Roman Airport System, 4.5 million passengers confirmed for the second consecutive month.
Polo Aeroportuale del Nord-Est, 96% recovery on 2019 traffic volume.
Rome Airports– Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports
In August, Fiumicino and Ciampino airports together reached 4.5 million passengers for the second consecutive month and exceeded July’s traffic figures, despite a series of events that impacted domestic and intercontinental traffic, including the closure of the Catania terminal for days due to fire, the extraordinary weather events in northern Europe and northern Italy, and the computer blockage at the control towers in the UK.
Fiumicino’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ airport, with 4.2 million monthly passengers, records for the second month in a row the absolute passenger record of the period after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, confirming the positive trend of the summer.
The recovery of 2019 traffic volumes remains stable at 94%, as does the growth in point-to-point traffic, which remains 5% above pre-covid levels.
The purely seasonal summer traffic contributed to strengthening the growth of the European market, which continues to record an increase in volumes compared to 2019 levels.
Intercontinental traffic ended the month with 94% recovery of 2019 volumes, in line with passenger flows to short-haul destinations The North American market once again led the way with +11% of passengers carried compared to August 2019, thanks to good performances on the New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington routes.
Looking at the performance of the African continent, which reached 93% recovery in August, the most sought-after destinations are Algiers, Addis Ababa and Cairo, with traffic volumes above 2019 levels, while Tunis and Zanzibar record a growing 2019 traffic recovery.
Central-South America improves its 2019 traffic recovery, driven by the two main destinations connected with Rome Fumicino airport, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Passenger traffic improved for the Far East, which saw its recovery increase to 70%.
An important contribution came from the routes to Tokyo and Tapei, which achieved good results, returning to almost all pre-pandemic volumes. Good performances also for the Chinese cities connected with Rome, such as Chengdu, Hangzou, Chongqing and Shanghai.
With regard to the Middle East market, almost all destinations are growing, especially Doha, which exceeds 2019 levels, and Tel Aviv, which reaches 94% recovery.
Ciampino Airport G.B. Pastine closed the month of August with more than 344,000 passengers passing through the airport, a slight increase compared to July.
Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)
The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona and Brescia, in the first 8 months of 2023 handled more than 12.1 million passengers , with a 96% recovery of the traffic of the corresponding period of 2019. More than 1.9 million passengers were recorded in August (93% of August 2019 traffic).
Venice Airport recorded almost 7.7 million passengers between January and August and 1.2 million in August. The recovery of 2019 traffic was 93 % for the month and 98 % for the year-to-date.
The domestic market was the top one with more than 250,000 passengers in the month. The main international markets were Great Britain, Spain, France and Germany.
Paris, Barcelona and Madrid were the preferred destinations during the month.
Over 300 thousand passengers flew directly between Venice and North America in the first 8 months of 2023 (Atlanta, New York JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto).
The trend during the year of flights to new markets (Armenia: 34 thousand passengers; Jordan: 25 thousand; Saudi Arabia: 17 thousand; Cyprus: 10 thousand) confirms the potential of the ‘Marco Polo’ customer base.
Treviso airport handled more than 2 million passengers since the beginning of the year and more than 290,000 in August, with a recovery of 93% year-on-year and in line with the trend for August 2019.
The main market during the month was Spain, followed by Romania, France, Poland and Belgium (international traffic: 94% of the total).
Main destinations were Bucharest, Brussels, Tirana, Malta and Paris.
Verona Airport handled over 450,000 passengers in August and 2.4 million in the first 8 months of the year. The recovery of traffic volumes for 2019 was 92% for the month and 94% for the year to date.
The domestic market was confirmed as the Verona airport’s main market, with over 170 thousand passengers in the month (38% of total traffic), followed by the English market and Germany, Greece, Albania and Egypt.
Passengers’ favourite destinations were London, Olbia, Catania, Palermo and Cagliari.
Since the beginning of the year, the long-haul segment, operated by Neos, has handled a volume of 38 thousand passengers (+20 thousand compared to 2022).