21 July 2022
Airports of Rome for business continuity
Fiumicino, 20 July 2022 - Important recognition for Aeroporti di Roma. It has obtained ISO 22301 certification for business continuity management from TÜV Italia, adding a significant piece to its standards of operation and resilience.

In particular, Aeroporti di Roma, for its AirPort Operations Centre (APOC) processes, has implemented state-of-the-art infrastructures, technologies, processes and backup systems to protect against risk events that may impact its business continuity to prevent interruptions or suspensions of services and minimise inconveniences for Fiumicino airport stakeholders.

"I would like to thank TÜV Italia for their recognition of us," said Ing. Ivan Bassato, Chief Aviation Officer of Aeroporti di Roma - With today, Fiumicino takes a further step toward the future airport. The centralised APOC-Airport Operation Centre control room is an essential tool in planning, monitoring and improving our airport's business continuity management system. The technological component enhances the human factor in the name of integration and coordination between all airport operators. Thanks to the constant efforts and commitment of everyone, we have achieved an important result within the framework of Aeroporti di Roma's strategy based on excellence in service quality and safety, sustainability and innovation'.

"Obtaining ISO 22301 certification represents an important recognition of the maturity of the ADR Group's governance and risk control processes and constitutes a further element of strengthening our internal control system," adds Lorenzo Rinaldi, Vice President of Risk Governance & Compliance of Aeroporti di Roma.

"Returning to work with Aeroporti di Roma was a privilege and an unrenounceable opportunity. From the start, the management and dedicated staff showed their commitment to completing the certification project on schedule," says Stefania Pesce, Sales Area Manager of T֮ÜV Italia.

Her words are joined by those of Antonio Bagiolini, Business Line Manager - ICT - Technical Coordinator - T֮ÜV Italia, who followed the certification process:

"ISO 22301 is a standard that necessarily requires the transversal involvement of all operational and management areas of the company to identify the requirements for the planning and implementation of a management system suitable for preventing risks and protecting the organisation from events that could potentially cause operational disruption. Aeroporti di Roma has fully demonstrated, during the certification process, that it possesses two great values, which are awareness and the capacity for involvement and participation, at all levels of the company, concerning the principles that underpin resilience and the guarantee of continuity to its stakeholders." 

Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group company, manages and develops the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino and carries out other activities associated with and supplementary 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 that can be reached from Rome, thanks to the approximately 100 airlines operating in the two airports (In 2021, following the effects induced by Covid-19 on air transport, Fiumicino airport recorded just 11.7 million passengers, whilst Ciampino airport closed the year with 2.3 million passengers). In 2020 the Airports Council International Europe awarded Leonardo da Vinci the "Best Airport Award 2020". For the third consecutive year, Leonardo da Vinci confirmed its first place out of all European hubs with over 40 million passengers. The award is added to the recognition of Airports Council International World which, in 2022, for the fifth consecutive year, awarded Leonardo da Vinci the "Airport Service Quality 2021" award as the most popular airport in Europe amongst the hubs with more than 40 million passengers. As a result of these achievements, in 2022 ACI included ADR in the "Director General's Roll of Excellence", a list made up of only 64 airports around the world (out of more than 18,000 airports worldwide), which have distinguished themselves for the very high levels of quality offered to their passengers. ADR's management expertise is also confirmed by the awards received in 2019 by Skytrax, the main international rating and assessment company in the airport sector, which confirmed the 4 Skytrax stars obtained by Fiumicino in 2017. Major awards have also been received in the area of digital innovation, the main driver of ADR's strategy. During 2021, the “Digital Transformation Award”' was awarded to Fiumicino airport as part of the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards. Lastly, with reference to the measures implemented for health protection, the hubs have distinguished themselves by winning numerous awards: the “Airport Health Accreditation” for the 2020 and 2021, the “Airport Health Measures Audit” in 2020, which certified the Safeguard airports, the “Biosafety Trust Certification” by RINA in 2020, the result of a careful investigation on the containment measures adopted for all forms of possible contagion and the “Covid-19 Skytrax Airport Rating 2020” which awarded Leonardo da Vinci 5 stars globally based on the efficiency of the procedures and the results of the ATP tests.