Orio al Serio International Airport

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Orio al Serio International Airport
Aeroporto di Bergamo-Orio al Serio
Il Caravaggio International Airport, Orio al Serio (BG).jpg
Airport type Public
Operator SACBO
Serves Bergamo and Milan, Italy
Location Orio al Serio
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 782 ft / 238 m
Coordinates 45°40′08″N 009°42′01″E / 45.66889°N 9.70028°E / 45.66889; 9.70028Coordinates: 45°40′08″N 009°42′01″E / 45.66889°N 9.70028°E / 45.66889; 9.70028
Website www.orioaeroporto.it/en/
BGY is located in Bergamo
Location of airport on map of Bergamo
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,934 9,630 Asphalt
12/30 778 2,552 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 11,159,631
Passenger change 15–16 Increase 7.3%
Aircraft movements 79,953
Movements change 15–16 Increase 5.1%
Source: List of the busiest airports in Europe, Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Orio al Serio International Airport[3] (IATA: BGYICAO: LIME), also known as Il Caravaggio International Airport, is an international airport located in the municipal territory of Orio al Serio, 2 nautical miles (3.7 kilometres; 2.3 miles) southeast of Bergamo in Italy. The airport is 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Milan, which it serves together with Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport, the city's two primary airports. The airport served 11,159,631 passengers in 2016 and is the third busiest in Italy.[2]

Despite being called Milan/Bergamo Airport or similar by some low-cost airlines, neither "Milan" nor "Bergamo" are part of the airports official naming.[3]

The airport is managed by SACBO, a company partially owned by SEA – Aeroporti di Milano, the operator of Linate and Malpensa airports. SEA, the company that runs the latter two airports, also holds a 31% stake in SACBO.[4] It is named "Il Caravaggio" after the Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, who lived as a child at Caravaggio in the Province of Bergamo.[5]


Ground handling services are provided by SACBO and Airport Global Services. Security services were formerly provided by SACBO with the supervision of the Polizia di Frontiera (Border Police), Guardia di Finanza (Italian Customs Police) and Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile (Italy's Civil Aviation Authority). Due to labour disputes and costs the security services have been outsourced to a private security firm (Fidelitas).

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Heraklion
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Air Dolomiti Seasonal charter: Cagliari
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Lanzarote, Lourdes, Málaga, Mostar, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Olbia
APG Airlines Nice
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest, Constanța, Liverpool (begins 26 March 2017)[6]
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Heraklion, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Pantelleria, Preveza (begins 13 July 2017),[7] Rhodes, Skiathos, Santorini, Zakynthos
BMI Regional Munich
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurgada
Freebird Seasonal charter: Antalya
Meridiana Naples
Seasonal: Brindisi, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Mostar, Mykonos, Olbia, Rhodes, Sharm el-Sheikh
Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca, Sal
Mistral Air Tirana
Seasonal: Catania
Seasonal charter: Comiso, Gran Canaria, Kos, Lampedusa, Menorca, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki
Neos Seasonal charter: Catania, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh
operated by LOT Polish Airlines
Seasonal charter: Tallinn
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Pobeda Moscow-Vnukovo
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bratislava, Brindisi, Bristol, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 27 March 2017),[8] Eindhoven, Fes, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Hamburg, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Lourdes, Luxembourg (begins 27 March 2017), Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Naples (begins 1 May 2017),[9] Niš, Nuremberg, Oradea (begins 29 March 2017),[10] Ostrava, Palermo, Pescara, Plovdiv (begins 30 October 2017),[11] Porto, Prague, Riga, Sandefjord, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tallinn, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Timișoara, Trapani, Valencia, Vilnius, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze, Wrocław, Zaragoza
Seasonal: Billund, Bremen, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Cork, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kalamata, Knock, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santander, Vigo (begins 26 March 2017)[12]
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Sal[13]
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal: Riga
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca
Volotea Seasonal: Lampedusa, Pantelleria
Vueling Seasonal charter: Menorca
Wizz Air Bucharest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Debrecen, Gdańsk, Iași, Katowice, Poznań, Prague, Skopje, Sofia, Suceava, Timişoara, Varna (begins 22 July 2017),[14] Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Belgrade, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne/Bonn, Geneva, Ljubljana
DHL Aviation
operated by European Air Transport Leipzig
Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Châlons Vatry, East Midlands, Leipzig/Halle, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Treviso
DHL Aviation
operated by Swiftair
Ancona, Pisa, Vitoria, East Midlands
UPS Airlines
operated by Star Air (Maersk)
Bologna, Cologne/Bonn, Pescara



