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New important international recognition for Aeroporti di Roma. "Airport Council International" (ACI), the institutional association that independently surveys passenger satisfaction at the world's major airports, has awarded Fiumicino airport the Aci Europe Best Airport Award 2022, in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. This is the 4th time in the last 5 years that ADR has been ranked first among European airports, following the evaluation of a jury of experts from the European travel industry. This comes on top of "Leonardo da Vinci's" recognition as the European leader for five consecutive years in terms of service quality as expressed directly by passengers.
The ACI Europe Best Airport Awards 2022 jury was composed of authoritative representatives from the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, SESAR Joint Undertaking, International Transport Forum and ECAC. The judges assessed not only how airports have reacted to the crisis, but also how they are innovating by focusing on the airport sector's sustainability goals of decarbonisation. What made the Leonardo da Vinci's victory possible was Aeroporti di Roma's excellent track record in technological innovation, with its strategy oriented towards an ever more avant-garde future, capitalising on digitalisation and open innovation to offer passengers even more safety and comfort during their journey. In this context, the creation of the Innovation hub at the airport, dedicated to start-ups and the development of urban air mobility services, stands out, with the launch of the first vertical take-off electric aircraft connections between the airport and Rome as early as 2024.
In terms of sustainability, particular praise was given to Fiumicino's goal to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2030, twenty years ahead of what has been set at European airport sector level, in intermodality with the development of integrated train+airplane products, and in the dissemination of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel), the biofuel able to reduce CO2 emissions by 60-90%.
"We are proud of this new record," said Aeroporti di Roma CEO Marco Troncone, "which is the result of the daily passionate commitment of our staff and all our partners. We are working on building the airport of the future with greater use of technology, maximum efficiency in the relationship with the environment, further infrastructural and operational reliability and resilience, maximum security and lots of comfort and value-added services for our passengers. This is demonstrated by the new boarding area, which opened just over a month ago, which will play a crucial role in ensuring that Rome and Italy can reaffirm their centrality on the international scene”