22 November 2023
Opening today at the 'G.B. Pastine’ airport in Ciampino, and in a few days also at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino.

Ciampino, 22 November 2023 – Another step in the path towards making the airport passenger experience faster and seamless.
Starting from today, at the ‘G.B. Pastine’ airport in Ciampino, passengers can use Italian ID cards at the e-gates – before now only for passports – provided they are electronic (CIE), valid for foreign travels and issued after 7 February 2018.

This option is valid for passengers holding Italian citizenship and over the age of 14 and in a few days will be extended to the ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ airport in Fiumicino: this will make Rome airports the first in Italy to introduce this innovation, which implements the provisions of the Ministry of the Interior Department of Public Security, which recently authorised the use of electronic gates also for CIE holders for the following destinations:

- Albania;
- Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- Bulgaria;
- Cyprus;
- Georgia;
- Ireland;
- Kosovo;
- North Macedonia;
- Moldova;
- Montenegro;
- Romania;
- Serbia;
- Turkey;
- Egypt (tourism travel only);
- Tunisia (tourism travel only).

For any countries not included on this list, the rules remain unchanged and passengers will need an electronic valid passport to use the e-gates when travelling to/from Italy.
Every year, at Aeroporti di Roma airports, more than 50% of passengers of all nationalities use e-gates for passport control, which reduces queue times considerably. This numbers put Fiumicino and Ciampino airports ahead of all other European airports for use and functionality of e-gates.

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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