Ryanair grows in Bergamo: third hangar for maintenance



Investment of 4.5 million for the third largest structure of this type for the company in Europe

by Marco Morino

The new Ryanair hangar in Bergamo

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Ryanair, the number one airline in Italy and in Europe, has inaugurated the third maintenance hangar for its own fleet at the Bergamo-Orio al Serio airport. The hangar is the twin of the first opened in October 2016, to which a second pre-existing one was added and acquired in the summer of 2018.

The low-cost airline has invested over 4.5 million euros in Orio in these state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance plants, starting in 2016 with only one hangar. The Orio maintenance station, one of over 70 in Europe, now has three hangars and over 100 engineers and trainees, and is the third largest structure of its kind for Ryanair in Europe.

«As the leading airline in Italy – says Karsten Muehlenfeld, Ryanair's director of engineering – we are proud to open the third hangar at our maintenance facility in Bergamo. Ryanair is the largest airline of the airport, with over 100 million passengers in Bergamo since low-cost fares arrived at the airport in 2002. Bergamo – continues the manager – is Ryanair's largest Italian airport and the third of his network. This maintenance station and the required infrastructure investments, for a total of over 4.5 million euros, have created over 100 jobs in the engineering sector, confirming Ryanair's constant commitment to Italy and Bergamo ".

The airport of Orio, managed by Sacbo, continues to grow. The growth trend of the passenger movement since the beginning of the year is 5.8% which, if confirmed in the coming months, will lead the Orobic airport to consolidate the third position in the ranking of Italian airports (behind Fiumicino and Malpensa and at Linate and Venice) with a final projection of 13.6 million passengers. Among the ulterior innovations we remember the Bergamo-London Gatwick route opened by British Airways last September 1st and carried out every day, except Saturday, with a 177-seat Airbus 320. From 7 December 2019 the flight will become daily with the addition of Saturday.

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