Vision, Mission & Strategy
Be the ideal gateway to Italy.
The opportunity for ongoing development based on expansion of the route network will make the Bologna airport into the ideal gateway for passengers travelling to and from the area.
Increase the route network and ensure that passengers enjoy a unique experience.
Bologna Airport will succeed in this mission if passengers acknowledge it as the ideal gateway, through which to reach all destinations, providing quick access to a community offering high-quality services and facilities.
The Group’s strategic objectives which underlie the development of all operations are outlined below.
Net of the effects of the pandemic, the echoes of which gradually faded as the months passed, 2022 nevertheless showed criticalities due to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, which produced a strong impact due to the increase in energy and raw material costs and, consequently, inflation. Despite this, the Marconi paid attention to matters related to environmental sustainability, innovation and general improvement of our users' travel experience with a focus on the following strategic objectives:
The Group seeks to maintain a varied range of flight offerings suited to various types of users by adding to the number of airlines operating out of the airport, while continuing to maintain good margins also on the new traffic generated. In terms of traffic development, the Group targets the adding of routes, with the introduction of new Eastern and long-haul destinations, while boosting frequencies to existing destinations. The Group also focuses on improving airport accessibility, through the development of ground connections and the expansion of its catchment area.
The investments outlined in the Master Plan and Regulatory Agreement are fundamental to the development of the Group's business. The strategy in question calls for an efficient use of the existing infrastructure's capacity and modular implementation of new investments to ensure that infrastructure capacity keeps pace with expected traffic development. The passenger terminal expansion project is a key part of the infrastructure development plan, permitting the development of - in particular - the boarding gates area, in addition to extending dedicated commercial space. This project is complemented by targeted work to increase the capacity of some specific subsystems, such as security and passport controls. The Group also plans to develop non-aviation business with the opening of new stores, new car spaces and the extension of the range of services available to passengers.
The Group is focused on ensuring the constant improvement of the services offered to airport users in its fields of operation, both directly and indirectly, while also constantly improving its standards of security, quality and respect for the environment. In order to support and improve all aspects of operations and generate Customer loyalty, the Group considers it key to develop a culture of innovation which revolves around the installation of technology that facilitates greater interaction with passengers and optimises the airport travelling experience.
The Group is committed to all aspects of sustainability, ranging from those of an environmental nature to compliance with ethical and social principles, in view of the important role which Bologna airport plays as a vital hub for the region. The Group also strives to develop those who work at the Airport and build an organisation which responds to the evolving demands of the market and which supports the individual in their work.
The Group has furthermore identified two overarching guidelines to the strategic objectives identified above which are viewed as a touchpoint for company operations:
Maximise financial performance
The Group is focused on consistently improving the financial performance and on ensuring an adequate return for shareholders.
Performing and sustainable corporation
The Group aims to improve the efficiency and efficacy of its processes and internal structure, with a view to improving company performance and development, while paying increasing attention to sustainability in its environmental, social and governance components.