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Aeroporti di Roma reports that, in July, there was a gradual resumption of traffic, with particular reference to the domestic and Schengen segment, also following the introduction of the Digital Green Certificate, whilst a persistent weakness of non-EU flows, also in relation to the restrictive measures that are still in place.
Above all, as a result of this latter element, traffic volumes at Fiumicino still remain very far from normal overall: in fact, July showed flows equal, on average, to about 30% of pre-covid levels, increasing towards the end of month with peaks of about 53 thousand passengers a day.
The current infrastructural set up has so far provided for a consistent partialisation of capacity, with operations concentrated in Terminal 3, which guarantees over 60% of Fiumicino’s terminal capacity and boarding areas that guarantee over 75% of capacity and approximately 90% of boarding at the gate, without the use of buses. However, according to plans already set out by the Company and in relation to the constant monitoring of operated and foreseeable traffic levels, ADR has already foreseen the reopening of Terminal 1 at Fiumicino airport in the first half of August, with a view to maximising service levels to users.
In any case, also in relation to press articles, Aeroporti di Roma specifies that the situation regarding traffic flows at the airport is constantly monitored both by ADR and by the competent authorities. So far, the risk of gatherings has been assessed as low due to the high fluidity of the queues, also taking into account the time limit beyond which close contact can be considered dangerous, specified by the Health Authorities as at least 15 minutes and without a mask, which, as is known, still remains mandatory inside the terminals. In the meantime, at the Fiumicino terminal, the prevention and protection measures and procedures adopted by ADR continue and are further strengthened: from the dedicated staff inside the Terminal, who continuously remind passengers to maintain the correct distancing, to service communications repeated several times a day: the signs on the ground, the multiple information signs present at the airport and the optimisation of the air conditioning systems to ensure a high turnover rate of the area.
Since the beginning of the crisis, Aeroporti di Roma has launched a considerable intervention plan, due to the breadth and depth of the measures adopted, which have made Fiumicino airport the first airport in the world to obtain the “5 Stars” certification from part of Skytrax, the international assessment organisation of airlines and airports around the world, for the measures taken to combat the pandemic.
Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group company, manages Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and carries out other business activities that relate and add to airport management. Fiumicino has two passenger terminals and is dedicated to business and leisure customers on national, international and intercontinental routes; Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, express-couriers and General Aviation activities. In 2019, ADR recorded, as an airport system, 49.4 million passengers with over 240 destinations worldwide reachable from Rome, thanks to approximately 100 airlines operating at the two airports (In 2020, following the effects caused by Covid-19 on air transport, Fiumicino airport recorded just 9.8 million passengers while Ciampino airport ended the year with 1.6 million passengers). In 2020, the Airports Council International Europe awarded the Leonardo da Vinci airport with the “Best Airport Award 2020”. For the third year running, the Leonardo da Vinci confirmed its position as the number one European hub with over 40 million passengers. The award adds to the recognition of Airports Council International World which, in 2020, presented the Leonardo da Vinci with the “Airport Service Quality 2019” award for the third consecutive year as Europe’s most valued airport among hubs with more than 40 million passengers. ADR’s management capacity is also confirmed by the awards received during 2019 from Skytrax, the leading international rating and assessment company for the airport sector, which confirmed the 4 Skytrax stars obtained by Fiumicino in 2017.
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