Rome Airport System exceeds 4 million monthly passengers; Northeastern Airport Hub closes June with over 1.8 million passengers, recovering 96% of the traffic in the corresponding month of 2019.
Aeroporti di Roma – Aeroporti di Fiumicino e Ciampino
Very positive results for Rome’s airports, which in June returned more than 4 million passengers for the first time since summer 2019, reaching an overall recovery level of around 90%.
With 3.9 million travellers, Fiumicino airport recorded an increase of 900 thousand passengers compared to 2022, with a 92% recovery in traffic over 2019 The growth in passengers originating from Rome is confirmed, exceeding the pre-pandemic values by 4%, thanks to the start of the Summer Season peak with predominance of seasonal flights and purely leisure traffic on board.
The European market continues to lead the air transport recovery both in terms of absolute volumes (1.9 million) and percentage growth (+6% compared to 2019 and +19% compared to the same month last year).
The growth trend in intercontinental traffic continues, which – for the first month after the pandemic – records a recovery in 2019 volumes of more than 90%: the North American market leads the way with 10% growth compared to June 2019, thanks to the launch of the connection to Detroit by Delta Airlines and the recent new United Airlines opening for San Francisco (inaugurated at the end of May). In addition to these novelties, there is the activation of new flights to the “Big Apple” with the new company Norse Atlantic, which, together with American and Ita carriers, reach in the summer peak up to 11 daily departures on the Rome-New York route.
Excellent results also for the Far East market with the return of direct connections to Canton and Shenzen, suspended since the start of the pandemic. The return to Australia is confirmed with the direct flight to Perth-Sydney; good traffic performance for Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.
The Middle East is led in terms of passenger numbers by Tel Aviv, which shows a recovery of 89%. Excellent performance was achieved by the routes to Jeddah and Riyadh, which recorded growth above the values recorded before the advent of covid.
Excellent performance was achieved by the routes to Jeddah and Riyadh, which recorded growth above the values recorded before the advent of covid.
On the domestic market, Southern Italy and the Islands are confirmed as the most sought-after destinations during the summer period.
Ciampino G.B. Pastine airport closed the month of June with about 327,000 passengers passing through the airport.
Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)
The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona and Brescia, handled over 8.2 million passengers in the first half of 2023, recovering 97% of the traffic of the same period in 2019. June closed with over 1.8 million passengers, recovering 96% of the traffic in the corresponding month of 2019. Traffic for the month was affected by several days of strikes, which led to the cancellation of flights and seats offered.
Venice Airport recorded over 5.2 million passengers since the beginning of the year and over 1.1 million in June. Traffic for the semester is in line with the same period in 2019 (the recovery was 96% in June).
The domestic market was the main market in the first semester of the year, with almost 1.1 million passengers (21% of total traffic). The main international markets were Great Britain, France, Spain and Germany.
Paris CDG and Barcelona were the preferred destinations in the first semester, followed by Madrid, Naples and Catania.
In June, the carriers SunExpress for Izmir and Play for Reykjavik began operations at Venice airport; was also inaugurated, by Aegean Airlines, the connection between Venice and Thessaloniki.
Treviso airport handled almost 280,000 passengers in June and almost 1.5 million between January and June 2023, with a recovery of 98% of 2019 flows in the month and 89% in progressive terms.
The main market in the first semester was the Romanian market, followed by Spain and the domestic market (international traffic: 90% of the total).
The main destinations were Bucharest, Brussels, Tirana, Paris and Malta.
Verona Airport handled over 390,000 passengers in June and almost 1.5 million since the beginning of the year. The recovery of traffic volumes in 2019 was 95% in the month and 94% in progressive terms.
The Verona airport’s main market was confirmed as the domestic market, with almost 630 thousand passengers in the first half of the year (42% of total traffic). The second market was the English market, followed by Germany, Albania and Egypt.
Passengers’ favourite destinations between January and June were Catania, Palermo, London Gatwick, Tirana and Cagliari.
Neos, which confirms itself as the leading carrier for the leisure segment, connected Verona airport to over 30 destinations in the first half of 2023, 6 of which long-haul, moving a total volume of almost 200 thousand passengers.