Orio al Serio Airport – Traffic Information
Year Passengers Movements Cargo tons
2005 4,356,143 51,635 136,339
2006 5,244,794 (+20.4%) 56,358 (+9.1%) 140,630 (+3.1%)
2007 5,741,734 (+9.5%) 61,364 (+8.9%) 134,449 (-4.4%)
2008 6,482,590 (+12.9%) 64,390 (+4.9%) 122,398 (-9.0%)
2009 7,160,008 (+10.4%) 65,314 (+1.4%) 100,354 (-18.0%)
2010 7,661,061 (+7.2%) 67,167 (+6.3%) 106,050 (+6.5%)
2011 8,419,948 (+9.7%) 71,514 (+5.7%) 112,556 (+5.3%)
2012 8,801,392 (+5.5%) 72,420 (+4.3%) 116,730 (+4.0%)
2013 8,882,611 (+0.9%) 69,974 (-3.4%) 115,950 (-0.7%)
2014 8,696,085 (-2.1%) 66,390 (-5.1%) 122,488 (+5.6%)
2015 10,404,625 (+18.6%) 76,078 (+12.4%) 121,045 (-1.8%)

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from Bergamo (from 2012)[15]
Rank City Passengers 2014 Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 (o.w.) Airline
1 Bari, Apulia 395,912 398,801 185,188 Ryanair
2 Cagliari, Sardinia 351,967 378,223 189,440 Ryanair
3 Lamezia Terme, Calabria 337,278 344,402 175,985 Ryanair
4 Brindisi, Apulia 321,557 320,075 160,847 Ryanair
5 Catania, Sicily 316,688 197,628 n.a. Ryanair
6 Palermo, Sicily 316,099 310,468 151,766 Ryanair
7 Trapani, Sicily 221,158 225,746 111,730 Ryanair
8 Alghero, Sardinia 171,972 169,041 85,680 Ryanair
9 Pescara, Abruzzo 149,862 151,389 78,868 Ryanair
Busiest European Routes from Bergamo (from 2012)[15]
Rank City Passengers 2014 Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 Airline
1 London-Stansted, United Kingdom 433,762 372,387 346,870 Ryanair
2 Charleroi, Belgium 276,701 298,445 293,707 Ryanair
3 Barcelona, Spain 249,108 223,236 299,985 Ryanair
4 Beauvais, France 216,251 218,509 219,474 Ryanair
5 Valencia, Spain 206,733 196,978 186,484 Ryanair
6 Madrid, Spain 170,258 125,762 201,613 Ryanair
7 Dublin, Ireland 148,368 132,571 123,659 Ryanair
8 Bucharest, Romania 144,255 152,895 159,272 Blue Air, Wizz Air
9 Manchester, United Kingdom 118,321 114,136 102,345 Ryanair
10 Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany 116,148 83,651 89,554 Ryanair
11 Vilnius, Lithuania 113,560 99,493 95,044 Ryanair, Wizz Air
12 Sevilla, Spain 112,252 110,611 112,710 Ryanair
13 Stockholm-Skavsta, Sweden 110,575 112,713 112,259 Ryanair
14 Kraków, Poland 109,426 110,264 104,214 Ryanair
15 Eindhoven, Netherlands 109,320 109,824 107,090 Ryanair
16 Ibiza, Spain 105,693 95,678 97,635 AlbaStar, Ryanair
17 Sofia, Bulgaria 98,201 102,546 94,794 Wizz Air
18 Luqa, Malta 92,244 78,863 - Ryanair
19 Budapest, Hungary 91,377 102,955 185,536 Ryanair
20 Porto, Portugal 90,419 93,279 n.a. Ryanair
Busiest non-EU Routes from Bergamo (from 2012)[15]
Rank City Passengers 2014 Passengers 2013 Passengers 2012 Airline
1 Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Turkey 107,222 120,750 106,643 Pegasus Airlines
2 Marsa Alam, Egypt 75,919 57,838 64,772 Neos, Meridiana, Small Planet, Trawel Fly
3 Casablanca, Morocco 72,808 79,882 63,737 Air Arabia Maroc
4 Kyiv, Ukraine 63,817 84,543 n.a. Wizz Air
5 Tirana, Albania 52,276 63,730 n.a. Belle Air

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 5 August 2016, during the night, Boeing 737-476 (SF) registered HA-FAX, operated by ASL Airlines Hungary, overshot while landing on runway 28 in Bergamo and came to a stop on a parking lot and on a secondary highway lane that is around the airport, 300 m from the runway end. No one was injured, but some cars were destroyed and the plane sustained substantial damages. The plane was removed from the street in the same day. The air traffic remained unvaried without delays.[16]

Ground transportation[edit]


The A4 is one of the main road networks that links the Airport and you will have to pay a toll to enter the Airport from this road. Please note that the road signs for the Airport use the name "Milano Bergamo Airport" and not its official name. Public taxis are available in the arrivals section and operate from the airport. There are quite a few car rental companies that can provide car hire service from the airport.


There are several public transportation links to and from downtown Milan, including express coaches.[17] There are further connections to/from Bergamo city center, Arezzo, Bologna, Brescia, Monza, Turin, Malpensa Airport, and Milan Trade Exhibition Center, Parma, Torino, Verona.


The nearest railway station is Bergamo railway station which is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away. There is no official shuttle between the airport and the railway station. A bus service operated by ATB can take you to the Airport in about 10mins from the train station.[18]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Orio al Serio International Airport at Wikimedia Commons