Kiwi.com announces partnership with Milan Bergamo Airport with seamless passenger experience
London, 28 February 2019 — Kiwi.com, the global travel technology provider and pioneer in implementing state-of-the-art technological solutions, today announced its partnership with Milan Bergamo Airport, unveiling an own-brand stopover product called Bergamolynk.
The partnership is a first for the Italian travel market and is expected to boost passenger numbers via Milan Bergamo Airport (Italy’s third largest in terms of both passengers and freight). The Bergamolynk stopover product will enhance the experience for Kiwi.com customers travelling through the airport. The new partnership will offer benefits such as; fast tracking, baggage assistance and additional duty-free enhancements. The new stopover product is set to launch as part of the Bergamolynk website roll-out.
Kiwi.com’s proprietary Virtual Interlining capabilities provide solutions for the ever-increasing trend that currently sees more than 40 per cent of global passengers by-passing traditional booking practices in favor of creating their own itineraries, stopovers and transfers.
Milan Bergamo Airport expects to see a notable increase in passengers as Kiwi.com expands its offering to their global customer base, which increased by 88 per cent in the last year. Millions of searches daily are carried out on Kiwi.com for global flights. The Milan Bergamo Airport partnership adds to a list of European airports working alongside Kiwi.com in offering a unique Hosted Stopover Program to their customers.
Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at Milan Bergamo Airport, said: “We are pleased to have launched Bergamolynk, our stopover program at BGY airport. This will undoubtedly attract even more passengers to our airport and on our flights. The benefits that this Kiwi.com partnership brings will give a much richer experience to users throughout the booking process and their experiences when at the airport. Kiwi.com, is a natural partner for us, an organization at the cutting edge of travel technology, who will ensure that we too are kept at the forefront of airport, booking innovation and technological advances. By 2020 the airport will have expanded to accommodate over 20 million passengers”.
Zdeněk Komenda, Chief Business Development Officer at Kiwi.com, said: “Our latest partnership announcement with Milan Bergamo Airport adds several innovative features that we’ve been developing recently, our relentless focus being on improving the customer experience. Customer satisfaction and delight is always at the heart of our technological efforts, and we are delighted to partner with Milan Bergamo Airport to improve the airport experience.”
Using Kiwi.com’s unique algorithms, machine learning capabilities and data insights, passengers from over 150 countries are now able to access more than 3,650 unique flight combinations, across both full service and low-cost airlines, for travel via Milan Bergamo Airport.
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Kiwi.com (formerly Skypicker) was founded by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi in 2012. Powered by its proprietary algorithm that allows users to combine flights from nearly 500 airlines (Virtual Interlining), including many that do not normally cooperate, and its industry-leading Kiwi.com Guarantee, it is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe. It entered the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list in 7th place, becoming the highest ever ranked Czech company. Kiwi.com today handles 100 million-plus daily search queries and offers 225,000-plus price updates per minute, allowing users to obtain the best deals via notifications and Price Alerts. To learn more about Kiwi.com’s unique B2B offerings for airlines and airports, please contact [email protected]
About Milan Bergamo Airport
Milan Bergamo airport (BGY) confirmed its position in 2018 as the third Italian airport both for passengers (12,9 million) and freight. BGY has a wide catchment area and is located in one of the most prosperous European regions with 10+ million inhabitants, 900k companies and a GDP produced of over 128 billion euro. BGY is the first choice for millions of inhabitants in the prosperous areas of East Milan – Monza – Bergamo – Brescia, and attracts much business traffic. BGY airport is considered to be the gateway to Europe and North Italy. Once at BGY passengers can connect with more than 130 onward destinations and benefit from the excellent road links to their final destination. In 45 minutes the city center of Milan can be reached which is connects with frequent coach services — every 10 minutes. The airports proximity to tourist areas such as Livigno or Santa Caterina Valfurva or the Dolomites for ski lovers, and Garda, Como and Maggiore lakes makes it an ideal hub. By the end of 2020 the terminal expansion will be complete: 11 new boarding gates, 3 new baggage belts, a brand new VIP lounge, new shops and restaurants, facilitating up to 20 million passengers. The airport also anticipates that the new train link will bring additional passengers directly to the terminal. BGY offers a wide choice of services and facilities such as fast track, VIP lounges, BGYTOP meet and great, covered car parking, high quality retail shops, restaurants with starred chefs to meet all the various passenger requirements.