Air traffic flies to Europe and North America
Aeroporti di Roma- Fiumicino and Ciampino airports
The traffic recovery observed in previous months was consolidated in May. In fact, the Rome airport system returned to exceed 2.9 million passengers, almost five times the volumes of the same month in 2021, up 12% from the previous month.
More than 2.6 million passengers passed through Fiumicino airport during the month, more than 85,000 on average per day, up sharply from about 18,000 in the same month of 2021. This gradual increase made it possible to recover about 69% of the traffic volumes carried in the same month of 2019.
The recovery to 2019 is driven by EU traffic, which accounts for more than 50% of total volumes in the month. This market area achieves nearly 80% of the volumes in the same month of 2019 and totals nearly 1.4 million passengers to or from mainly Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
The Non-EU area is the one that grows the most compared to the previous month and reaches almost 60% of the same-month 2019 volumes. This growth is driven by the increase in frequencies to the United States to which are added the recent departures of Delta’s routes to Boston and United Airlines to Chicago. Also significant is the growth in traffic to Canada where Air Canada and Air Transat’s frequency increases to Toronto and Montreal were joined by Westjet’s recent opening to Calgary. Still limited passenger traffic volumes to South America and Asia.
Domestic traffic also grew compared to previous months and reached more than 60% of 2019 volumes with a recovery led by tourist flows to Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia.
Ciampino airport handled over 310 thousand passengers in May 2022 with a decrease in transported volumes of -40% compared to 2019. However, this result is related to the reduction of commercial movements for 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 4.5 million passengers between January and May 2022, recovering 68% of traffic in the first 5 months of 2019, for 47,898 total movements. May closed with more than 1.4 million passengers, accounting for 85% of the traffic in the corresponding month of 2019.
Venice airport handled more than 900 thousand passengers in May and 2.78 million since the beginning of the year. Traffic recovery compared to 2019 was 68%, with a progressive trend over the months (recovery in May was 85%). Main target market was again the domestic market, with 750 thousand passengers between January and May (27% of total traffic). Main international markets were France, Britain and Spain. Long-haul operations between Venice and the United States (Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta and New York JFK, American Airlines’ Philadelphia, and United Airlines’ New York EWR) also resumed in May.
Treviso airport handled 246 thousand passengers in May and 916 thousand since the beginning of the year, with a 68% recovery on 2019 flows and a progressively positive trend (in May, the recovery on 2019 passengers was 85%). The 89% of passengers traveled to international destinations. First market was Spain, followed by the domestic market and Romania. Main final destination cities in the first 5 months of 2022 were Brussels, Bucharest, and Tirana.
Verona airport recorded 255 thousand passengers in May and 824 thousand in the first 5 months of the year, with a recovery of 2019 traffic volumes of 70% (85% in May). Verona airport’s main market was the domestic market, with a 51% share of total traffic (416 thousand passengers), followed by Great Britain, Albania, Germany and Egypt. Main destination cities in the first 5 months of the year were Catania, Palermo and Bari.