Traffic Data March 2024

Fiumicino records 3.6 million passengers in March, Northeast Airport Hub handled nearly 3.4 million passengers in first quarter 2024, up +2.6% from 2023.

Aeroporti di Roma- Aeroporti di Fiumicino e Ciampino

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In March, the Roman airport system, which includes Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine airports, recorded about 3.9 million passengers, surpassing March 2019 figures by 2% and March 2023 figures by 26%.

Looking at Rome’s main airport, Rome Fiumicino Airport reached 3.6 million passengers with a 7 percent growth over 2019 traffic.

Point-to-point traffic, i.e., passengers departing or arriving in Rome without connecting at another intermediate airport, confirmed the growth trend in March as well, registering +18% over 2019 volumes and +24% over 2023 values, led by European flows.

Also improving further is short- and medium-haul traffic, up 4 percent on 2019, thanks in part to the contribution of EU Europe, which exceeded pre-pandemic values by 21 percent in March.

Long-haul traffic continued to show improving results, with 22% growth over pre-pandemic levels and 57% growth over March 2023, a period when Covid containment regulations on flights to and from China were still in place, which lasted until August 2023.

The best performing market, both in absolute traffic values and compared to the pre-Covid period, is North America, which achieved 56 percent growth in March, supported by the reopening of some routes that had been temporarily suspended during the winter off-season and the early start of some routes, which are usually scheduled to start with the beginning of the summer season. To give some examples, Calgary operated by WestJet, Chicago by United, Los Angeles by ITA Airways and San Francisco operated by ITA Airways and United, Norse Atlantic with the early resumption of flights between the Capital and the “Big Apple.”

The Arabian Peninsula, with a growth over March 2019 of 37%, positioned itself as the second largest market in terms of long-haul traffic volumes, followed by the Far East, which in the month reached 92% recovery over pre-pandemic values and recorded, compared to other geographical areas, the highest value of growth over the same period in 2023. Of note was the return to Rome Fiumicino of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which resumed operations between Rome and Dhaka after 9 years.

Central South America posted an 89 percent recovery in March and an 83 percent growth over 2023, with São Paulo as the top destination, growing 1 percent over March 2019 traffic volumes.

Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine Airport ended March with more than 330,000 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 nearly 3.4 million passengers in the first quarter of 2024, up +2.6% over 2023 and recovering 97% of 2019 flows. A total of nearly 1.3 million passengers were handled in March, +2% over the same month last year (recovery over 2019 was 95%).

Venice Airport recorded about 800,000 passengers in March, trending in line with 2023 More than 2.1 million were passengers in the first quarter of the year, +2.7 percent over the previous year (+2.2 percent over 2019).
The quarter’s traffic was characterized by an 81% international component (over 1.7 million pax).
The Venetian airport is confirming its role as the third domestic intercontinental gateway, further strengthened by the vibrancy of the North American market, which reconfirms summer connections to Atlanta, Chicago, New York JFK, New York Newark, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto. To the Middle East, Qatar Airways will resume from June its daily connection to Doha, which was suspended during the pandemic. The flight adds to Emirates’ established presence, which operates daily flights to Dubai. Asiana will operate a weekly flight between Venice and Seoul, operating from June to October.

Treviso airport handled nearly 250,000 passengers in March and more than 660,000 in the quarter, in line with the first three months of 2023 (recovering 84 percent of 2019 flows).
Spain, Albania, Romania, Belgium and Poland were the main European markets. A variety of countries that confirms the consolidated appreciation towards the airport also by business passengers, in addition to those traveling for tourism and VFR (Visit Friends and Relatives), which together make up Canova’s passenger profile.

Verona Airport handled more than 216 thousand passengers during the month and nearly 600 thousand at progressive from January to March. Compared to 2023, the trend was positive +4.1% for the month and +4.7% between January and March (with a recovery over 2019 traffic of 96% in the quarter).
In addition to the domestic market, the main international markets were the United Kingdom and Germany, both with strong incoming connotations, followed by the Albanian market.
Volotea planned operations to seven new destinations: Comiso, Copenhagen, Madrid, Prague and Valencia operating as early as March, joined by Bordeaux from April and Salerno from September. Ryanair is also making Verona closer to Spain, with connections to Madrid and Valencia. SkyAlps will connect Verona to Croatia for the first time, with weekly flights to Brac and Zadar operating from June. A twice-weekly flight to Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, will also be activated from April. An important return is that of Air France, which from April 2 reinstates Verona among its destinations, with a three-weekly flight to the Paris CDG hub.
Neos has reconfirmed for the summer its program with short-, medium- and long-haul connections to outgoing and ethnic destinations, adding from June a weekly flight to Hurghada that reinforces the now established Red Sea segment.