Bergamo Airport Departures
Bergamo airport can get busy at times and delays can occur just like any other airport, so it's always advisable to keep up to date on departures times. This is especially important in bad weather, as flights could get delayed for several hours or event cancelled, so doing your research can prevent you from arriving at the airport too early and waiting in the departures lounges for longer than is needed.
To aid you with departures times, the table above provided live timing information of departures from Bergamo airport to help you keep updated with any changes. You can also get updates on flight departures or delays by subscribing to the official airports newsletter service you will find on this page. Their service with prompt you by email, if any problem are occurring.
As with any national or international airport, passengers are first required to check-in and drop off their baggage. With many airlines nowadays, you can check-in online first to save you the hassle when you arrive. If this option is available by your airliner it highly advisable to do this online and print your boarding card, especially if you have not baggage to check-in, so you can proceed straight to passport and security control.
If you do need to check-in or drop off your luggage, you will find the check-in desks located in the departures lobby on the ground floor of the terminal. Buses, taxis and the passenger drop off area are located just outside of the departures lobby, so access if easy and just a short walk. On entering the lobby, you will find the check-in desks on the right.
After you enter the departure lobby you will first need to find the correct check-in desk number to proceed to. Ensure you have your flight number accessible, and then check the correct desk number using the overhead monitors. At the desk you will need the passport of all passengers along with your flight tickets, with will then be exchanged for your boarding cards. If you have already checked-in online, you have find a quicker bag drop desk available.
Ensure you check-in with plenty of time to spare. You will be notified by your airliner when you should check-in, but if you are unsure the general rules apply:
- Domestic flights: check in 1 hour before departure
- European flights: check in 2 hours before departure
- Long haul flights: check in 3 hours before departure
After you have checked-in and dropped of your hold luggage, you can proceed to passport and security control. The departures lobby has 46 check-in desks and if you require your luggage to be wrapped with protective wrapping, you will find a shop offering this service. You will also find a currency exchange shop and a coffee shop in this area.
Remember that your hold and hand luggage have size and weight limits. You will be notified by your airliner what these are, so ensure you are below the limits to avoid any extra charges, or in some cases, your baggage not being allowed on the plane.
Also, remember that no sharp objects are allowed and to never carry items for other people you don't know.
Departure Lounge and Boarding Gates
After you have cleared security, you can make your way to the departure lounge. The departure lounge is located on the first floor which is easily accessible by the escalator you find in the security area. On first entering the departure lounge you will notice the boarding gates are on the left. You will need to proceed to these when your gate is open.
There are 23 boarding gates in total and to find out which gate you need to go to, and when, keep checking the overhead monitor in the departure lounge. For your reference, gates 1 to 11 are located downstairs, and will take slightly longer to get to, so if you gate is in this range, proceed to your gate at your earliest convenience.
The departures lounge has recently been extended and you will now find many more shops and restaurants. Some of the shops you will now find include the following:
- Aeronautica Militare (Clothing)
- Bottega Dei Sapori (Wines and Chocolate)
- Capisa (Handbags)
- Conte Of Florence (Clothing)
- Dufry (Duty Free)
- Fontiana Wines
- Legami (Gifts and Accessories)
- Panino Giusto (Pizzeria)
- Puro Gusto (Coffee and Bakery)
- Santa Cristina (Wine Bar)
- Tentazion (Sandwiches)
- Tosca Blu (Handbags)
There is a VIP lounge available which some flights include. If your flight doesn't include access to this lounge you still enter at a cost of €25,00 per person. Frequent flyers from Bergamo can purchase a VIP Card if they choose at a cost of €35,00 per person per year for unrestricted entry.