9 March 2020
For the third time, Fiumicino Airport has been awarded the Airports Council International prize for airports with more than 40 million passengers per year

For the third year in a row, “Leonardo da Vinci” is the European airport most appreciated by passengers. ACI (Airports Council International) - the international association that independently measures, through passenger interviews, the quality perceived in over 350 airports around the world - awarded Fiumicino Airport the “Airport Service Quality Award” for 2019.

According to the latest surveys carried out by Airports Council International, in the fourth quarter of 2019 Fiumicino airport recorded a new high, reaching a score of 4.55 on a scale out of 5. This is the best quarter ever and confirms the excellence of Italy's leading airport, which ranks first in passenger satisfaction, surpassing all European and American airports with more than 40 million passengers.

In the fourth quarter, the Roman hub surpassed all major European airports in passenger satisfaction. This is the result of the investment, innovation and quality of service strategy that has enabled the airport to climb the rankings in all infrastructure and service areas in just five years.

With this performance, the Roman hub closes 2019 with a record score of 4.47 on an annual basis. Specifically, the service that has recorded the most significant growth in passenger appreciation at "Leonardo da Vinci" is the use of electronic gates (e-gates), for which Fiumicino has become the airport with the highest percentage of passengers in the world to be able to use electronic passport control. This was made possible thanks to collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Interior Ministry and ENAC. The airport’s accessibility, the courtesy of the staff, the waiting time at security, the clarity of information to the public, and the facilities at the airport are among the list of services appreciated by passengers.

 "The result achieved,” said ADR's CEO, Ugo de Carolis, “once again demonstrates the levels of excellence in the quality provided to passengers at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. This is a historic record, the result of investments made by the ADR management company together with the entire airport community. Now our goal is to surpass these achievements thanks to new technologies and innovative services. We will soon inaugurate a new boarding area able to accommodate 13 new gates equipped with loading bridges, 10 remote gates, and a commercial area with the best of Made in Italy that will even further increase the comfort of passengers at Italy’s principal airport".


Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group Company, manages and develops the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome and carried out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino operates through two passenger terminals. It is dedicated to business and leisure clients on national, international and intercontinental routers. Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, by express couriers and for General Aviation operations. In 2019, ADR recorded, as airport system, 49.4 million passengers with over 240 destinations around the world accessible from Rome, thanks to the approx. 100 airlines operating at the two airports. In 2019 the Airports Council International Europe awarded Leonardo da Vinci with the “Best Airport 2019”. For the third year in a row, Fiumicino has been confirmed as the top-ranked of 20 European airports with over 25 million passengers for its quality of service, technological innovation, and the efficiency of its infrastructure. This adds to the “Airport Service Quality” award granted to the Leonardo da Vinci airport in 2019, for the third year in a row, by the Airports Council International World as the most appreciated airport in Europe amongst hubs with more than 40 million passengers. ADR’s management skills have also been confirmed during 2019 by the awards received from Skytrax, the main international society for the rating and evaluation of the airport sector, which verified that Fiumicino achieved 4 Skytrax stars in 2017.




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