24 November 2023
Fiumicino, 24 November 2023 - "On 25 November #RedSuitcase is for everyone!". Through its social networks, Aeroporti di Roma launched its campaign in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with a unanimous invitation extended to passengers and air transport personnel. A symbol of freedom, autonomy and emancipation that goes hand in hand with ADR's determination to implement concrete actions.

"Working on culture, on civic awareness, on equality has a great value and on this we base the initiatives that we launch inside and outside the airport towards our people, passengers, and the population that revolves around our reality," says Marco Troncone, managing director of Aeroporti di Roma, a company of the Mundys Group that manages Rome's 'G.B.  Pastine' Ciampino and 'Leonardo da Vinci' Fiumicino airports. " As we work to change the culture, however, the one thing that needs to be done in the present is to offer immediate help to women in need. It would be a huge step forward if each and every organisation, in its small community, could do this. As an airport manager with more than 4,000 employees who daily impact on a community of about 50,000 people working in our airports, in on one of the largest territorial areas in Italy, we feel a strong responsibility to implement concrete actions and hence the decision to make our airports Punti Viola (businesses trained and sensitised on violence and safety in the street, where any woman who is a victim of gender-based abuse can seek help and find a safe place of refuge in case of danger): through specific training of airport staff on harassment and gender violence, carried out together with the 'DONNEXSTRADA' Association, we will ensure that women in difficulty and in search of help are given a first aid point, support and welcome in our airports'.

As part of Aeroporti di Roma's projects, it is about to start a collaboration with 'TuttexUna', an association founded at Fiumicino with the aim of supporting, welcoming and guiding women who are victims of abuse, physical and psychological violence, sexual violence and other forms of abuse, and which involves Aeroporti di Roma financing a number of listening desks in the area. It will include the installation of one of the benches against violence that make up the project for the Fiumicino area of Mayor Federica Cerulli.
This commitment is part of a broader process involving staff, partners, institutions and local communities and has resulted in active collaborations in support of organisations and associations active in the fight against gender-based violence. The committement is real: starting from the participation in the 'Dis-crimen Dis-criminis' project to raise students' awareness on equality and discrimination issues; to supporting the #WomenforWomenAgainstViolence 'Camomilla Award', displayed on the monitors of Rome Fiumicino airport over the last month, to sponsoring the 31st edition of BestWoman, a Fidal race scheduled for the next 3 December in Fiumicino, organised by ASD Atletica Villa Guglielmi.

Aeroporti di Roma, an Mundys Group company, manages and develops the Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and carries out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino, the first and only airport in Italy with a Skytrax rating of 5 stars for excellent standards in service quality, has two passenger terminals and is dedicated to business and leisure customers on domestic, international and intercontinental routes; Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, express-couriers and General Aviation activities In 2019, ADR recorded 49.4 million passengers as an airport system. (In 2022, due to the effects induced by Covid - 19 on air transport, Fiumicino Airport recorded 29.4 million passengers, while Ciampino Airport closed the year with 3.5 million passengers). Over the past six years, Aeroporti di Roma has received numerous awards, recognitions and quality certificates. The most important are the AIRPORT SERVICE QUALITY AWARD, awarded by ACI World in the category of European airports with more than 40 million passengers per year, for the years 2017 to 2022, for high levels of passenger satisfaction, and the ACI EUROPE BEST AIRPORT AWARD, category of airports with more than 40 million passengers per year, for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023: in this case, the award rewards the achievement of excellence in several disciplines, including safety, operations, infrastructure, community relations, environmental awareness and customer care. As a result of these achievements, in 2022, ACI World included ADR in the 'Director General's Roll of Excellence', a roll of excellence to which only 69 out of more than 18,000 airports worldwide belong for the very high levels of quality offered to their passengers. SKYTRAX, in 2018 awarded ADR the WORLD'S MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT ARWARD based on the evaluation of services experienced by passengers at various airports around the world. In 2022 ADR received, again from Skytrax, the BEST AIRPORT STAFF IN EUROPE AWARD for meeting precise parameters of friendliness and efficiency of customer service staff in the terminal. ADR has also been recognised for its commitment to sustainability, receiving the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL 2020 award. In the field of innovation, in 2021, in connection with the SESAR - Single European Sky project, ADR was awarded the ACI EUROPE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD for the airport's investment in the brand new Airport Operation Centre, and the implementation of the innovation model focused on Open Innovation. In 2022, Plug and Play Tech Center, the largest private investment fund in Silicon Valley, awarded ADR the "Corporate Innovation Award" for its commitment to promoting open innovation initiatives and building an innovative "airport of the future," an award confirmed for 2023.

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