Thanks to Rome's strategic position at the centre of Italy, Rome Airports System serve an incredibly extensive and homogeneous catchment area.
Rome is the largest Italian city, with approximately 3 million inhabitants and a per-capita income higher than the Italian average value: by far, two fundamental elements that, coupled with the Capital city's impressively large historical and cultural background, give Carriers an excellent "starting point" to successfully operate new flight toward any destinations.
Rome is in fact considered to be one of the most attractive international tourist destinations, having received in the year 2012, 8.044.196 people (Source: Bilateral Tourism Board in Latium) with an increase of +5.6%.
The Italian capital is not only a tourist destination, but even the main political and economical centre in Italy, hosting all the Foreign Embassies and lot of the leading multinationals headquarters running business in Italy. This is further corroborated by the "passenger profile assessments" carried out during last year, as they show that more than 30% of passengers travel to and from Rome for business purposes.
From a broader perspective, 12 million people live in what can be considered a "natural" catchment area within a radius of 250 km around Rome. Thanks to an excellent road and rail network (with direct access into Fiumicino Airport), both airports are easy to reach from all the main cities in Central Italy.
In the absence of any other major local airport hubs, for long haul flights, Rome Fiumicino airport serves a vast area that extends to Central-Southern Italy, the islands and beyond, with a population of approximately 32 million people: Leonardo da Vinci airport offers in fact a wide network of domestic flights connecting about 30 Italian destinations, with approx. 400 daily flights operated by the leading domestic carriers.