Traffic Data April 2024

Fiumicino Airport in April surpasses 4 million passengers, the Northeast Airport Hub handled more than 4.9 million passengers in the first four months of 2024.

Aeroporti di Roma- Aeroporti di Fiumicino e Ciampino

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With 4.5 million passengers transited during April, Rome’s airport system, which includes Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine airports, registered a 6 percent growth over April 2019 and 25 percent over April 2023.

Looking at traffic at “Leonardo da Vinci,” it reached 4.1 million passengers in April with 11 percent growth over 2019 traffic and 27 percent over the previous year’s traffic. For the first time, the number of departing and arriving flights exceeded pre-pandemic values, growing by 2% compared to April 2019, and by 25% comparing the figure with the same period last year.

Accomplice also to the bridge on the occasion of the April 25 holiday, the peak passenger day since the beginning of 2024 was recorded: Sunday, April 28 with about 156 thousand passengers reached values very similar to the days of highest passenger traffic in the years 2019 and 2016, which fell, however, in the following months, in the middle of Summer.

Point-to-point traffic, i.e., direct arrivals and departures without connecting at another intermediate airport, again confirmed the growth trend of recent months, registering +24% on both 2019 and 2023 values, led by European and North American flows.

Excellent performance for long-haul traffic, which recorded 14% growth compared to pre-pandemic values and 48% compared to April 2023, due to seasonal adjustment on some routes and increased activity, which took place particularly in North America. In fact, it is the North American continent that recorded the best performance both in absolute traffic values and in relation to pre-pandemic values (+33%), registering values up 40% compared to 2023.

April also saw some significant openings: the inauguration of the Rome-Chicago route by ITA Airways, the reopening of the route to Charlotte, which, operated by American Airlines, had been temporarily interrupted during the winter period, and the resumption of flights by Air Transat, which returned to operate connections to and from Toronto. Rome, moreover, also thanks to the resumption of operations to the “Big Apple” by American Airlines, further increases and reaches 64 weekly frequencies to New York, which becomes 187 if we consider altogether all of North America and Mexico.

The Arabian Peninsula ranked as the second largest geographic area in terms of absolute passenger volumes, achieving 16 percent growth over 2019 and 23 percent growth over 2023, followed by the Far East, which recorded in absolute terms, along with North America, the highest values of growth over 2023, reaching a recovery level of 86 percent over pre-Covid levels.

Central South America in April, on the other hand, achieved 90 percent recovery over pre-Covid traffic values and exceeded passengers carried in April 2023 by 58 percent, confirming São Paulo as a top destination in the market.

Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine Airport ended April with more than 318,000 passengers passing through the airport.

 

Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)

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The Northeast Airport Hub (Venice, Treviso, Verona, and Brescia airports) handled more than 4.9 million passengers in the first four months of 2024, up +3% compared to 2023 and up 98% over the same period in 2019. More than 1.5 million passengers were handled in April, +3.8% over the same month last year.

Venice Airport exceeded 1 million passengers for the first time in April, +3.2% over 2023 (+3.9% over 2019). Over 3.1 million were passengers in the first 4 months of the year, +2.8% over the previous year (+2.7% over 2019).
After the domestic market, with about 200 thousand passengers in the month, the main international markets were Britain, France, Germany and Spain.
Passengers’ favorite destinations were Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Catania.
On the long-haul side, during April American Airlines resumed operations between Venice and Philadelphia and United Airlines restarted direct connections to New York Newark.

Treviso airport handled more than 260,000 passengers in April and more than 920,000 in the first four months, in line with the same period in 2023 (recovering 86 percent of 2019 flows).
Spain, Albania, Romania, Poland and Belgium were the main European markets during the month. More than 41 thousand passengers flew in April between Treviso and Tirana, the airport’s main destination, thanks to the operations of Ryanair and Wizz Air.

Verona Airport, with over 270 thousand passengers during April, exceeded traffic volumes for the same month in 2019 by +5%. Progressive passengers were over 860 thousand, with a positive trend of +6.8% over 2023 (recovery over 2019 traffic was 99% during the reporting period).
In addition to the domestic market, the main international markets were the United Kingdom, Spain (with strong growth related to the increase in available routes), and Germany. Nearly 10 thousand passengers traveled during the month between Verona Airport and Egypt (over 30 thousand since the beginning of the year).
During April the direct connection between Verona and Paris CDG by Air France was inaugurated, joined by new flights to Mostar by SkyAlps and to Bordeaux by Volotea. Some summer operations also resumed (Cologne, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Helsinky and Nosy Be).