Air traffic recovery continues with new openings in long haul
Aeroporti di Roma- Fiumicino and Ciampino airports
At Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports, the traffic recovery trend observed in previous months continued in June.
June closed with more than 3.3 million passengers and a 13% growth over the previous month. Comparing the data with the same month in 2019, more than 70 % of total volumes were recovered.
Looking specifically at Fiumicino Airport, more than 3 million travelers have been recorded with a daily average of more than 100 thousand passengers per day, compared to an average of about 27 thousand in the same month of the previous year. This progressive increase made it possible to recover about 72% of the traffic volumes carried in the same month of 2019.
Compared to the previous month, the increase for Extra-EU destinations driven by the numerous and significant network innovations that characterized the traffic of this area, bringing it to 65% of 2019 volumes and +520% compared to June last year. Key factors included growth in travel to and from North America, which was joined by the restoration of connections to South America (Buenos Aires by ITA Airways and Aerolineas, São Paulo by ITA Airways) and South Korea thanks to Asiana Airlines. Also in June, Qantas’s new connection between Rome Fiumicino and Australia started in addition to Gulf Air’s flight to Bahrain.
Traffic to the European Union continues to perform well with a recovery of about 80% of 2019 passenger volumes thanks to tourist flows to and from Spain, France, Germany and Greece. In this area, volumes are five times the 2021 level.
Domestic traffic is also growing compared to previous months, reaching more than 66% of 2019 volumes with recovery driven by tourist flows to Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia.
Ciampino Airport ended June with more than 300,000 passengers with a decrease in transported volumes of -40% compared to 2019. This result is due to the reduction of commercial movements due to noise abatement in the airport area from 100 to 65 flights per day.
Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)
The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona, and Brescia, handled more than 6.1 million passengers in the first half of 2022, recovering 72% of traffic in the first 6 months of 2019. June ended with more than 1.6 million passengers, accounting for 87% of traffic in the corresponding month of 2019.
Venice Airport recorded over 1 million passengers in June and 3.8 million since the beginning of the year. Traffic recovery compared to 2019 was 72%, with a progressively positive trend over the months (in June the recovery was 87%).
Main target market between January and June was again the domestic market, with more than 1 million passengers (26% of total traffic), followed by France, Great Britain and Spain. The main destinations were Paris CDG, Naples and Catania.
Passengers between Venice and long-haul markets (U.S.A., Canada, UAE) totaled 150 thousand in the first half of the year, including 70 thousand in June.
Treviso Airport handled 250 thousand passengers in June and 1.16 million in the first half of the year, a 71% recovery of 2019 flows (recovery in June was 88%).
89% of passengers traveled to international destinations (main international market: Spain, followed by Romania).
Main routes in the first 6 months of 2022 were Brussels CRL, Bucharest OTP, and Tirana.
Verona Airport handled 355 thousand passengers in June and nearly 1.2 million in the first half of the year, recovering 74% of 2019 traffic volumes (85% in June).
The contribution of domestic traffic, the Verona Airport’s main market, was 49% (573 thousand passengers). Second market by passenger traffic was the English one, followed by Albania and Germany.
The positive traffic trend is related to the launch of new routes for the summer season, as well as the reopening of both incoming (mainly Great Britain) and outgoing (mainly Red Sea and Spain) leisure traffic.
Main domestic destinations in the first half of the year were Catania and Palermo, whilst main international destinations were London and Tirana.