanair establishes a base, significantly increasing passenger traffic
    • 2017: Rebranding as Milan Bergamo Airport

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: VIP Lounge, Sala VIP
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, local Italian products, and international brands
    • Restaurants: McDonald’s, Autogrill, Illy Caffè, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: Buses to Bergamo, Milan, and other nearby cities
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Single terminal serving both domestic and international flights
  • Airport Layout MapInteractive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Ryanair, Wizz Air, Blue Air, Pegasus Airlines, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 100 destinations worldwide including London, Madrid, Bucharest, and Istanbul
  • Flight StatusReal-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 2-3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • NH Orio al Serio
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • B&B Hotel Bergamo
    • Winter Garden Hotel Bergamo Airport
    • Starhotels Cristallo Palace

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • VIP Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
    • Sala VIP: Access for certain ticket classes and membership programs
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in various lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the NH Orio al Serio and Winter Garden Hotel Bergamo Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 13 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 100,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 100,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including terminal upgrades and increased capacity
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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