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Today, Aeroporti di Roma presented the new proposal for the Airport Development Plan to Users of Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. Until the end of the concession in 2046, the Plan provides for an additional €8.2 billion in investments, in addition to the approximately €1.8 billion already invested from 2012 to date, for a total of approximately €10 billion.
The key word of the new plan is Sustainability, with a broad spectrum from an environmental, acoustic, market, social and economic point of view. Despite the serious consequences produced by the pandemic, ADR confirms its high long-term traffic potential that can be expressed by the Rome airport system, and confirms its commitment to develop an infrastructure plan for a capacity of up to 100 million passengers at the end of the concession in 2046.
The proposed development plan - which is still being carefully examined by ENAC for applicable checks and with which a productive dialogue is underway, aimed at ensuring the best technical functionality and the best compliance with the standards of excellence already demonstrated by the airport in recent years - foresees the expansion to the east of the current airport and no longer to the north, as had previously been planned. This new project minimises land consumption in favour of the territory and optimises the existing infrastructures that will be built in compliance with the stringent LEED environmental certifications. The design solutions identified by Aeroporti di Roma for this plan are inspired by the highest quality and technological standards. Specifically, a new system for the acceptance and boarding of travellers will be activated in the coming weeks, through biometric facial identification on the routes to Atlanta and New York. The system, in addition to making transit at Fiumicino airport easier and faster for passengers, thanks to the partnership with Delta Air Lines, will be available both in Rome and in the United States, thus offering passengers on these routes a fully biometric travel experience.
In the meantime, ADR is completing the expansion of the current Terminal 1, which will have a new boarding area with 23 boarding gates, a new waiting and shopping area, 3 additional baggage reclaim belts and an entire dedicated catering area. A major renovation of Terminal 3 will also be initiated by the end of the year.